Marcy Twete is the author of You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works and the Founder and CEO of Career Girl Network, an initiative that began in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2007 with the blog “Minneapolis Career Girl” and later in Chicago, Illinois with the “Chicago Career Girl” blog. After building blog readership in Minneapolis and Chicago, Career Girl Network went national, as Marcy left the comforts of a full-time paid position to pursue her dream of connecting women nationally and internationally and providing resources to women who want to excel in their careers.
Marcy spent her childhood and adolescence in rural North Dakota, the granddaughter of farmers, and daughter to parents who instilled a strong work ethic and dedication to excellence at a young age. She worked her way through high school and college, waiting tables, taking tickets, making coffee, and completing multiple internships during her time at the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Always the “career girl”, Ms. Twete graduated college in 3.5 years, eager to jump into the working world, quickly landing in the political realm in both Washington, DC and later Minneapolis, Minnesota. Later, armed with a dedication to public service and the female electorate, she took the skills harnessed in politics and moved to the nonprofit sector, working as Events and Sponsorships Manager for the women’s economic development agency, WomenVenture in St. Paul, Minnesota. There, she executed one of the largest women’s conferences in the country and developed more strongly her deep passion for helping women to succeed in business and in life.
Following her work at WomenVenture, Marcy held a leadership position at Pillsbury United Communities in Minneapolis and consulted full-time at Grenzebach Glier and Associates in Chicago, further harnessing her direct marketing and fundraising skills in organizations large and small including the University of Cambridge, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, and WomenThrive among others. At both PUC and GG+A, Marcy steered her work towards programs and clients whose focus was women and girls. She is the Vice Chair of the Chicago Board of Directors for Step Up Women’s Network in Chicago and a member of the Advisory Board for Girls on the Run Twin Cities, and is dedicated to advancing the work of organizations that move the needle for women and girls worldwide.
Today, Twete is dedicated as CEO and Founder to the work of Career Girl Network and its mission to provide for women clear paths to career success and a large network of women to nurture, mentor, and support their goals. She is a proud downtowner, living in the Chicago Loop with her husband Charlie.