Meet our East Bay Women's Conference 2017 Featured Speakers
Marilyn King — 2-time Olympic Pentathlete, Peak Performance Expert, Peace Enthusiast
Molly Maxwell — Trans Youth Advocate
Marilyn King is a two-time Olympian (1972, 1976), in the five event Pentathlon. Her 20-year athletic career includes five national titles and a World Record. An automobile accident in 1979 rendered her unable to train physically for her third Olympic Team. Using only mental training techniques she placed second at the Olympic trials for the 1980 Moscow Games.
This extraordinary experience and resulting research led to a 35-year career as an expert in the field of exceptional human performance. Her work focuses on systemic change in the areas of business, education and peace.
Marilyn’s participation in an international, five- year think tank on the role of business in peace building led to a career conducting programs for senior executives with global responsibilities at Fortune 500 companies. Her corporate clients include: AT&T, IBM, Ikea, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, Starbucks and Wells Fargo.
Marilyn has also presented at over 200 national and international education conferences with academicians and researchers who are designing the schools of the future. Her most pioneering work, a joint Russian-American venture called “The Peace Team” resulted in two opportunities to speak at the United Nations and an invitation to create a U.N. sub-committee on the role of sport in peace building.
Molly Maxwell is a passionate advocate for human rights and the proud mother of a transgender daughter and cisgender son. She sits on the board of LIsten For A Change, a non-profit dedicated to giving voice to social justice issues through personal connections and storytelling. Molly is also a blogger, story-coach and a marketing professional in innovation education. She walks through the world wearing her heart on her sleeve, and feels like by sharing real stories in a raw way, has been able to create deeper connections with the world around her.