Mary Cantando has started, led and expanded multimillion-dollar businesses for 25+ years. An internationally acclaimed author, speaker and consultant, she helps women start and grow businesses. The author of seven books and hundreds of magazine articles, she’s been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Oprah Magazine, and countless TV and radio shows. Mary is the the Founder of the Woman’s Advantage® Forum www.womansadvantage.com, which helps women with small businesses grow to the million-dollar level. She is honored to have served as an Envoy of the US State Department, helping women in developing countries start and grow microbusinesses. In 2018, Mary was inducted into the inaugural class of the North Carolina Woman Business Owners’ Hall of Fame. A mother, grandmother, and self-proclaimed “high-maintenance wife,” Mary lives in Raleigh with her husband who she refers to as “Saint John” for putting up with her for 47 years.