Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, Inc.
As a young girl, Mary described herself as an “uncoordinated, cello playing, not so cool girl.” It turns out however, that due to the influence of her Mom, who led by example, she is most definitely a cool girl today as a film maker, attorney, athlete and advocate with a strong voice for many in need.
To hear the full Women to Watch™ Media interview with Mary, listen below.
Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film director, Olympic athlete, and former law firm partner, is Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, Inc., an independent film production company dedicated to making socially impactful films. Mary wrote, directed and produced the highly-acclaimed films, Underwater Dreams, TEN9EIGHT, The Apple Pushers, A Hero for Daisy, Contrarian, Apple Pie, and Lemonade Stories. Her newest film, I am Jane Doe, narrated by Academy Award nominee, Jessica Chastain, opened in select cities with AMC Theatres in 2017 and is now available on Netflix.
Mazzio, an Olympic athlete (1992-Rowing), is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and
Georgetown Law School. She is a recipient of several awards including an honorary degree from Mount Holyoke College; the Women’s Sports Foundation Journalism Award, a Gracie Award, a Myra Sadker Gender Equity Curriculum Award, a Henry Luce Foundation Fellowship (to Korea), a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship (to France), a Hope Award (from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children); the Impact Award (from the Avivia Foundation); and an American Heritage Award (from the American Immigration Council).
Mary, formerly a partner with the law firm of Brown Rudnick in Boston, has served on several Boards of Directors including Shackleton Schools, Sojourner House (a homeless shelter), The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, The Head of the Charles Regatta, The National Rowing Foundation, and World T.E.A.M Sports (supporting disabled athletes). The Schlesinger Library at Harvard University has requested all of Mazzio’s papers for its collection.
Mary and her work have been featured on The Colbert Report, NBC Nightly News, and in The New Yorker, Esquire, Vogue, Cosmo, People Magazine, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Fortune, Time Magazine, USA Today, Business Week, The Washington Post, The Guardian/Observer, Business Week, Variety, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, The Los Angeles Times, WIRED, The Daily Beast, Slate, The Atlantic.com, The Hollywood Reporter, Entertainment Weekly, The Economist, The Times (London), The Film Journal, AP, MTV.com, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, the Seattle Times, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Houston Chronicle, the Village Voice, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Daily Beast, Forbes.com, MSNMoney.com, Al-
Jazeera, Bloomberg, CBS Early Morning, Morning Joe, ABC News Now, Tucker Carlson
Tonight, CNN Sunday Morning, CNN’s This Hour, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox Business News, Fox
News Latino, PBS Nightly News Report, CNN Headline News, BBC World News, NPR (On
Point, The Connection, It’s Only A Game, Here and How), All in with Chris Hayes, Telemundo, mun2, Oxygen, ESPN’s Sports Center, Baseball Tonight, and Cold Pizza, GOOD Magazine, Yahoo News, Washington Times, Huffington Post, Fusion, among others.
Mary’s story has been chronicled in the books One Person, Multiple Careers (by former NY Times columnist Marci Alboher) and 168 Hours (by USA Today writer Laura Vanderkam). Mazzio’s work has been supported by The Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Bezos Family Foundation, The Angel Foundation, JEB Charitable Fund, The Lovelight Foundation, New Balance, Welch’s, BlackRock, The John Templeton Foundation, CoStar Group, 3M, Staples, Babson College, Life Is Good, Nike, Clif Bar, Staples, Wellesley College, The Massachusetts Department of Education, the Kauffman Foundation, the Sahsen Foundation, The Virginia Piper Charitable Trust, The William Lynch Foundation for Children, among others.
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