Mary Garrett, Women for Women SummitLeadership Developer, Global Marketer, Board Director 

Ms. Garrett is the former CMO, Global Markets for IBM Corporation. She joined IBM as an electrical engineer and served in key positions in engineering, sales, general management and marketing. 

Ms. Garrett currently serves as a board member and on the audit committee of Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc. (NYSE: ETH), leaders in interior design and manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings. She is also on the board, audit committee and is Governance chair of Hillrom Corporation (NYSE: HRC), a global medical technology company. Mary serves on the Danbury Hospital board and recently joined the advisory board for privately held luxury retailer, Mitchells stores. She leverages her marketing background and experience in change management to drive digital transformation with the organizations where she’s engaged. 

Ms. Garrett is the President of M.Power Coaching and Consulting, LLC  focused on developing executive leaders and helping organizations align brand and culture, customer experience and employee engagement for positive impact on business vitality and growth. She facilitates a CMO Roundtable where select members across professional services organizations tackle strategic marketing issues and share pragmatic solutions in a trusted, non-competitive environment. 

Ms. Garrett has extensive experience in the technology industry, including digital transformation and cloud computing. She holds a patent for her work in speech recognition. She has a broad international background including Europe and emerging markets in Asia and Africa, marketing expertise and business leadership experience.

She is a triathlete and proud mother of two grown young men, married to a Brit with a wonderful sense of humor.