September 2016, Association of Corporate Counsel, New Jersey
May 2016, Keynote at Dell Memorial Day celebration
April 2016, Taught Media Relations to the Executive MBA program at the University of Texas at Austin
November 2015, Keynote at Rackspace Veteran's Day celebration
November 2015, Presented to University of Tx Student Veterans
November 2015, Keynote at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska (with two panel seminars for students)
November 2015, Keynote for Clearwater, Florida Chamber of Commerce "AchieveHERS"
October 2015, Presenter at the Texas Women's Conference
June 2015, Keynote for fundraiser with Foundation affiliated with Notre Dame in South Bend, IN
May 2015, Ted Talk Speaker at TEDx Great Hills Women
March 2015, Presenter at South by Southwest (SXSW)
November 2014, Guest Lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin
September 2014, PBS documentary:"Makers, Women who Make America: Women in War"
*April of 2014, keynote speaker for the Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation annual awards banquet in Austin, Texas.
*January 2014, filming for upcoming PBS documentary--"Makers, Women who Make America: Women in War"
*October 11, 2013, keynote speaker for the Navy Ball in Oak Harbor, Washington
*September 12, 2013, presented at a Dell Computers team building event in Austin, TX
*June 26, 2013, met with members of Congress to discuss the implications of integrating women into combat roles. MJ testified to both the Senate and House Armed Services Committee staffers.
*June 27-28 3013, contributed to the Combat Integration Initiative Symposium in Washington DC.
*June 18, 2013, awarded the Austin Toastmasters Communication Achievement award (prior recipients include Congresswoman and Civil Rights activist Barbara Jordan, Texas Governor Ann Richards, Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, NSA Director Admiral Bobby Inman, various TV personalities and others) at Green Pastures. Video of the Award Acceptance Speech including Q&A is posted at the above link.
*June 7, 2013, spoke at the University of Maryland School of Law at a conference for Maryland lawyers and law students.
*February 27, 2013, keynote speaker at the Metropolitan Breakfast Club in Austin at the University of Texas. Founded in 1984 and known as one of Austin's top networking organizations, it was an incredible experience that ended with a thoughtful round of candid questions and a standing ovation. I spoke about Being an Undercover Change Agent and how we can each affect large scale change efforts in our everyday lives. Video of the speech including Q&A is posted at the above link. Thanks to Thom Singer, Lark Doley, and Steve Gonzales for this amazing opportunity!
*Nov 13, 2010, keynote speaker at District 55 Spring Toastmaster Conference. This speech was one year after the shoot down of Pedro 15, and was my first keynote appearance. It focused on Practicing Everyday for that Once in a Lifetime Event and how to be ready when the day comes where you find out what you're made of.
Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar