Mary Wineberg, the way you captivated your audience within the first 15 seconds, kept them hanging on your every word.  

You were a true professional from beginning to end.  You let us know what you would be providing for us and what your expectations of us were.  If I were to describe you in such a few words its would have to be: professional, flexible, accommodating, quick witted, intuitive, friendly, punctual, relatable and funny.  You were in tune to the topic and incorporated it throughout you tailor made message that was spot on in the material, highly engaging, and humorous in your delivery. You held the audience’s attention (of over 200 people) captive the entire time.  The very fact that you stayed over the time allotted to speak with the children and parents will forever be remembered in their hearts. You were authentic and displayed such a level of transparency that our Princesses had never seen before. To this day they continue raving over the Olympic Gold Medalist, who hugged, smiled, laughed, and took pictures with them. You have created in internal inspiration within them that will forever provoke them to never give up and to persevere!

Thank you,

Kimberly Huckleby CEO

Ladies of Leadership

Mary brought energy and enthusiasm to our college campus to motivate our students, faculty and staff.  Her story of reaching her potential, against obstacles, was the perfect narrative to give students the push to succeed and give it their all.  Her ability to connect with the audience made them feel like they were right there with her at the starting line at the Olympic games! We look forward to partnering with Mary again soon.

Nick Castro, J.D.

Assistant Director of Inclusion & Involvement- University of Cincinnati Blue Ash

Amazing, inspirational and determined are only a few words that describe this woman of substance and character.  Mary’s connection and interaction with our youth and adults, was displayed and passed on that "Can Do" spirit. Unwavering Perseverance....without a doubt!

Karyl A. Cunningham

Former Executive Director

YMCA Black and Latino Achievers

Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Wineberg provided an amazing and inspiring keynote address to our young ladies of our STEAM Academy.  Mary Wineberg skillfully takes the listener on a journey through her childhood to her days on the track and encourages everyone in her ear shot to find their inner olympian to succeed.

Paula Lampley

Queen City (OH) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

Service to Youth, Girls STEAM Academy-Co-Chair

Mary is a wonderful addition to our Girls on the Run 5K, she humbly interacts with the many girls that attend this event, through poses and sharing her gold medal with them.  Mary does a great job leading the warm up stretches and providing upbeat energy to calm the nerves of the participants as they prepare to run/walk the 5k. Many of the participants, this is their first time and to have such an inspirational person cheering them on is amazing.  

Girls on the Run Cincinnati

If you are looking for a speaker with an inspiring and uplifting message I recommend Mary Wineberg without reservation.  Her story is one of hard work, dedication and believing in yourself that audience members of all ages and genders can apply to their own situations.  She takes her time connecting with the guest, is very engaging and goes out of her way to make everyone she encounters feel special.

Jo Craven

Executive Director- Girls on the Run Cincinnati

Mary Wineberg provided the keynote speech at the 2nd Annual Brain Tumor Survivor Dinner at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and was the spark that made the evening a total success! You could see the joy in people’s faces as they listened to her captivating and uplifting story of her life’s obstacles and successes. She touched every heart in the room with her warmth, humor and down-to-earth message of believing in yourself.  Mary was an exceptional keynote speaker who connected with every person in the audience and left a lasting impression of someone who goes above and beyond the expected. She delivers!

Dinah Meister

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital-Neuro Oncology

“Who better to help guide us through an event called Challenge Accepted! Than Cincinnati’s very own Mary Wineberg?  Her personality was a perfect fit for the program as she served as a celebrity MC. She helped to set the pace with great energy and fun.  Mary engaged with guest and made them feel welcome. This was a brand new event for our chapter, and we are honored that she graciously accepted the role.”

Jackiedra Wilson, event chairperson for IABC Greater Cincinnati Chapter 40th Anniversary Challenge Accepted! 2019 event

Mary served as the commencement speaker at our 2019 graduation ceremony.  She came very prepared, having ahead of the ceremony taken the time to understand her audience and the message that would most resonate with them.  Her speech that evening was very relevant, based on real-life experience, and filled with hope. Perhaps most compelling was her message about the value of persistence; that things that are hard to achieve are worth the time and grit it takes to get there.

Sister Jeanne Bessette, OSF, Ed.D.


DePaul Cristo Rey High School

Cincinnati, Ohio