About 50 Eggs
Mary Mazzio, an award-winning documentary film director, Olympian, and former law firm partner, is Founder and CEO of 50 Eggs, Inc., an independent film production company, dedicated to creating films having social impact. Mary wrote, directed and produced the highly-acclaimed award-winning films, Underwater Dreams, TEN9EIGHT, A Hero for Daisy, The Apple Pushers, Lemonade Stories, Apple Pie, and Contrarian. Her newest film, Underwater Dreams, narrated by Michael Peña, screened at the White House this Spring, coming on the heels of a new coalition of corporate funders, educational institutions and non-profits, all galvanized together by the film to fund STEM education for under-represented students. Called the Let Everyone Dream Coalition, we are at $100 million and counting. Underwater Dreams was featured on the Colbert Report, was broadcast on the NBC family of networks, and is currently featured on EPIX.
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), and an American Heritage Award (from the American Immigration Council). Mary, formerly a partner with the law firm of Brown Rudnick in Boston, MA, has served on a number of 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). She has also served as a judge for the Sports Emmys. 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 and in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Fortune, USA Today, Business Week, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Sports Illustrated, The Los Angeles Times, Business Week, Variety, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic.com, The Film Journal, AP, MTV.com, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Forbes.com, MSNMoney.com, Al- Jazeera, Bloomberg, Morning Joe, ABC News Now, 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), 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 Bezos Family Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 3M, New Balance, Welch’s, BlackRock, The John Templeton Foundation, Staples, The Virginia Piper Charitable Trust, Babson College, Life Is Good, Nike, Clif Bar, Staples, Wellesley College, The Massachusetts Department of Education, and The Kauffman Foundation, among others. She resides in Massachusetts with her husband, Jay Manson, and two children.
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Mary Mazzio: The Most Interesting Olympian You’ve Never Heard Of by Business Pundit
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Mary Mazzio, unlikely hero for those less fortunate by Michael Fitzgerald, Boston Globe Magazine