MEET THE HONOREES
The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.
Mary Schreiber Swenson, PhD | MyMedChoices, Inc & My Smile Choices
Mary Schreiber Swenson is the founding CEO of mymedchoices and MySmileChoices, a global dental, medical and wellness marketplace. She is also the founding CEO of GUAVA Healthcare, which she is taking public in 5 years. Published author “Women Economic Empowerment and Success” and “Medical, Dental & Wellness tourism; post pandemic”, mentors young women entrepreneurs in the advancement of women’s healthcare. Appointed to the Harvard University Women’s Leadership Board, international speaker Global Summit of Women. She was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, US News & World Report, INC magazine and the Women’s Journal and 2022 was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Office of the President of the United States.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Learn to have a very casual relationship with reality and refuse to live an unlived life. Risk your significance. If the risk is high, then the reward will be high. If you are not willing to take a chance, you will have to settle.
What is your favorite quote?
“I am not afraid, I was born to do this.”