- Her innovations have helped change film distribution, allowing studios to transmit films via satellite
- Digital media expert’s sphere of influence
- Targeting singles that includes a nationally distributed eponymous magazine and an active web community.
Mary Spio was a Deep Space Scientist designing, launching and operating satellites and rocket orbits for the satellites.
Mary Spio: Editor-in-Chief/Publisher/CEO, specialty media company targeting singles that includes a nationally distributed eponymous magazine and an active web community.
One of the things she worked on was the NASA Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, sending probes out into space in search of intelligent life in our universe.
That’s when it occurred to her: Forget communications in outer space – what about communications right here on earth?
There are people out there who are not finding each other and not finding love.
So she followed her passion of writing and matchmaking and launched a national magazine for singles.
She sacrificed everything, including a stable career and respect of her family and friends. She worked 24/7, didn’t have any free time or see her friends, and navigated through numerous roadblocks while having extremely limited resources.
She was eating Ramen noodles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but she didn’t give up.
Mary had very little support along the way. Her family was afraid that she was throwing away a good thing. Many of her friends thought she was a mad scientist who had completely lost it, and her co-workers were disappointed. Even strangers told her it couldn’t be done.
Mary was perturbed, but not discouraged, because they said the same thing when she said she wanted to become a rocket scientist in the first place. Everyone from school counselors to priests told me I wasn’t cut out for it. I ended up graduating number one from her class of mostly men. Interestingly enough, she used the same lab station as Eileen Collins, the first Female Space Shuttle Commander, while she was in school.
Today Mary Spio is living her dreams and using her passion to help others.
Books by Mary Spio