Marya Stark, Founder, Trajectory Women
Marya Stark is a women’s leadership expert who has founded platforms that have helped change the face of leadership in the US. Before founding Trajectory Women, Marya co-founded Emerge America, the premier political leadership training organization for women, with 30 statewide programs and over 5,000 alumnae. Over 1,000 Emerge alumnae currently serve in public office, including the first Native American women to serve in the US Cabinet, Secretary Deb Haaland, Congresswoman Lucy McBath and San Francisco Mayor London Breed. As Founding Executive Director and subsequently its Board Chair, Marya led Emerge for its first eight years.
Marya brings this same vision, passion and intentionality to changing the face of leadership across sectors. Trajectory Women’s programs combine a peer group coaching model paired with outstanding executive coaches who provide leadership development in every session. We all need insight, reflection and accountability to be our best selves and Trajectory Women’s expert coaching and intentional design delivers.
Marya has contributed writing and video productions to many publications including the Financial Times, Slate, Quartz, Yahoo News, the Women’s Media Center, and the Huffington Post. She started her career in investment banking in New York, which became a clarion call for much needed change. Marya received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Applied Statistics from Georgetown University.
Amelia Newbury, Chief People Officer for SmartLabs and executive coach for Trajectory Women
An accomplished trainer and workshop facilitator, Amelia focuses on team performance, collaboration and culture-building.
Amelia was previously the Chief Operating Officer of the Authentic Leadership Institute (now the Core Leadership Institute), a training and development firm affiliated with Harvard University and based on the work of author and former Medtronic CEO Bill George.
Prior to coaching, Amelia played key roles in launching and growing five companies from start-up to success, in general management and product management roles.