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Powered By Bagels: Mary Beall Adler Bikes Cross Country for Global Women’s Charity

Mary Beall Adler

This Mother’s Day, entrepreneur Mary Beall Adler, owner of Georgetown Bagelry for more than 25 years, will hit the road on a cross-country bike tour to raise money for globalbike, inc., a nonprofit connecting Tanzanian women to vital resources through bicycles. An avid cyclist and mother of six in a blended family, Adler will undertake this ride to help women around the world achieve health, happiness and success.

“I know firsthand how difficult it is to achieve any measure of success when the deck is stacked against you,” Adler says. “This cross-country ride is a daunting task, but I can’t wait to get started because I know I’m riding for something great: helping women rise out of poverty and make a better life for themselves by the simple act of providing them with bicycles.”

Adler faced her own share of personal and financial difficulties to get where she is today, as recounted in her book, Who Scooped My Bagel: One Woman’s Story of Love, Loss and Success (Advantage Media Group, 2013). Against all odds and without any formal business training, she took the failing Georgetown Bagelry and made it a resounding success. It is now widely regarded as the best bagel bakery south of New York City, and Adler has leveraged her expertise to become an in-demand women’s leadership authority and creativity coach to other professionals.

Adler and her team of 20 cyclists plan to set out this Mother’s Day, May 8, on a Cervélo road bike ride covering 3,415 miles across 14 states.

Tour Map

“globalbike combines everything great about group cycling and helps raise women out of poverty by connecting them to resources we take for granted in the U.S. – vital things like healthcare, education and even business opportunities,” says Adler, who has trained for several months to tackle the globalbike challenge. Adler hopes to inspire other women to face their fears head on and unapologetically chase their dreams, whether on a bike or not. If you’d like to donate to Mary’s globalbike challenge, please visit her Crowdrise campaign page.

Learn the Secrets of Successful Authors With Mary Beall Adler

On Thursday, May 22 at 4 pm ET Adam Witty, Founder & CEO of Advantage Media Group, interviews Mary Beall Adler, Owner of Georgetown Bagelry and an Advantage author. During this free tele-seminar, participants will learn:

  • How becoming an author can increase your impact personally and professionally
  • Ways to leverage your book to drive awareness, publicity and new business opportunities
  • Strategies to incorporate your book into the foundation of your business for ultimate success

Participate for free. Register today.

A Mother, Entrepreneur, Author and Speaker on the Balancing Act of Work & Life

MaryBeallAdlerAuthor and entrepreneur Mary Beall Adler knows a thing or two about achieving work-life balance. As the owner of Georgetown Bagelry, author of Who Scooped My Bagel?: One Woman’s Story of Love, Loss, and Success, motivational speaker, and mother of six in a blended family she often struggles to find that elusive middle ground.

Recently quoted on the subject in two Tech Cocktail articles Mary Beall Adler shares her view on the term and what it means to her:

 

Mary Beall Adler Receives 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year Honorable Mention

enterprising-women-logoEnterprising Women magazine has announced the winners of the 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year Award, as well as a select group of nominees the judges have chosen to recognize for Honorable Mention. We are delighted to learn that Georgetown Bagelry's own Mary Beall Adler was among those chosen as Honorable Mention recipients.

Enterprising Women, headquartered in Cary, NC, is the nation’s only women-owned magazine published exclusively for women business owners that chronicles the growing political, economic and social influence and power of entrepreneurial women. The annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards recognizes the finest women entrepreneurs in North America and beyond. It is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners.