Mary Grate-Pyos
Mary Grate-Pyos MBA, CFBS® Mathematician. Author. Business Owner. Inspirational Speaker. Former Radio Columnist. Former Newspaper Columnist. Proud “Geek in Pearls.”

Mary Grate-Pyos is the President of Financially Focused, Inc. and author of Wealthy Woman – Wise Choices. She also serves as Chief PearlPreneur™ of My Pearl Power™ focusing on encouraging possibility, positivity and prosperity in the lives of women. She is also a Partner with Capitol Financial Partners in Vienna, Virginia.

Her focus is assisting clients in building a solid financial foundation and specializes in creating personalized strategies that protect their assets and loved ones and protect and build wealth. She serves as a resource to her clients for financial education and strategies to build generational wealth.

As a trained mathematician, Mary considers herself a “Proud Geek in Pearls.” She earned an MBA from Syracuse University; a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics from Newberry College; and is a Certified Family Business Specialist, completed at the American College of Financial Services. She has also completed training in the Certified Leadership Development Program at George Washington University.

She is an author, a former Columnist with the Capital Spotlight Newspaper and former Financial Expert on the syndicated radio show, “Serving Up Soul with Dorinda Clark.” She has been featured in countless publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Black Enterprise Magazine; Essence Magazine; Ebony Magazine; Today’s Christian Woman Magazine; Pink Magazine; Financial Woman International, Boomer Market Advisor, and Advisor Today Magazine.
Ms. Grate-Pyos is a member of the Board of Managers at Newberry College, Newberry, South Carolina; a member of Women in Financial Services (WIFS); a member of Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA); former Board Member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and Dress for Success – Washington, DC.

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