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Women of Help and Influence

by Mary Fernandez

Nurture your Dream, Goal or Business...GROWTH IS PROGRESS.

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How We Started

Mary Fernandez leads Women of Help and Influence as a motivational speaker, coach, and mentor. She has dedicated her life’s work to helping women move from being stuck, stopped, or stalled. Mary inspires audiences to reconnect with their personal power within so that they can walk in the authority they were born with.

Women of Help and Influence was a containment unit for all the volunteer and community projects Mary has created or supported for over 50 years. Whatever a group or organization needed, she jumped right in and made their mission her mission.

As a business owner, she became involved in community leadership by serving in her community league and at the same time serving on the Business Association from secretary to the president.

Simultaneously, she saw a need for personal and project development in children’s schools and community youth programs to showcase the youth’s skills. Mary saw an opportunity to create collaborative projects that would serve the community, the students, and their parents. Together, they launched two major projects that had a lasting impact to this day.

Mary’s desire to positively influence groups, organizations and individuals continued in college where she collaborated with others to build the confidence and personal presence of participants while raising funds for student leadership programs.

After years of making a difference in people’s lives, Mary was introduced to a direct sales company where she received mentoring, guidance, and personal development that lead her to the top 2% in her first year. That experience exposed her to women from all walks of life.

Mary saw that some women lost their edge and identity in their jobs or social circles. These women had dreams and goals that they have been thinking about for more than 10 years but were not able to act upon.

While working to elevate her presence in the business world, she decided to package her services in a way that would reach more people and allow her to get paid for what she used to do for free. Like a car with a missing tire, the lack of knowledge and information specific to what she needed to do to keep her from pursuing what she wanted. Mary only became fully equipped when she researched, hired coaches, and paid-for programs.

That was the birth of Women of Help and Influence (WOHI). She could see the pain and frustration in the faces and voices of the women she served. The WAR CRY WAS BORN. What can we do to help you breakthrough, step up, and step out of fear and procrastination so that you can launch your dream or goal?

WOHI uses customized programs designed to move you from point A to point Z based on the commitment to engage the WOHI Coach and to show up for the self. It is so exciting to make that connection and start those engines.

We debuted WOHI in a grand opening celebration at a local restaurant’s banquet room with speakers and guests in September 2002. We also received our EIN number and official business startup paperwork from SCC!

Mission Statement


The mission for the Women of Health and Influence is to facilitate a platform that empowers women with grand designs to improve and master both personal and professional abundance. We promote a space to unleash innate abilities that maximizes potential and the untapped confidence you need to become your best self.

• We offer high-quality coaching in personal and professional development to build on accountability and the desire for positive change.

• We customize programs that will unlock barriers to achieving defined goals and solutions.

• We operate to establish an interactive partnership that challenges you to reach deeper and show up for you.

• We believe that your image is your brand. WOHI will masterfully equip you to develop your unique promise of health, influence, and value.

• We promise to maintain the highest level of integrity while empowering you to nurture your goals, vision, and personal brand.

Meet Your Coach/Mentor – Mary Hazward Fernandez

“I have encountered great mentors; some who are still here and some who have gone home to be with the Lord. Their coaching and mentoring changed my life. Their examples of success and life lessons increased my desire to pass on their wisdom, as well as the things that I learned from my own journey. 


The sense of urgency to impact women's lives comes from the times when I stopped and thought ‘if only I knew then what I know now.’ I found myself asking, would I have done this or should I have done that? I spent years going through the process of personal development in my own life. Now, I am so inspired to pass on that legacy.

I felt that my expertise could relieve the feeling of hopelessness and wasted time for my clients. I began to see that are many powerful, gifted, and talented entrepreneurs, professionals, and dreamers who are frustrated or about to settle because of lack of information, support, and a great coach.

It would be so great if help accelerated my clients’ timeline in launching and achieving their goals. I believe that their own journey would be easier if they had access to honest answers that were just an email or a click away. This would save them a great amount of time and energy on their way to their goals.  

To answer that need, I created my company, Women of Help and Influence (WOHI), as a WAR CRY FOR WOMEN.  

If WOHI does not have the answer, we will connect you to the experts you seek. So ladies, are you ready to get off the sidelines and get in the game?


With over 38 years of leadership and business and personal development experience, WOHI is here for you. Take the next step. Contact us today!”

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