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Founders

Candy O’Terry

President, Co-Founder

Award-winning radio & television personality, singer & recording artist

Honored by her peers in 2015 as the Broadcaster of the Year, Candy O spent 25 years on Magic 106.7, WMJX, one of the top three Adult Contemporary radio stations in America. She is an accomplished singer, voice over pro, and master interviewer whose mission is to shine a light on women doing great things with their lives.

The President and co-founder of Boston Women in Media & Entertainment, Candy is the host of both The Story Behind Her Success podcast series and our live interview series. She is the creator of BWME’s Wisdom Workshops and the Exceptional Women brand. A true believer in the power of women’s stories, Candy is the recipient of 45 local and national awards for excellence in women’s programming. She is an Executive Coach and certified Protocol Consultant for Brunner Communications.

Dayla Arabella Santurri, CMP

Vice-President & Co-Founder

Media strategist, event architect .

For nearly 20 years, Dayla Arabella Santurri CMP, a national award-winning media strategist and event architect, has provided her clients with unparalleled local, national and international exposure. From PBS to BuzzFeed, the New York Times to Time Magazine and The Today Show to ABC’s Super Bowl Pre-Game Show, Dayla works with each client to get to the heart of their story and deliver it to the right audience. Recent accolades include a National Biz Bash Award for Best Trade Show and a BELL Award for best local programming from the Alliance for Women in Media.

Dayla built her own company, Dayla Arabella Inc., on her reputation as a fearless out-of-the-box thinker, forming powerful and long-lasting partnerships along the way. Her dedication to the power of connections led her to cofound the Boston Women in Media & Entertainment in 2012 with beloved Boston broadcaster Candy O’Terry. Now over 200 members strong, the mission of the organization is to connect, inspire and educate women in the media and the arts. Dayla is also on the board of directors of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston and a proud member of the Public Relations Society of America and Meeting Planners International.