Celebrity hosts sit down with some of today’s most in-demand media and arts professionals for a live one-on-one interview. A question & answer session
and a meet & greet reception follows the interview.

The Story Behind Her Success series continues with New York–based writer, branding consultant, in-demand TEDx talker and stand-up comic,Terri Trespicio at Laugh Boston.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6pm – 8pm

Laugh Boston
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA

In Partnership with Innovation Women and Nickerson PR and Le Derm Laser & Medical Aesthetics.

The Story Behind Her Success series continues with New York–based writer, branding consultant, in-demand TEDx talker and stand-up comic, Terri Trespicio at Laugh Boston.

Are you ready to take your Tedx talk out of your head and into the world? Wondering if you have what it takes? Or how to get going? In a powerful, take-no-prisoners presentation, Terri outlines the what, where, when, why and how to get your Tedx talk ready for prime time. You'll leave with real take-aways and ally that can help you get there.

How does she know? She's done it. After her short and powerful presentation, Terri will sit down for a one-on-one interview with beloved Boston Broadcaster Candy O'Terry. They'll discuss Terri's New England roots, her road to TEDx success, and all the bumps along the way. Terri will stick around for a Q&A session and meet and greet.

Terri Trespicio is a New York–based writer and branding consultant, and works with individuals and organizations to help nail their messaging and engage clients, customers, and fans. She speaks widely at conferences and events, and her TEDx talk, “Stop Searching for Your Passion,” has earned more than 3 million views to date. CHECK IT OUT HERE.

A former magazine editor and radio host at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has appeared on the Today show, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show and The Anderson Cooper Show. She's written for Oprah magazine, Marie Claire, Prevention, Business Insider, and MindBodyGreen, among others. Her essay, “The Rules of Boxball,” won first place in the Baltimore Review in 2016.

An in-demand speaker. Terri speaks widely at national conferences and events; including TEDxKC, TEDxStLouisWomen, BlogHer, Workfront, NAPO, Public Relations Society of America, Blackstone. She was rated the #1 speaker at Barron’s Top Women Advisors Summit and at How Design Live. Terri also performs comedy all over New York City, including Caroline’s, Dangerfield’s, Gotham, Broadway, and New York Comedy Club.

She’s the creator of Tapped to Speak, a six-week online course designed to help expert create their stand-out signature talks, and co-creator of Lights Camera Expert, a six-week course designed to help experts and entrepreneurs get and keep media attention.

Reserve your seat today!



Meet WCVB NewsCenter5 Anchor Maria Stephanos and hear The Story Behind Her Success!

Friday, May 12, 2017
12pm – 2pm

Woodland Golf Club
Auburndale, MA

You’ve seen her on Boston television for years. Meet WCVB NewsCenter5 Anchor Maria Stephanos and hear the story behind her success when she sits down with Candy O'Terry Friday, May 12 from noon to 2 at Woodland Golf Club in Auburndale, MA. Hosted by BWME Advisory Board Chair and Emmy Award-winning Arts & Entertainment Critic Joyce Kulhawik.
Presented by Boston Women in Media & Entertainment and sponsored by Tocci Dental Associates, Protocol Consultants InternationalPeabody Wealth Advisors and Innovation Women.

Proceeds benefit BWME’s scholarship fund.



What She Said: Voices of Women's History Month

Thursday, March 30, 2017
8am – 10am

The Atrium at Harvard Square
50 Church Street, Cambridge
(parking available across the street)

Join us for breakfast and celebrate Women’s History Month with us and our partners the Harvard Square Business Association on March 30. Award-winning broadcaster Candy O'Terry  will sit down with theater superstars Georgia Lyman, Diane Quinn and Sara Stackhouse, together with Cambridge Mayor Denise Simmons in the latest installment of Boston Women in Media & Entertainment's signature LIVE interview series:  The Story Behind Her Success. The Mayor will also deliver some exciting news on the Act to Establish Pay Equality.
Reservation required, click here to reserve your seat.




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Sunday, March 5, 2017
4pm – 6pm
Wayland, MA

BWME invites you to join Emmy Award winning entertainment critic and TV legend Joyce Kulhawik for a very special edition of our signature interview series: The Story Behind Her Success: At Home with Joyce Kulhawik, Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 4-6PM.

We'll light some candles, fill our glasses, sit back and hear about Joyce's many adventures chatting up the world's biggest stars. BWME co-founder and dear friend Candy O'Terry will do the interview honors from Joyce's spectacular living room in Wayland as we capture a little inspiration from her brilliant career and find out what she's up to now.



Candy O’Terry sits down for a one-on-one with best-selling author, teacher, speaker and psychic medium Laura Lynne Jackson.

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6pm – 8pm
Mandarin Oriental Boston

On May 4th, Candy O’Terry sits down for a one-on-one with best-selling author, teacher, speaker and psychic medium Laura Lynne Jackson. She’ll talk about her incredible journey, her gifts, and her new book “The Light Between Us.”

Networking, nibbles and an inspiring one-on-one conversation with Laura Lynne Jackson.
BWME & Cordial Connect members are invited to join us for free. (We cannot accommodate complimentary BWME member guests at this event.) Non-members $35

Click here to reserve your seat today!


Join us at the Lenox Hotel on 9.22.15  for The Story Behind Her Success featuring Best-Selling Author, Investigative Journalist and the host of The Michele McPhee Show, MICHELE McPHEE

September 22, 2015
6pm – 8:30pm
The Lenox Hotel │ Boston, MA

Boston Women in Media & Entertainment is proud to announce the next installment in our signature series, The Story Behind Her Success.

This time we'll shine the spotlight on Michele McPhee, BWME member, award winning columnist, best selling author, journalist and host of The Michele McPhee Show heard afternoons from 3-6 on 1510 WMEX.

MicheleMcPheeinActionBWME Co-founder & President Candy O'Terry will interview Michele at the Lenox Hotel on Tuesday, September 22 from 6:30-8:30.  The location of the hotel...just feet from the Boston Marathon finish line is the perfect setting for Michele to detail what she discovered while covering the Boston Marathon Bombing in her upcoming book Maximum Harm, that takes an investigative look at Boston Marathon attack. The book is scheduled for release by ForeEdge books in 2016. The two will also discuss Michele's career path that began with a 6 month college internship at the Boston Globe to award winning investigative journalist and radio host.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit The Martin Richard Foundation, founded in honor of  8 year old Martin from Dorchester, killed at the Boston Marathon finish line in 2013.

Presented by BWME and the Lenox Hotel.

About The Lenox Hotel

Boasting a hallmark Back Bay location, The Lenox is a family-owned, boutique hotel that expertly melds its century-old story with modern, luxurious accommodations. Priding itself on personalized, friendly service, The Lenox is situated steps from Copley Square – the perfect location for both business travelers and vacationers seeking an exceptional hotel experience.

From the moment the doors opened in 1900 as the then-tallest building in the city, The Lenox has stood as a landmark of Boston. Attracting such notable figures as Judy Garland and Enrico Caruso, The Lenox delighted guests then, as it does now, with its own unique brand of extraordinary service. With a choice of three restaurants and bars – City Table, City Bar, and Sólás – as well as 24-hour in-room dining, guests have a myriad of culinary options. Combined with complimentary wireless internet, a fully equipped 24-hour business center, a 24-hour fitness center, valet parking, and so much more, The Lenox caters to the discriminating travelers every need.

Owned by the Saunders family for over 35 years, The Lenox strives to not only provide an environmentally conscious and luxurious bed for the night, but a home away from home for discerning Boston travelers. From the boutiques and restaurants of Newbury Street and the history of the Freedom Trail to the hustle and bustle of Boylston Street and the Hynes Convention Center, The Lenox is steps from all that Boston has to offer.


A BWME EXCLUSIVE presented in partnership with The Liberty Hotel  and sponsored by:

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June 10, 2015
6pm – 8:30pm
The Liberty Hotel │ Boston, MA

Join us at the Liberty Hotel on June 10th for a very special Story Behind Her Success featuring Actress ERICA McDERMOTT from THE FIGHTER, AMERICAN HUSTLE, and the upcoming movie BLACK MASS starring Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch. Hosted by Award winning Broadcaster and BWME President, Candy O’Terry.

Presented by BWME and the Liberty Hotel.

About The Liberty Hotel
The Liberty Hotel is a blend of history, high-style luxury and hometown warmth—the ideal place for a quintessential Boston experience.  Located at the foot of Beacon Hill, The Liberty Hotel is steps away from outdoor fun on the Esplanade, posh shopping boutiques along Charles Street, one of the world’s best medical complexes, the financial district, and Cambridge technology centers. The property, a national historic landmark and architectural gem built in 1851, is the imaginative transformation of the storied Charles Street Jail into a 298-room luxury hotel. The hotel offers sweeping views of the city skyline and the Charles River with three distinct food and beverage venues and 6,000 square feet of meeting space.  The Liberty Hotel welcomes each visitor with its rich history, a team of passionate New England natives, beautifully-appointed rooms and the latest in modern technology to create an unrivaled guest experience. A member of Starwood’s Luxury Collection.

The Harvard Square Business Association and BWME Present a Networking Breakfast in Celebration of  National Women's History Month with a special Story Behind Her Success presentation featuring Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, hosted by Award-Winning Journalist Liz Brunner

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9am – 11am
The Atrium at Harvard Square│Cambridge, MA

On March 25 at 9 a.m. the Harvard Square Business Association in partnership with the Boston Women in Media & Entertainment(BWME) will present a networking breakfast in celebration of National Women’s History Month at the Atrium in Harvard Square.

The event will feature a live segment of BWME’s award-winning series, The Story Behind Her Success hosted by former WCVB Anchor Liz Brunner. Ms. Brunner will sit down with Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito for a one-on-one interview and discuss Her Honor’s own personal story behind her success and the importance of women working together to build upon the success of female business ownership and entrepreneurship. The breakfast will be followed by a guided tour of the female-owned businesses in Harvard Square.

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6pm – 8pm
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Boston, MA

Ready to recharge? Join us at the Spa at Mandarin Oriental Boston. The 16,000 square-foot state-of-the-art spa is Boston’s only Forbes Five-Star awarded spa in Massachusetts. Ms. Virginia Lara, Director of the Spa is an 18-year veteran of the luxury spa industry and will join our own Candy O’Terry for a special Story Behind Her Success presentation. Join us for great nibbles, networking, and tips for recharging and refreshing your mind, body and spirit. We’ll have some exciting door prizes as well.

It Don't Mean a Thing, if it Ain't Got That Bling!

Meet Miss Yolanda, Boston's "Goddess of Glitz" & her daughter,
Sondra Celli of TLC's Bling It On & My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

June 17, 2013
Westin Copley Place, Boston

On June 17th WCVB Anchor Liz Brunner & Magic 106.7's Candy O'Terry, broadcaster and host of the award winning weekly series Exceptional Women hosted "The Story Behind Her Success" featuring Yolanda Cellucci, Boston’s ‘Goddess of Glitz’ and her daughter Sondra Celli, star of TLC’s ‘Bling It On’ & “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.” Sondra’s massive rhinestone covered gypsy gown will be on display. The Story Behind Her Success is presented by Boston Women In Media & Entertainment and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting.

The evening began with intimate one-on-one interviews that revealed how rhinestones, feathers and chutzpah = success. All attendees were invited to meet both Yolanda & Sondra at a reception directly following the interviews that featured light hors d’ouerves, raffle prizes and cash bar.  Proceeds benefit Boston Women in Media & Entertainment’s college scholarship fund.

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New York Times Best Selling Author Kate White & Grammy Winner Patti Austin

March 25, 2013
Westin Copley Place, Boston

What a double bill! First up, New York Times Best Selling Author and Long-time Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine, Kate White sat down with her friend Candy O'Terry, BWME President and host of Magic 106.7's award winning radio show, Exceptional Women. Kate shared her gutsy and over the top success story including what it's like to oversee Cosmopolitan Magazine while raising a family and writing books that land on the New York Times best seller list.

Next up, we sat down with Grammy Winner Patti Austin.  As a performer, songwriter and vocalist she has had a star-studded career that began at the age of four, making her one of the most beloved artists the world over and a mainstay on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts. But there's more...because of how important mentoring has been to Patti throughout her life, she co-founded the Over My Shoulder Foundation. Patti attributes much of her musical success to her mentors most notably the close guidance of her godparents Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington.


Left: Candy O'Terry, Dayla Arabella, Liz Brunner with Kate White and Patti Austin at BWME's Story Behind Her Success interview on March 25, 2013 at Westin Copley Place, Boston.Right: Candy O’Terry interviewing Kate White.