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.

Our Story Behind Her Success series returns after a brief summer break,
stay tuned for our Fall 2015 Event Schedule.


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

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SBHS-McDermottJoin us at the Liberty Hotel on June 10th for a very special Story Behind Her Success featuring Actress ERICA McDERMOTT

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

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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.
Great networking and a cash bar too!
This is a free event for BWME members only. Non-members $20

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.

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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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February 25, 2015
6pm – 8pm
Mandarin Oriental Hotel │ Boston, MA

Virginia LaraReady 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.

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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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Patti Austin and Kate White

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.