BWME President & Co-founder, Candy O’Terry sits 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 Luncheon 2019

11:30am – 2:30pm
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Granite Links Golf Club
Quincy, MA

The Story Behind Her Success is a weekly podcast series hosted by award-winning radio legend Candy O’Terry creator of 16 Life Lessons™. This unique and memorable luncheon will be a celebration of the lives of exceptional Boston area women that have been featured on the show. Their wisdom is reflected in 16 Life Lessons, an inspiring collection of mantras for women of all ages which will be displayed at each table. Don’t miss this opportunity to join Boston Women in Media & Entertainment as we shine a light on women doing great things with their lives. Hosted by Boston television icon Liz Brunner with the Boston skyline as our backdrop, guests will enjoy a 3-course luncheon prepared by the chefs at Granite Links Golf Club, LIVE one-on-one interviews between Candy O’Terry and her inspiring line-up, plus music, raffle prizes and swag galore.

This year’s honorees will include:

Rachael Rubin
CEO and Founder of PARLR and PARLR Brand Bakery

Heather Anne Cook
Survivalist and Founder of Three Match Creations

Grace Kelly
Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Saxophonist

Lisa Simmons
Artistic Director, The Roxbury International Film Festival

BWME is grateful to our
Story Behind Her Success Luncheon Sponsors

Tickets include a 3-course plated lunch and are $100 for Non-members, $80 for BWME members. Event proceeds will benefit BWME Cares,  BWME’s Professional Development Scholarship Fund that offers scholarship opportunities to promote the continued education of our members. In our ever-evolving industry, staying on top of your game requires a lifetime of learning. We want to help our members get there and stay there. We hope you will join us to support, honor and celebrate these exceptional women. 

More than a luncheon, this is an experience you will never forget.

Protect and Serve – A Women’s History Month Breakfast

March 20, 2019
8:30am – 10:00am
The Atrium in Harvard Square
50 Church Street, 4th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138

The Harvard Square Business Association, in partnership with Boston Women in Media and Entertainment, will host a very special breakfast in honor of Women’s History Month on March 20 at the Atrium in Harvard Square from 8:30am – 10:00am. BWME President Candy O’Terry, host and creator of “The Story Behind Her Success” live series and podcast, will shine a spotlight on three Cambridge women who are changing the way we think about what it means to protect and serve.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with us as Candy sits down with the Honorable Judge Roanne Sragow, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, and Cambridge Police Superintendent Christine Elow for an unforgettable morning.

Free to BWME Members – reservation is required
Non Members $25

The 2018 Story Behind Her Success Luncheon

11:30am – 2:00pm
Friday, October 19, 2018
Granite Links Golf Club
Quincy, MA

The arts are exploding on the North Shore! Boston Women in Media & Entertainment is heading to the Larcom Theatre

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Larcom Theatre
13 Wallis Street, Beverly, MA

Boston Women in Media and Entertainment’s Road Trip Series is making a stop at the incredible Larcom Theatre in Beverly and you’re invited. Join us as we rekindle old friendships and make new ones with sips and savories at the theatre, a performance by BoSoma Dance Company and a special edition of our signature series: The Story Behind Her Success featuring BoSoma’s Artistic Director, Katherine Hooper. We’ll also host a panel of the North Shore’s arts and entertainment pros including Karen Nascembeni, General Manager of the North Shore Music Theatre and NorthShore 104.9’s Host of Curtain Up, Aurelia Nelson.


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.


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 International, Peabody Wealth Advisors and Innovation Women. Proceeds benefit BWME’s scholarship fund.