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The numbers are staggering.  This year, 252,710 women will hear the words “you have breast cancer” and 40,500 will die of the disease. This week, we continue our focus on the fight against breast cancer by shining a light on Dr. Susan Pories, chief of Breast Surgery and the Medical Director of the Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. An Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and co-author of the books The Soul of a Doctor and The Soul of a Patient, Dr. Pories believes in compassionate care and the power of creating bonds that last with her patients. Humble and soft-spoken, Dr. Pories is a role model and a trailblazer for women in her field. #storybehindhersuccess #16LifeLessons   #mydoveproductions   candyoterry.com   @HoffmanBreastCenter

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Since October is breast cancer awareness month, we’re profiling breast cancer survivors and women who are at the forefront of breast cancer treatment.   In the spotlight, world-renowned author Alice Hoffman.  There’s a very good chance that one of her books is sitting on our bookshelf, or perhaps on the end table, next to your favorite cozy chair.  Alice has written more than 30 books and 6 of them have been made into movies.  She is pretty used to seeing her name on the New York Times Bestseller List.  But what she wasn’t prepared for 15 years ago was a breast cancer diagnosis.  #storybehindhersuccess  #16LifeLessons   #mydoveproductions   @HoffmanBreastCenter

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October is breast cancer awareness month, so we’re profiling breast cancer survivors as well as women who are on the forefront in breast cancer research and treatment.Meet Donna Tefft.  She’s a wife, mother and the Vice President/Director of Marketing & Sales for The Pinehills, winner of the National Community of the Year Award. Designed like an authentic old New England village, The Pinehills is the largest new residential and commercial development in New England with a projected 3,065 homes and 2200 acres of open space.  As Donna celebrates her second year as a breast cancer survivor, this exceptional woman shares her initial fears, strategies that worked for her in her darkest hour, and her advice to women who are hearing the words “you have breast cancer” for the first time.  #storybehindhersuccess   #16LifeLessons   #mydoveproductions

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October is breast cancer awareness month, so we’re shining the spotlight on breast cancer survivors as well as women who are on the forefront of providing medical care to women fighting the disease. There was a time when Dr. Julie Silver faced a health crisis of her own. Diagnosed with breast cancer in her 30’s with 3 small children at home, she found herself on the other side of medicine, as patient, not physician. Her story from surgery through radiation, chemo, and recovery is not unlike any other woman’s brave battle with the disease, except for one thing: this woman specializes in rehabilitation and when she heard the words:  “you’re okay now, go ahead and live your life”  she was overwhelmed.  Exhausted and depleted from fighting breast cancer, this exceptional woman recognized that she needed to use her knowledge as a respected authority in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to blaze a trail that would improve care and outcomes not just for breast cancer survivors, but for people recovering from all kinds of cancers.  Now the Associate Professor & Associate Chair in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Julie Silver is the author of multiple books, including Before & After Cancer Treatment.  #storybehindhersuccess    #16LifeLessons   #mydoveproductions   @MAHealthHosp    #ThinkPink   #WallsDoTalk  #QuoteHer


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Meet a woman who has made a living making her clients look really good. No, she’s not a stylist. She’s a public relations genius and that’s not all. Dayla Arabella Santurri is the whole marketing package: one part event architect, one part PR/media strategist and one part talent buyer.  She especially loves helping non-profits build fundraising events so that they can spread the word about their missions.  And when she’s not doing what she does for a living, Dayla continues to mentor and guide others through Boston Women in Media & Entertainment, an organization she co-founded in 2012 to connect, educate and inspire women in these fields through wisdom workshops and powerful networking events.  In this revealing interview, we sat down to talk about what makes her tick, including her work ethic, her faith, how she gets around obstacles and the next big chapter in her stellar career.  #storybehindhersuccess   #16LifeLessons #mydoveproductions  @CandyOterry

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Jayme Washington has made a name for herself as the Founder & CEO of Washtone Media. A digital architect with 650 clients worldwide, Jayme’s company specializes in SEO: search engine optimization, social media marketing and strategy, branding, small business start-ups, product launches and more. A business leader and a fearless entrepreneur, Jayme is also a devoted community leader, a mentor, a public speaker, a coach and a trailblazer.  But if you were to ask Jayme what she is most proud of, this loving wife and mother of five will point to her family, the power of her faith, and the lessons she has learned as a breast cancer survivor.  #mydoveproductions  #storybehindhersuccess   #16LifeLessons  @CandyOterry       

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It wasn’t that long ago when parents played an active role in teaching their children about the importance of respect and good manners. Sadly, those times have changed.  Yet, the need for civility has never been greater. Enter Judith Bowman, Founder of Protocol Consultants International and the National Civility Foundation. A graduate of Boston College, she specializes in teaching people the kinds of interpersonal communications skills that help them stand out from the rest and succeed.  In this interview, we dive into where her interest in teaching manners comes from, and her hopes for spreading the word about the need for civility throughout the United States.  #storybehindhersuccess   #16LifeLessons   #MyDoveProductions 

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Kate Beeders is all about success. That’s her focus. It is at the heart of her mission to help others succeed.  And if you are an entrepreneur, listen up!  This exceptional woman has created programs that support the mindset and the unique challenges every entrepreneur must face. She is the author of The Winning Way, winner of the Quillie Award from the National Association of Best Selling Authors. Her latest book is titled Go or Don’t Go: The Complete Guide to Accelerate Your Success and Tap into your Brilliance. The Founder of Brilliance Builders, Kate refers to herself as The Breakthrough Expert.  She maintains that it is actually easier than you think to make money fast.  Do we have your attention?  Download Kate Beeder’s episode now. It just might change your life. #storybehindhersuccess  #16LifeLessons #mydoveproductions

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The road toward success has not been straight for Anne-Marie Aigner, but then again, she believes that LIFE is not a straight line and the real key to success is simply to never give up.  In this episode, we explore the career path of a woman who began as a broadcaster working for CBS in Paris, France and then in New York City and Washington, DC.   She loved the excitement of breaking news and chasing stories, but when she became a single mom,  Anne-Marie decided to use her writing skills and her connections to create her own PR agency.  When it was clear she needed an extra set of hands, Anne-Marie invited her best friend, Janet Prensky to join the company, eventually creating Aigner/Prensky Marketing.  Thirty-five years later, her business continues to thrive and now includes Food Truck Festivals of America.  The proud daughter of international photojournalist Lucien Aigner,  Anne-Marie has spent the last 20 years chronicling, organizing and finding a home at Yale for a body of work that includes over 100,000 photographs taken between 1920’s and the 1950’s including candid photos taken during World War II of Adolf Hitler,  Benito Mussolini, and Winston Churchill, as well as up-close and personal shots of Albert Einstein taken at Princeton University.  This daughter, mother, grandmother, PR pro, friend, and philanthropist has lots of wisdom to share about the power of adversity and the value of finding a way around obstacles…even if it takes a while!  #storybehindhersuccess  #16LifeLessons  #mydoveproductions @LizBrunner  @FTFofAmerica 

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Once the Chief Marketing Officer for seven tech companies and the former CEO of an international marketing firm, Alyssa Dver started to ask herself why some people and certain brands have more confidence and therefore, more success than others. She decided to look to neuroscience for the answer and co-founded the American Confidence Institute.  Alyssa has authored six books including her latest:  Kickass Confidence:  Own Your Brain & Up Your Game.  What she has learned will astound you and might just help you harness your confidence and your success. #storybehindhersuccess  #mydoveproductions  #16LifeLessons