What is it like to be the First Lady of Massachusetts? This week, we packed up our recording equipment and headed to the gold-domed Statehouse in Boston to interview First Lady, Lauren Baker. Her husband, Charlie Baker took the oath of office on January 8, 2015 and is widely heralded as the most popular governor in the United States. His wife is a woman who has largely kept to herself, supporting Charlie but forging her own path as an advertising executive on Madison Avenue and at Hill Holliday in Boston, and as a devoted mom to their three children. When Charlie decided to run for governor, Lauren was by his side, campaigning hard in every corner of the state. Today, she is championing a little-known non-profit called the Wonderfund, www.wonderfundma.org with a determination to help children at risk. What started out as an initiative for the First Lady has become an avocation as she discovers the impact of early childhood trauma on a child’s well-being. Her life story and her vision for a better future for the state’s most vulnerable children will inspire you. #storybehindhersuccess #16LifeLessons @charliebakerMA @WonderfundMA
Monthly Archives: April 2018
Hear the story behind the creation of this inspiring podcast series including losing my mom to breast cancer when I was a teenager, my career in radio and the creation of the Exceptional Women show, the decision to leave Magic 106.7 after 25 years, and the day I decided I couldn’t be without the stories anymore. Spoiler alert: I do cry a little at the end. #getmeakleenex #storybehindhersuccess #16LifeLessons #mydoveproductions
Once upon a time, not so long ago, Angela Peri was working as a parking clerk at the Cambridge courthouse. She wanted to be an actress, but her strict Italian family said: “no way.” She did it anyway, learning the ins & outs of the entertainment business, eventually realizing she could earn a better living as a casting director so she launched Boston Casting. Thirty years later, Angela is so well respected, she has a direct line to Hollywood, working with A-list actors, discovering unknown local talent and casting Academy Award-winning films. Find out how this East Boston girl made it big despite every obstacle in her path. Her sense of humor, her crazy, but true showbiz stories and her life-changing experience as the single mother of a son with autism will inspire you. Subscribing is free and simple, found out how at candyoterry.com.
Megan Driscoll was doing just fine as a pharmaceutical sales rep, but she wanted the challenge of starting her own business. So she did. Fifteen years later, Megan is overseeing a thriving, one of a kind global company called Pharmalogics Recruiting, headquartered just outside Boston. In this episode of The Story Behind Her Success, this young, energetic, positive and determined CEO shares her drive to create a work environment where her employees can’t wait to come back to work every day. Hear her leadership philosophy and find out how she took the seed of an idea and turned it into a reality. As the 2015 winner of The Stevie Award, this wife, mother, and Entrepreneur of the Year is passionate about pay equality, transparency and #doit4yourdaughters. www.pharmalogicsrecruiting.com. Subscribing to The Story Behind Her Success is free. Have access to all the episodes and listen on your schedule!