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We all have chapters in our lives and Margaret Carr is the perfect example of that. Armed with a B.S. in Communications from Boston University, an MBA from Boston College and a doctorate in Education Leadership from Drexel University, she is the National VP/Development for a non-profit known as Read To A Child.  With chapters in Greater Boston, Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami and Metro Detroit, Read To A Child is made up of nearly 2000 volunteers from 130 companies who travel to elementary schools on their lunch break to read to students. The results are life changing. Children in the Read To A Child program experience not only better reading, vocabulary and comprehension skills, they experience a new sense of confidence. The road that led Margaret to this latest adventure has been filled with twists and turns. A single mom for many years, Margaret has worked in healthcare at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and South Shore Mental Health, in higher education at Stonehill College, and as a partner in her family’s real estate business. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Lesley University where she teaches Business, Marketing and Public Relations. With a heart full of wisdom and gratitude for the lessons she has learned along the way, Margaret shares her passion for her latest mission: spreading literacy from coast to coast with Read To A Child Day on October 8, 2019. @BWME   #storybehindhersuccess    #16LifeLessons    #mydoveproductions


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In a room full of men, I have to be decisive, clear and succinct. I have to own whatever it is I believe in. -Jennifer Hanes

I’ve been looking for women in powerful, senior leadership roles and I’ve found one. Meet Jennifer Hanes, Division Executive, Securities Finance & Processing for Capital Markets, FIS. The world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payment technologies, FIS is the acronym for Fidelity Information Services, Inc. The company serves more than 20,000 institutions in over 130 countries and Jennifer is in the thick of it all overseeing teams in the United States and around the world. Climbing the career ladder is something Jennifer has been doing for decades and her success story is a reflection of her tireless work ethic, her focus on the job at hand, her fearlessness, and her dedication to delivering tangible results. In this interview, she shares her views on being a mother and a career woman, as well as her leadership philosophy, the importance of mentorship, and her hopes for the next generation of women at the top. @BWME   #storybehindhersuccess    #16LifeLessons    #mydoveproductions

 


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Joy. Inspiration. These are contagious emotions and I’m always on the lookout for women who embody them. In the spotlight, Cathy Poulin, an exceptional woman I first interviewed about 10 years ago. I remember thinking that meeting her had been just as exciting as watching her on TV. You see, Cathy was the sidekick to a guy named Bob, owner of Bob’s Discount Furniture. Together, they jumped on couches, reclined in chairs, and shared the kind of vibe that made viewers want to get in their cars and drive to Bob’s to buy their next piece of furniture. But what viewers didn’t know is what I have discovered in this interview: Cathy Poulin is a brilliant marketer and a clever businesswoman with a long history of doing great things for others. She is a wife, a mother, a daughter, a clown, a former TV show host and school teacher, a giver, a doer, a creator and a bright light wherever she goes. Now the owner of Pitch Perfect Consulting, Cathy is focused on representing businesses who believe in sharing their success with causes they believe in, as well as giving a voice to the many non-profits she works with. “I have always known that I had a gift for creating ideas and making them come to fruition” says Cathy, “I just go for the heart because there is always a story there.” Rising entrepreneurs will want to download this episode. Her advice about the power of relationships is powerful stuff.  #cathypoulin  #bobsdiscountfurniture  @BWME   #storybehindhersuccess    #16LifeLessons    #mydoveproductions


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You wake up, make your coffee, check your phone, and flip on the TV to catch the local news. You see gorgeous women and handsome men, telling you what’s happening in the world. But what is it REALLY like to be a news anchor? Meet Elizabeth Hopkins, news anchor for Boston 25 Morning News. The daughter of an educator and an NYPD police captain, Elizabeth thought she might like to follow in her father’s footsteps, imaging she might even become a police commissioner. But when she was presented with the opportunity to intern at a TV station, everything changed and she was bitten by the news bug. With stops in South Dakota, Rhode Island and Boston, Elizabeth has worked her way up the ladder from small to major market broadcaster. The life lessons she has learned along the way are what she values most, saying: “there is so much more of a powerful lesson to learn when things are NOT going your way.” Her parent’s wisdom and her husband’s devotion are what keep her going through a workday that begins with an alarm that goes off at midnight. For a dose of wisdom, faith, and good old- fashioned advice, download Elizabeth’s story today. We’re pretty sure you’ll be glad you did!   @bostonwomeninmediaandentertainment   #storybehindhersuccess    #16LifeLessons    #mydoveproductions


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This episode features two very wise women who share a theory. They believe that we all live in a state of sustainable abundance. We just don’t see it. Instead, our mindset is focused on scarcity: the story that tells us we don’t have enough. Gina LaRoche & Jen Cohen are long-time friends, skilled coaches and consultants and co-authors of the new book The 7 Laws of Enough, published by Parallax Press. Their hope is to help us all create a shift from thinking about what we don’t have, to rejoicing in what we do have. sevenstonesleadership.com    #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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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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She’s the world’s greatest cold water marathon swimmer and a medical science phenomenon because when this trailblazer swims through frigid water, her body temperature rises instead of falls.  At only 15, Lynne Cox swam across the English Channel, breaking the women’s and the men’s records, returning at 16 to do it all again.  And that was just the beginning of her journey as a world-class athlete.  Lynne made marathon swimming her life, swimming through just about every body of water in the world, wearing only a bathing suit, cap, and goggles.  She is the first woman to swim across Cook Strait and the first to swim one mile across Antarctica in 32-degree water without a wetsuit.  She is the author of Swimming To Antarctica, Grayson, and Swimming in the Sink and has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.  What makes this exceptional woman tick?  Her complete love of swimming.  Lynne says:  “When I am swimming, I feel a complete connection to the ocean, to God and the universe.  I am the instrument and the ocean is the symphony.”   #storybehindhersuccess  #mydoveproductions  #16LifeLessons.