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Wendy Murphy -016 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

At a time when everyone is talking about metoo and timesup, many people do not realize that men and women are not equal under the Constitution of the United States. Attorney Wendy Murphy knows this fact only too well. Her career has been devoted to defending the rights of women and children. As a young attorney, she tried the most horrendous cases where women and children were raped, their lives forever changed. She began taking on cases no one else wanted, often for free. Her groundbreaking...


Angela Peri -015 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

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...


Megan Driscoll -014 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

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....


Erin Brockovich -013 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

You've probably seen the Academy Award-winning movie starring Julia Roberts, but this is the story of the REAL Erin Brockovich. Here in Boston to speak to a charity called Find The Cause, Erin agreed to this exclusive interview with Candy O'Terry. Once a single mom without a job, Erin Brockovich began working as a law clerk at a small law firm in Hinkley, California. Although she had no legal experience, Erin knew something was very wrong when people and animals started getting very sick...


The Brass Sisters -012 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

"If you want to be successful, you have to imagine who you want to be and picture it in your mind." These are words of wisdom from Marilynn and Sheila Brass, aka: The Brass Sisters. As the stars of the PBS show The Food Flirts, these two sisters from Winthrop, MA. have collected thousands of recipes, some from their own family and others, written on notecards, found in old cookbooks at yard sales. The cookbook authors believe that recipes tell stories about love, tradition and family and...


Jessica Leip -011 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

In this very emotional episode of The Story Behind Her Success, a young mom from Framingham, MA. named Jessica Leip gives us an up close and personal look into what it is like to live with terminal breast cancer. Diagnosed at only 37, Jessica had no symptoms of the disease and no family history. Terrified to leave her daughters without a mother, she endured powerful chemotherapy treatments that almost killed her twice. Five years have passed and although this exceptional woman knows her...


Anne Jolles -010 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

As an award-winning life coach, Anne Jolles has spent her career helping people find their way. When she experienced personal hardship, she found herself searching for a new sense of hope and strength. Alone in her kitchen, she had an idea and before she knew it, that idea blossomed into The Grace Trail, a one mile path around Nelson Park in Plymouth where walkers find sea stones at various locations, each with a message about grace and an invitation to answer 5 questions about gratitude,...


Lisa Fenn -009 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

As an award-winning producer for ESPN, Lisa Fenn was always looking for the kind of sports story that showed the power of sports and the personal strength of athletes. One day, her father sent her a news clipping about two high school wrestlers from her hometown of Cleveland. Dartanyan and LeRoy relied on one another in ways that most of us could never imagine. You see, one boy was blind, so he carried the boy who had no legs and the boy with no legs became his eyes. Over the course of 5...


Mary Bridget Davies -008 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

Janis Joplin was only 27 when she died of an overdose in 1970 at the height of her career. People used to say: "no one will ever sound like Janis". But they were wrong. Enter Mary Bridget Davies. Born and raised in Cleveland, Mary wasn't even born when Janis was making pop history. Yet, she heard her songs on the radio and played her parent's old albums. Somewhere, very deep down inside, she connected with singing the blues. In this interview, Mary shares how she got to where she is today...


Lisa Brodeur -007 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

"I had no idea who was dead or alive and I can't tell you what that feels like, not knowing, do I even still have a family?" These are the terrifying words of Lisa Brodeur, author of the book A Mother's Journey Through Faith, Hope & Courage. Twenty years ago, this mom's life was forever changed when a drunk driver crashed into her family's minivan, killing her husband, paralyzing her son, breaking her three-year-old daughter's hip so badly she was in a body cast, traumatizing her...


Michelle Cully -006 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

Flashback 20 years ago, and the confident, accomplished CEO of Xpressman Trucking & Courier in Randolph, Massachusetts was a skinny, scared victim of domestic abuse with zero self-esteem. In the spotlight, Michelle Cully. First, she hit rock bottom and then, she lifted herself up and made a plan to take her life back. Using her parent's laundry room as an office, this exceptional woman created a multi-million dollar business in the male-dominated trucking and delivery industry. Featured...


Cara Belvin -005 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

When a girl's mother dies, she loses more than her mother's physical presence in her life. She loses her go-to person as she grows up, her compass, her role model. Some girls never recover from this loss, especially if they lack a strong family support system. When she was only nine, Cara Belvin experienced the loss of her mother and was very fortunate to have her father, brother and her aunts in her life. But she was still walking around with a broken heart. She knew she had to do...


Astrid Hendren -004 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

It's hard to imagine the pain associated with having a blood clot explode in your brain. But that's what happened to Astrid Hendren, this week's guest on The Story Behind Her Success. She was only 32 when she had her stroke and Boston's best doctors doubted she could survive. But they didn't know Astrid! 20 years have passed and this exceptional woman is alive and well. She is the founder of a new non-profit called Cause Fund and despite debilitating headaches every day of her life, she is...


Sondra Celli -003 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

In the spotlight, Sondra Celli. Like her mother, legendary Boston fashionista Yolanda Cellucci, Sondra is a big fan of bling. In fact, word spread so quickly about the over the top gowns she created for gypsies that she was approached by the TLC network to star in My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding. This exceptional single mom, daughter, and entrepreneur even designs the outfits for our beloved New England Patriots cheerleaders! Rhinestones and glitter can but fun, but hard work is her...


Christine McSherry -002 - The Story Behind Her Success with Candy O'Terry

In the spotlight: Christine McSherry. This wife, mother of five and RN from Boston's South Shore, was told: "your son Jett has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy." After shaking her head in disbelief, she knew she had to fight for her son, so she created The Jett Foundation. Christine took on Congress, the Senate, the FDA and the pharmaceutical companies in an effort to find a drug in a race against time to treat this fatal disease that strikes only boys. Hear her incredible story on The Story...


Wendy Booker -001

In the spotlight, Wendy Booker. She heard the words “you have MS” and to be honest, she did feel sorry for herself . . . but only for a few days. Then . . . she decided to learn how to climb mountains. Hear her inspiring story and find out how she got to where she is today. Meet Wendy at and find unique MS resources at


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