Empowering Women Panel

May 16, 2019

Indian Pond Country Club

60 Country Club Way, Kingston, MA 02364

The Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce presents The Empowering Women Panel, moderated by Candy O’Terry, in partnership with Boston Women in Media & Entertainment and The Story Behind Her Success podcast series.

The event will comprise of a live interview series with award-winning broadcaster, Candy ‘Terry, creator of The Story Behind Her Success highlighting the position of women as strong and powerful employees, consumer and leaders in the workforce. Guests will experience up close and personal interviews with six exceptional women in which you can hear the story behind their individual success. Arrive eager to learn and leave inspired by these extraordinary women.

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Event Information:

  • $55/Members
  • $70/Non Members
  • $400/Tables of 8*

*(Chamber members only- Includes complimentary marketing table at the expo.)

Registration & Expo: 10:30-11:30am

Lunch Start Time: 11:30am

Live Interview Series: 12:00pm- 1:30pm          

Audience Q&A: 1:30pm-2:00pm

Closing Event & Expo 2:00pm-3:00pm

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Moderator and Guests:

Moderator, Award-winning Broadcaster, Co-Founder, BWME Creator & Host of The Story Behind Her Success podcast series

There are only a few women in Boston whose voices are as recognizable as Candy O’s.  The 2015 Massachusetts Broadcaster of the Year spent 25 years on Magic 106.7 where she connected with listeners in an authentic, memorable way. Her full- length CD Dream Come True includes songs heard around the world.

Candy is the creator of the weekly podcast series The Story Behind Her Success, the legendary Exceptional Women radio show, 16 Life Lessons, and the new podcast series Sheroes & Heroes. The President & Co-Founder of Boston Women in Media & Entertainment, Candy is the recipient of 45 local and national awards for excellence in women’s programming.

A highly sought after public speaker, emcee, moderator, endorser and broadcast talent, Candy has never met a microphone she didn’t love!  Her greatest joy is shining a light on women doing great things with their live.


Elizabeth Hopkins, Boston 25 Morning News Anchor

Elizabeth Hopkins anchors Boston 25 Morning News and is also a general assignment reporter. She began with WFXT in 2010.  For nearly a decade, Elizabeth has covered New England extensively: from the Newtown shootings, to the Boston Marathon bombings, to the daily challenges and triumphs of those who live here.

Before coming to Boston 25, Elizabeth was a morning anchor at WPRI in Providence, Rhode Island where she hosted a lifestyle program called “The Rhode Show.”  Elizabeth was previously an evening anchor and reporter at WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin and began her career at KNBN in South Dakota.


Jen Maseda, Creator She’s Local

Jen Maseda has over eighteen years’ experience as an executive in both the public and private sectors working for Fortune 500 companies and government agencies including Johnson & Johnson and the United States Coast Guard.  She is an active volunteer on multiple boards, most recently, as a member of the Board of Trustees for MetroWest Medical Center. While working with Senator Spilka, Jen founded and served as a Commissioner on the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women, reporting directly to the Governor on the barriers women face in the region.  Jen is also the Executive Producer and Host of the local award-winning cable show, She’s Local TV, that airs throughout Greater Boston and  in communities across the country, highlighting local women.  Expanding on her mission of supporting women, she is also the Founder and President of the MetroWest Conference For Women, leading a 24 person all-volunteer team, that just held their second live engagement conference with another sold-out crowd of over 650.  In combining these successful ventures, Jen is the creator and President of She’s Local, a multi-platform global business that provides accessible inspiration and support to all women.  She’s Local brings together digital media and live engagement experiences for women in local communities. She holds two Master’s Degrees, one from Harvard University and FAU in Public Health and Social Behavior, respectively.  Jen is a Miami native that braves the winters living in Natick with her husband, two children and a new puppy.



Jayme Washington, Founder and CEO WashTone Media

WHO IS JAYME WASHINGTON? She is a wife, mom, daughter, sibling, friend, breast cancer survivor, entrepreneur, and CEO. She finds passion in helping brands stand out in the crowd using SEO, social media, and web design strategies. As the top African American Female Social Media Influencer in the US, She has worked with several high-end clients such as Apple, Home Depot, Merrill Lynch, PayPal, Chick-Fil-A, and United Airlines.

Known as a Digital Architect, she also is a Nationally Recognized Digital Consultant in SEO, Content Marketing & Digital Media Marketing. Additionally, she was honored in 2018 as an Ellie Fund Honoree and Recipient and a 2018 Boston Business Journal 40 under 40 finalist and Boston Chamber of Commerce Top 10 Young Leaders of Boston Finalist. Her strategies help business owners and corporations utilize the online space and social media for brand awareness, company growth, and client loyalty.

Her focus is to assist businesses with organic growth, increased exposure, and more revenue. She attributes her greatest accomplishment by far is her family. She is grateful to have married her college sweetheart, Brian Washington, and she is incredibly proud to be a Mommy to Victoria, Sabrina, Rachel, Brian, Jr., Brenden, and Braylon (Braylon passed away shortly after birth in 2011). She is also a Breast Cancer Survivor and knows if she can tackle that, she can tackle anything that comes her way.


Lauren Gill Pimpare, Founder Women Today and The Boston Women’s Leadership Council

Lauren Gill Pimpare founded Tomorrow’s Women TODAY in 2009.  Tomorrow’s Women TODAY is primarily an invite-only organization comprised of emerging women who have been identified by leaders in the community.  As Founder and President of this not-for-profit, Lauren is deeply committed to ensure that this intimate group of women are provided with a safe and supportive network, and have opportunities to learn from industry leaders whose stories and experiences educate and inspire.

Lauren’s commitment to women does not end with her members.  Lauren has worked hard to ensure that every year her organization participates in a “Pay it Forward” activity.  Lauren has created a Fellowship Program within Tomorrow’s Women TODAY for younger female leaders.  She has also established a Student Membership within the group to provide emerging college students with opportunities to learn real-world networking skills and provide them with mentors. Recently, Lauren has launched a second not-for-profit focused on Executive female leaders called, The Boston Women’s Leadership Council.

Lauren serves on the Board for The March of Dimes, The South Shore Conservatory, Boston Children’s Hospital Virtual Advisory Council, and the Department of Public Health’s Pediatric Palliative Care Family Advisory Council.  Lauren lives in Cohasset and is the proud mother of 3 young children –one who is severally disabled and handicapped.   She is an advocate in our community not only for women, but for children with special needs, and their families.


Megan Driscoll, Founder and CEO of PharmaLogics Recruiting

Megan Driscoll is the Founder and CEO of PharmaLogics Recruiting, a global human capital organization established in 2003 with a staff of over 90 employees and an international headquarters in both Boston, Massachusetts and Basel, Switzerland. She has led PharmaLogics to several notable achievements, including recognition as a Boston Business Journal Best Place to Work and Fastest Growing Private Company in Mass, a Boston Globe Top Work Place, an Inc. Magazine Best Work Place, a Staffing Industry Analyst Fastest Growing Staffing Firm, and a five-time Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company in America.  Most recently, she was named the 2018 Boston Chamber of Commerce Small Business CEO of the Year.

Megan is a staunch advocate for gender equality.  Motivated by the utter lack of females in leadership roles in both the public and private sector, Megan launched the social media campaign, #doit4yourdaughters at www.doit4yourdaughters.org. She has also been a leader in the push for gender equality in the workplace and is the creator of the movement for greater transparency in pay (www.wagetransparency.org). She is currently partnering with MA state reps on additional wage equity legislation.

Megan resides in a seaside town in Massachusetts with her husband of 17 years and their two children, Madeline and Bailey, from whom she draws great energy and love.


Vicki Chapman, Founder and President of Chapman Construction Group Inc.

CCGI was founded in 2002 by Vicki Chapman—our current president—who is a master electrician with more than 29 years of experience in the field. In 2009, Vicki was joined by Sue Chapman, who is our current CEO and construction supervisor. Throughout the course of our careers, we have been determined to overcome the odds. Over time, we have become a certified Women Business Enterprise and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise that is capable of completing large, complex jobs. Our reputation is built on our commitment to customer service, quality, and professionalism.