W.O.W. Conference 2015 – Speakers



The theme of this year’s W.O.W. Conference is “WOW 2015 BY THE SEA. CONNECT. BE EMPOWERED AND INSPIRED.” Our guest speakers will surely inspire you, as will a full day of networking, learning and growing alongside hundreds of other professional women just like you! The price of admission also includes breakfast, conference, lunch and a personalized shopping experience.

Speakers this year include:


Liz Brunner, CEO of Brunner Communications:LizBrunner

Liz Brunner is the CEO and founder of Brunner Communications. Leveraging more than 25 years of media, experience, expertise and leadership, Brunner is sought by high-profile individuals and organizations to build meaningful reputations within their markets. In addition to directly working with clients, Brunner oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm, provides group workshops on reputation and brand building, and speaks at corporate conventions.

Prior to launching Brunner Communications, Brunner served as both a main news anchor for the #1 rated 6PM newscast in the Boston market and as a reporter for WCVB-TV, NewsCenter5. For more than 20 years, Brunner covered countless major breaking news stories and conducted exclusive one-on-one interviews with prominent figures, professional athletes, and global political leaders, including President Barack Obama. Recognized as one of the nation’s most accomplished journalists, Brunner’s distinguished approach of educating and communicating relevant events and information to viewers has yielded countless industry awards as well as a devoted following across the Boston market.


Glam Cindy on couch copyCindy Stumpo, CEO of C. Stumpo Development:

Stumpo Development is a luxury custom home builder and developer in the Brookline and Newton areas. Stumpo is among a handful of women who can claim this career. She hopes to inspire young women to become part of the construction industry. She was the only woman in the room taking the General Contractors exam at the age of 23. At the time her male competitors told her “You’ll never make it in this industry.” For 25 years and counting, Stumpo has been building houses and shattering stereotypes. She starred in HGTV’s “Tough as Nails” television series, and was featured in Forbes magazine, Boston CommonThe Boston HeraldThe Boston Globe. Stumpo was named “Builder of the Year” by her peers, honored as “Exceptional Woman of the Year” by 106.7FM, and was named “Inspirational Woman of the Year” by the Brookview House. For Cindy, not letting her panic attacks stop her from living a full life defines her. Recently she spoke at the 2014 MA Conference for Women to a packed house of women who were inspired by her story.



Mary Ann Esposito, Host Ciao Italia: ColorLargeMAE_JWH_7511-small

Authenticity, history, tradition. Those three words define Mary Ann Esposito and the signature cooking style that has made her one of America’s most loved television chefs. As the creator and host of the nationally televised PBS series, Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito™, she has brought those values to millions of Americans. This year, the series celebrates its milestone 25th season, making it the longest running cooking series in television history.

Through Ciao Italia and appearances on other television programs including The Today Show, Regis and Kelly, QVC, the Food Network, Discovery Channel, Fox, Martha Stewart Radio, RAI International, The Victory Garden, Simply Ming, and so many others!), she has been able to share traditional Italian cooking with audiences around the world.

Mary Ann has worked beside world-renowned chefs like Julia Child, Todd English, Daisy Martinez, Sara Moulton, Jacques Pepin, Martin Yan, and countless others who share the same passion for cooking.



Tricia Bradley, CEO and Executive Producer: tricia headshot

Tricia Bradley has developed and produced programs for Fox Sports, National Geographic Television, Discovery Home, Resort Sports Network, Outdoor Life among others. She has developed on camera personalities, including Paul Hochman, Gear & Technology expert, and contributor to the NBC Today. Currently, she is working with Dr. Mark Adickes, a Super Bowl Champion, Harvard Medical School educated orthopedic surgeon and host of “Athlete 360” airing on FOX Sports Net. She is also developing Cindy Stumpo, a female General Contractor who has a series on HGTV called “Tough As Nails”.

Ms. Bradley is a former Young & Rubicam partner, and Senior Art Director. While at Young & Rubicam, New York, she developed television and print campaigns for clients like Advil, U.SP.S. Olympic campaign, Johnson & Johnson, Met Life, and Dr. Pepper. She has produced and directed television commercials for American Express and won Ad of the Year from Reader’s Digest. She has won an ANDY and the prestigious John Caples award for direct marketing.