Friday, November 16, 2012

Women in Leadership event highlights secrets to success


EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN: From left, Elrick, O’Terry and Hoyle Weber

“There is a power in being authentic. Go for the life you want, and do it intentionally,” Sharon Hoyle Weber told MGHers attending the annual Women in Leadership event on Nov. 8. Through humorous stories and anecdotes, Hoyle Weber shared her personal experiences during the fifth annual MGH forum, “The Power of Authenticity: Discovering the Exceptional Woman in You.” The forum was developed to foster personal and professional development among MGH women in management roles.

During the event at the Holiday Inn Boston at Beacon Hill, Hoyle Weber discussed how she interviewed 30 successful people in the corporate world about their secrets, beliefs and attitudes and discovered “12 secrets of thrivers,” which she features in her book, Hot in the Pot – A Survival Guide for the Real You in the Corporate World.

Radio personality Candy O’Terry, a 22-year veteran of Magic 106.7 and the recipient of 35 area and national awards for excellence in women’s programming, served as the evening’s moderator and also shared her personal experiences – noting her path to success was neither smooth nor easy, and it did not come early in life. O’Terry went on, however, to create “Magic 106.7’s Exceptional Women” radio show, which has profiled nearly 500 women in the past 21 years, and become co-founder of Boston Women in Media & Entertainment. “My mantra and what I believe in very deeply is ‘obstacles are opportunities.’ And passion – I believe the secret to success all comes down to being passionate about what you do,” O’Terry said.

The evening also featured comments from Jean Elrick, MD, senior vice president for Administration, who announced the start of a new MGH Women in Leadership quarterly luncheon series, which is slated to begin in 2013. “I am truly honored to announce the start of these seminars that will feature MGH leaders and up-and-coming MGH leaders sharing information about how they are the exceptional women that they are today.”

The Women in Leadership Committee is a volunteer committee of MGH managers focused on professional development of women at the MGH. For more information, email

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