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Mary Fran and her work have been featured on a number of media outlets. Mary Fran is available for media appearances (radio and television) as well as print publications. For more information contact Mary Fran at or download her one sheet HERE.

As Seen On

Upcoming Events

March, 2018
TEDx Lehigh University–Mary Fran presents, Ending Our Addiction to Awesome: Embracing Limits to Soar, at TEDx Lehigh, with their theme, Limitless  

April 19, 2018
Greater Northeast Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Conference–Join GNCC and Mary Fran as she speaks on the Power of Reinvention!

April 29, 2018
National Association of Professional Organizers--Mary Fran presents, Harnessing the Power of Self-Talk, at the NAPO 2018 national convention.

Look for Mary Fran on the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Women’s Voices Magazine and Best Kept Self. Be sure to check out Not Ready for Granny Panties for new musings on dirty words, granny panties and life’s madness!

Previous Appearances

February 23, 2018
TEDx Loyola University–Mary Fran presents, Surrender, Dorothy: The Power of Giving IT Up, on the campus of Loyola University, Baltimore.

November 27, 2017
EntrepreneurOnFire! Podcast interview with John Lee Dumas of EOFire and Fire Nation. An awesome interview with one of the best podcasters in the business! Check out Promo Code “Eofire” for a super discounted rate for the ebook download of The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words! Promo running from 11/20/17012/4/17. Link available on 11/20/17.

November 9, 2017
The Big Talk Radio–Join me and fabulous host of The Big Talk, Tricia Brouk as we discuss what came first, the book or the talk? Tricia is an NYC producer, director, and creator of TEDX Lincoln Square, in NYC. Great interview, great information. Tune in!

September 25, 2017
Wellness Woman 40 and Beyond–Join me and amazing woman, Lynnis Woods-Mullins, as we chat on her new show, where we talk joy, aging (yes, they go together), and no fear!

September 15, 2017
Women’s Summit on Entrepreneurship, Bucks County Community College
Speaker: Women, Leadership, and Your Inner Monologue

July, 2017
EmCare Physician Services, Speaker

May, 24 2017
Victorious Woman Gala, Speaker

May 11, 2017
Penn Suburban Women’s Group
Penn Suburban Women’s Group, Speaker

April 27, 2017
Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Conference
Conference Presenter

March 7, 2017
The Great Girlfriends
Interview with Mary Fran

March 2017
Rock Your Retirement Radio

Women in Business Book Club discusses The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words
Doylestown Book Shop, Doylestown, PA

The Creative Giant Show with Charlie Gilkey
Radio Guest Expert 

REBOOT your business with Best Kept Self
Guest Expert “The Power of No!”

Women of Willow Grove
Speaker – “Cleaning up Your Dirty Words”

Soroptimist International
Speaker – “Taming the Self-Talk Beast”

Eastern Montgomery County Women’s Connection (EMCWC)

Revitalize You! With We Chat Workshops

Sisters U
Speaker – “Cleaning Up Your Dirty Words”

The Sophia Group – Haverford, PA
Speaker – “Beware the Dirty Words”

Delaware Valley College
Speaker – “Avoiding Mental Granny Panties”

The Scoop Radio Show on WWDB-AM, Philadelphia

Women to Watch with Susan Rocco
Radio Guest

Real Mom Media with Joey Fortman on BEN FM Philadelphia
Radio Guest

The Wellness Journey with Lynnis Woods-Mullins
Radio Guest

The Dawn Show with Dawn Stensland on WMCN TV
TV Guest

Upwords with Chris Ermer on WBCB-AM
Radio Guest

Life Lessons with Kimberly Rinaldi
Radio Guest

The Life’s Dash Radio with Michele Mattia
Radio Guest

Not So Soccer Mom Radio with Jill Hickey

Network Now Annual Conference

Women’s Business Forum of Bucks County

The O’Connor Group Quarterly Women’s Event


Mary Fran Bontempo and Jennifer Gardella

Mary Fran and Dr. Jennifer Gardella

YWCA Women Who Make a Difference

The Salute to Women Who Make a Difference is a hallmark event of the YWCA that proudly honors female leaders. Each year, the YWCA Salute to Women recognizes women making exceptional contributions to their businesses, organizations, and communities. Mary Fran Bontempo is recognized for her work as a mentor to women through her writing, speaking, and support of women dealing with a loved one struggling with addiction.

“An accomplished author, Ms. Bontempo has selflessly presented to countless networking groups helping women to overcome the limitations they create in their own minds. Her message is simple: Even in our darkest days, we can make the choice to create only positive self-talk and bring about great change.”
Dr. Jennifer Gardella

Mary Fran Bontempo at the 2017 Bucks Happening Awards

Mary Fran (Author), Robyn Graham (Photography), Kristin Smedley (Power Person)

Bucks Happening Author Award

With thousands of people, places, and businesses vying for top spot in the most competitive Happening List contest ever, a select few have taken home top honors as Winners in the 2017 Bucks Happening List Competition. Author, Mary Fran Bontempo, with the hilarious and inspiring Woman’s Book of Dirty Words, soared to the top prize in the Author Category. Her entertaining and approachable style and message make her a fan favorite!

Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop

The Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop honors and features humor writers whose work reflects the style, sensibility and joy of the late Erma Bombeck. Mary Fran Bontempo captures the essence of Erma’s joy for life and ability to teach and inspire through her humorous take on the everyday and its challenges. Mary Fran has been a featured writer and received Honorable Mention for her delightful and inspiring work from the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop.