Hank Phillippi Ryan (Photo Credit – Iden Ford)

Sturbridge, MA…Woman In Business, Inc., a 501c(3) that supports women by fostering networking, sharing information and experiences, and providing educational opportunities, will be hosting its annual Motivational Gathering on May 10 with Guest Speaker Hank Phillippi Ryan, noted author and on-air investigative reporter. Doors at Old Sturbridge Village will open at 5:00pm for networking with cash bar and appetizers. The evening will also include a book signing for Hank’s new book, “Say No More.” The cost is $15 for WIB Members and $20 for Non-members. Pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased online at www.wibsturbridge.org or at the door the evening of the event.

How does an Emmy winning reporter become a best-selling author of fast-paced murder mysteries? And how does a just-the-facts journalist add mystery fiction to her resume? How does she juggle being a reporter, author, wife, and grandmother, and navigate making a mid-life career change? In her talk, “An Inside Look at Mysteries, Television, and the Mysteries of Television,” Hank Phillippi Ryan shares all.

Hank will talk about the span of her career from radio reporter in 1971 to Rolling Stone Magazine to the US Senate to undercover investigations at Boston’s Channel 7, and the obstacles, rewards, and challenges of being a newbie reporter as well as an experienced senior reporter, mentoring, and taking risks. Learn how she ended up where she is at 67, and what it takes to make a career change at mid-life.

This event is Hosted by Woman In Business and Sponsored by Christopher Heights of Webster, Webster First Federal Credit Union, Spiewak Consultants and Your Hometown Shopper.

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, winning 33 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. The bestselling author of nine mysteries, Ryan’s also an award-winner in her second profession—with five Agathas, two Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and Mary Higgins Clark Award. Critics call her “superb.” Her novels have been named Library Journal’s Best of 2014 and 2015 – Ryan’s newest novel SAY NO MORE is a Library Journal Best of 2016 and a Mary Higgins Clark and Agatha Award nominee. Hank is a founder of MWA University and 2013 president of National Sisters in Crime.

Woman in Business, Inc. (WIB) represents primarily women in the workforce in the south central MA area, women (and men) are welcome to join the organization, regardless of their employment status or residence. WIB holds monthly luncheon programs, workshops, seminars, and other learning and networking opportunities throughout the year. For additional information visit www.wibsturbridge.org.

Event: Annual Motivational Gathering with Hank Phillippi Ryan

Date:  May 10, 2017

Time:  5pm

Venue: Old Sturbridge Village (OWT: Grecian Room) Ticket Prices: $15 for WIB Members; $20 for Non-members. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased online at www.wibsturbridge.org Photo Credit – Iden Ford