SPEAKER INTRODUCTION (Provided text for introduction)

MARY FRAN BONTEMPO is an author, speaker, humorist and teacher who believes in the power of women. For over 30 years, Mary Fran has written for and about women and girls, forging connections through humor and common experience.

A former newspaper columnist, Mary Fran has received recognition from the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop and Humor Press, among others. Her work has been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Bulletin and numerous publications throughout Philadelphia and New Jersey. A former featured columnist on Technorati Media and the Philly Moms Blog, Mary Fran currently writes for her blog, Not Ready For Granny Panties and is a featured columnist for Women’s Voices Magazine. She is the author of two books, Everyday Adventures or As My Husband Says, “Lies, Lies and More Lies” and Not Ready For Granny Panties–The 11 Commandments for Avoiding Granny Panties.

A wife (32 years and counting), mother to three, teacher, church singer, member of Soroptimists International and multiple networking and business organizations, Mary Fran delights in sharing her inspiring message with women and girls from all walks of life.

Please welcome Mary Fran Bontempo.



  • Power Point capability–laptop, screen and projector
  • Small table up front to hold notes and supplies
  • A stage or riser is preferred if possible if more than 70 attendees
  • Table available for books and resources
  • A microphone is preferred if more than 50 attendees