What They’re Saying About Mary Fran

“I had the extreme pleasure of interviewing Mary Fran Bontempo for my radio show, ‘Women to Watch.’ Not only is she authentic, but she is delivering a message to women that is inspiring, relevant and full of the kind of humor we all need in this ever changing world. None of us are spared from challenges in life and Mary Fran has made it her mission to help guide us “ladies” through these times with grace and humor in order to find the joy! It is the kind of reminder that keeps us focused on what really matters and pulls us back in when life becomes a scary place. I would highly recommend Mary Fran as a speaker, writer or even a “go to” woman for anyone looking to regain some perspective in order to see the joy that life has to offer!”

Susan Rocco
Founder/Host—Women to Watch
WWDB Radio, Philadelphia

“As a human resources coordinator for an emergency medicine company, I always try to coordinate Lunch and Learn sessions to enrich the lives of our employees both personally and professionally to take a break from their fast-paced roles. Mary Fran was such a breath of fresh air and her delivery was engaging and her points were right on the money. I began the presentation feeling anxious and stressed from my day and I left feeling excited and empowered. I can always tell how much my team enjoyed the presentation by the chatter afterward and I can tell you a week later people are still raving that it was one of the best, most enjoyable presentations we’ve ever had! I’d recommend Mary Fran to anyone, and she’s excellent in a corporate setting!

Emily Kohler Marbot, SHRM-CP
Regional Human Resources Manager
EmCare North Division and EmCare Physician Services

“Mary Fran is an engaging, funny speaker who inspires audiences to live their best life by literally and figuratively trashing the ‘granny panties!'”

Lu Ann Cahn
Inspirational Speaker/I Dare Me Author
Temple University School of Media and Communications

“Mary Fran Bontempo was an integral part of our first #GNPCC #WIBCphl, Women In Business Conference! An inspiration for all lucky enough to attend her session “I’m 50, Now What?”. Women and men from all over the business communities we serve enjoyed her enthusiasm, humor and truth in today’s challenging times. If you have the need for a speaker, look no further!!! Mary Fran was one of the first people we asked back for our 2018 conference!”

Teri Grumbrecht
Membership Director
Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

“Mary Fran Bontempo is a breath of fresh air! Whether it’s her fun and thoughtful writing or her compelling speeches, Mary Fran leaves you with much to contemplate. Insightful and humorous all in one, Mary Fran helps the middle age woman navigate the path to finding or reclaiming her voice. Mary Fran has a finely tuned awareness of the emotional challenges women encounter. I highly recommend her book, ‘Not Ready for Granny Panties,’ or hiring her as a wonderful, dynamic keynote speaker!”

Ellen Faulkner
The Bucks County Psychotherapy Group

“Mary Fran is a dynamite, motivational speaker! She shares her heart in an authentic and genuine manner. Her powerful action ideas give you the empowerment and courage to take the next step in life. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear Mary Fran!”

Melanie Stewart
Penn Suburban Women’s Network

“Mary Fran commands the attention of her audience with relatable stories and self-deprecating humor. Extremely comfortable on stage, she keeps everyone laughing throughout her presentation. Mary Fran inspires and encourages women to improve their lives to work less, enjoy more, and take better care of themselves. Her life lessons, or commandments, are based on her entertaining book “Not Ready for Granny Panties.” A petite woman who packs a big fun punch–your audience won’t be disappointed!”

Jamie Broderick
Founder, Network Now

“Mary Fran Bontempo is a delight to work with on every level. First and foremost, she is the ultimate professional. She meets deadlines, and her work is always top-notch in content and quality. Her column with Women’s Voices Magazine is consistently one of the most viewed, and I know the readers enjoy her thoughtful writing style. Her work puts a smile on your face and you understand immediately why Mary Fran is an award winning humorist. In addition, she has a supportive and lovely personality. She is quick to offer encouragement to others and is a team player who has added to the growth and success of the company. Women’s Voices Magazine would not be the same without Mary Fran’s participation and outstanding work. I highly recommend Mary Fran as a positive factor for any company or project to be lucky enough to have.”

Brenda Krueger Huffman
Executive Editor
Women’s Voices Magazine
“Mary Fran, So much great feedback on YOU from family, friends & viewers. Thank you so much for coming on my show!! Take care!”
Dawn Stensland Mendte

“Thank you for appearing on Audio Dust Jacket. You did a fabulous job; it was a great interview!

Kevin Finn
Host: Audio Dust Jacket

“Mary Fran knows her audience and delivers a message that entertains, educates and inspires women to make small changes in their routines that lead to significant improvements in their lives. Funny and practical, Mary Fran speaks from experience and engages the crowd to go on a journey of self-discovery full of laughter and free of pain. You’ll enjoy yourself and see your world a little differently!”

Maria Martino Evans
President, Martino Evans Communications

“Mary Fran Bontempo is very much in tune with who we are as women. Her presentation is a humorous yet honest look at ourselves as nurturers and caregivers. She shows us how in our strive for perfection we are our own worst enemy, and gives us permission to free ourselves from a self-imposed sentence of ‘doing everything for everyone else we love.’ Prepare to be enlightened, entertained, and to have a renewed sense of appreciation for your inner ‘you’.”

Sue Price
President, Soroptimist International of Indian Rock

“Mary Fran was on my show “The Wellness Journey-Live!” recently and she was awesome. Her style of taking something that most Women don’t want to talk about (aging) and putting in a way that anyone can relate to is refreshing. Mary Fran’s sense of humor is contagious and her ability to connect to her audience is wonderful. It is rare to find someone who makes you feel like you have known her for a long time. Mary Fran has that gift. She pulls you in with her sense of humor and her ability to share stories that really help women to receive her message of self-love and renewal of spirit. Mary Fran is a great author, speaker, talk show guest, and most importantly a great person. I highly recommend her for ANYTHING she chooses to pursue.”

Lynnis Woods-Mullins
Talk Show Host “The Wellness Journey! LIVE”

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative, Engaging and Inspirational are words that immediately come to me when I think of Mary Fran Bontempo. Mary Fran recently spoke at a fundraiser for Sisters U and challenged her listeners to lighten up, live better and to get more comfortable pushing out of their comfort zones. Mary Fran’s presentation was powerful and effective and funny! After she spoke, I received so many requests to hear her again and to be informed of her speaking agenda. Even more, Mary Fran lives what she teaches. Things were not as promised when Mary Fran arrived to do her presentation. Yet she was gracious, positive and didn’t miss a beat. I look forward to working with Mary Fran in the future. She is a gem and a true advocate of the empowerment of women.”

Karen Chellew
President, Sisters U

“Mary Fran was the speaker to open our year. She was compelling, entertaining and motivating. Her message was delivered in bits of everyday stories that our audience could relate to and understand. She certainly got the group off on the right foot for the New Year!”

Lynn Sharer
President, Women’s Business Forum