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Selling is NOT Sleazy!

By Sarah Bagley | November 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Selling is NOT Sleazy!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the second Vienna-Tysons AWE Meeting. My dear friend and selling superstar, Kim Fredrich, joined us to speak about women and selling. I love how Kim teaches because she takes the sleaze out of selling. We talked about why selling feels sleazy, but how selling is really about…

Business Tips from DC Style Factory at the Chic Shack

By Tee Wright | November 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Business Tips from DC Style Factory at the Chic Shack

Last night we had an amazing turn and a great time! I would again like to thank all the awesome women that came out. A huge thank you to our guest speaker Rosana Hemakom Vollmerhausen CEO of DC Style Factory and to Domencia Tyler (my girl) owner of The Chic Shack for hosting us! Rosana…

Our final 2017 meeting at ACFCU

By Evelyn Powers | November 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Our final 2017 meeting at ACFCU

Our final 2017 meeting was a blast, with the usual fantastic networking and introductions by this amazing group of powerful women supporting women! Huge thanks to Karen Rosales, Suzie Cook, Amy Thomas and the rest of the fantastic crew at Arlington Community Federal Credit Union for hosting, and for the delicious buffet by Eco Caters…

Vienna Tysons AWE Kicks Off

By Sarah Bagley | October 26, 2017 | Comments Off on Vienna Tysons AWE Kicks Off

Thank you to all the AWEsome entrepreneurs who came out to the first meeting of the Vienna-Tysons Chapter at the brand new Vienna Community Center! It was so nice to get to know you all and share an evening talking about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. At this kick off meeting, AWE Founders Karen…

AWE kicks off it’s first DC chapter

By Tee Wright | October 25, 2017 | Comments Off on AWE kicks off it’s first DC chapter

AWE DC launched October 15, 2017 and things couldn’t have gone better. I would like to send a special thank you to all the amazing women who came out to help kick things off. Being an entrepreneur comes with many challenges while being a woman entrepreneur comes with extra challenges. My name is Tee and…

Bethesda Chevy Chase AWE Chapter launches

By Jennefer Witter | October 24, 2017 | Comments Off on Bethesda Chevy Chase AWE Chapter launches

The BCC chapter launch was a big success, with very positive feedback. We attracted both established and early stage entrepreneurs as well as women interested in starting businesses. The second meeting is free; starting in January, 2018 there will be a fee. “We’re introducing the chapter and its benefits to potential members before instituting fees,”…

Fairfax Chapter of AWE launches!

By Ashley Bernardi | September 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Fairfax Chapter of AWE launches!

Welcome! My name is Ashley Bernardi, and I am the Fairfax Chapter Leader for Awesome Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). I am thrilled and honored to be launching AWE’s Fairfax Chapter, and cannot wait to meet and connect with all of the trailblazing women business owners in this area. I am also Founder & Publicity Director for…

AWE Launches New Chapter in Fairfax

By Karen Bate | September 8, 2017 | Comments Off on AWE Launches New Chapter in Fairfax

We could not be more excited to announce the new Fairfax Chapter of AWE, and to welcome the AWEsome Ashley Bernardi, founder of Nardi Media, as chief inspiration officer! AWE Fairfax welcomes women business owners from Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Springfield, Burke and Clifton. And this is just the beginning: We have awesome leaders ready to…

Being Awesome in a Male Dominated Workplace

By Karen Bate | June 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Being Awesome in a Male Dominated Workplace

As so much recent news confirms (Kamala Harris rocks!), gender bias is alive and well in the workplace. At our June AWE meeting, Senior Loan Officer Jaime Young recounted some of the blatant sexism and inappropriate behavior she has encountered in her 20 years in the male dominated mortgage broker industry — and how she…

How to be fearless and live with soul and purpose

By Karen Bate | May 21, 2017 | Comments Off on How to be fearless and live with soul and purpose

Fearless was the theme of our May meeting, when we we heard such an inspirational talk from Maimah Karmo, fearless founder of the Tigerlily Foundation. Maimah shared her incredible story of fleeing war-torn Liberia three times, the last time alone at the age of 15, her education and rise to success, her battle with breast cancer and her founding…

Building and Growing and Scaling, Oh My!

By Karen Bate | April 17, 2017 | Comments Off on Building and Growing and Scaling, Oh My!

Thanks to all who attended our April AWE meeting, and to Make Offices in Clarendon for the beautiful venue! Speaker and business development expert Gerry Sequeira provided terrific tips – and a couple of cautionary tales – based on his own experiences building and scaling businesses.  Rule No. 1: Be sure to agree in writing about…

Ladies who lunch learn…and laugh too

By Evelyn Powers | March 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Ladies who lunch learn…and laugh too

Big thanks to Joe’s Place Pizza & Pasta for hosting the March AWE meeting, our first ever lunch meeting! Speaker was Ellen Grealish of Flex Professionals, who gave a terrific presentation on the Do’s and Don’ts of hiring part-time employees. Ellen and her partners have built Flex Professionals into a hugely successful part-time staffing company, recognized…

AWE Galentines at SER

By Evelyn Powers | February 13, 2017 | Comments Off on AWE Galentines at SER

AWE celebrated Galentines Day at SER in Ballston, generously sponsored by the Ballston BID. Huge thanks to Tina Leone and her team, including Allie Kraft and Samantha Baker, who gave us a great update on the new development of the Ballston Corridor, and their desire to include small businesses in mix. SER, owner by AWE…

Wheels Up for the New Year

By Karen Bate | January 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Wheels Up for the New Year

AWE kicked off 2017 at the new Cycle Bar on Columbia Pike — big thanks to Manager Marina Alfaro-Ryan for hosting us! We heard from CPRO Executive Director Cecilia Cassidy about their plans and vision for the Pike in the next 10 years, and learned about the many women-owned businesses already there that we can…

3rd Annual AWE Holiday Shopping Fair 2016

By Evelyn Powers | November 12, 2016 | Comments Off on 3rd Annual AWE Holiday Shopping Fair 2016

THANK YOU to our AWEsome vendors and all who came to the AWE Holiday Fair at the Dominion Hills Community House—great venue, sellers & wares! Thanks so much to designer Kelly Pitcairn Holland for sponsoring us at Dominion Hills and for helping set up with her son Luke. Thanks also to Lori Lee Stultz and…