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Awesome Women Leaders

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Karen Bate

Co-Founder & Co-Host

Karen, founder of KB Concepts P.R., launched AWE in 2014 (w/enthusiastic support from many fellow women business owners) to provide a community of encouragement and inspiration for all the awesome women who have taken the leap into entrepreneurship. We're stronger together! 

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Evelyn Powers

Co-Founder & Co-Host

Evelyn, co-founder of AWE has run her own business, Design Powers, for 23 years. It has taught her that building a social, supportive community of women colleagues is vital. Evelyn wants AWE to be the path for women to connect and collaborate to reach their full potential in biz and life.

Awesome Women Chapter Leaders

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Pamela Vines

central Prince Georges

Pamela owns Troop Public Relations, a creative communications firm. She helps political candidates polish and promote their platforms with campaign videos, media training, and reputation management. Pamela is also a retired Army officer, a published author, and filmmaker.

Tee Wright

Washington DC

Tee is a well respected personal and brand stylist located in DC and owner of Fashion At Ms. Tee. Tee’s motto is if you look good, you feel amazing. Tee helps women and brands create their visual identity through casual yet skilled-professional services fashion.

Tameka Young

Washington DC

Tameka is a professional model and founder of the National Association for Kidpreneurs


DeDee Cai

Old-town alexandria

DeDee, founder of FIT TO PROFIT, utilizes psychology, cognitive science, holistic wellness and business to help leaders/entrepreneurs attain peak performance. With over 12 years of experience, DeDee created FTP to empower clients to realize their true potential.

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Lydia Michalitsianos

Old-town alexandria

Lydia, founder of Build Yourself Inside, is a hypnotist and Transformation Coach who works with athletes, entrepreneurs, speakers and other professionals to help them get out of their own way to achieve their goals and reach peak performance.

AWE Board of Advisors

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Tara Claeys

Tara Claeys is the owner of Design TLC and co-founder of Nice Work, producing custom WordPress websites for small and medium businesses. She also co-hosts the podcast Hallway Chats, where she shares stories of people in the WordPress community. 

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Maura Fredericks

Maura Fredericks, MA, PCC, is an executive and business coach who believes in the power of habit. Maura coaches business owners and co-founders to discover how small shifts in perspectives, ideas and action create big rewards. Maura is the creator of the AWE Mastermind program.

Robin Gordon

Robin Gordon, founder of Gordon & Co.,  is a CPA and Personal Financial Specialist whose passion is helping people live well – within their means. Her new book, Living the Best Life You Can with the Money You Have, is available here on Amazon!

Maritza Lizama

Maritza Lizama is co-founder of Limon, a bilingual marketing and communications company. What Limon does best is tell their clients’ stories via engaging content (in English and Spanish) for websites, email campaigns, newsletters, video scripts, social media, event promotions and beyond.

Angelica Talan

Angelica Talan is a social media influencer and author of the Clarendon Moms and Angelica in the City blogs, where she encourages people to discover new places to get fit, delicious places to eat, exciting things to see and fun things to do in the Washington DC area and beyond.

Ginny Wright

Ginny Wright is the award-winning founder of BbGFitness, specializing in year-round outdoor fitness classes. She is also a certified health coach and creator of The Total Wellness Challenge, a sustainable 4-week online wellness program that combines  elements of nutrition, fitness, mindfulness & accountability.