ABOUT STERLING WOMEN
Sterling Women was founded in 2008 by Kristina Bouweiri to provide a networking opportunity for business women in the Sterling, Virginia area. Twelve years later, Sterling Women has established itself as the leading women's networking event in the area. In 2020 Kristina asked Cynthia Battino to assume hosting duties each month. Cindy Battino brings a vibrancy and joyfulness to the podium every month, that only an accomplished and certified happiness expert can.
Each month we invite a successful and inspiring business woman to speak to our audience about her personal and professional journey. Our lunches are one hour, starting at noon and ending at 1:00 PM. Networking will be available from 11:00 AM until noon and again from 1:00 to 1:30 PM. Vendor tables and exciting door prizes will be featured.
LUNCHEONS ARE THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH
(unless a conflict arises where we will need to change the date and/or location)
Kristina Bouweiri, CEO Reston Limo, Founder, Sterling Women
ABOUT THE INNER CIRCLE
In March, 2020 the world as we knew it changed completely with the spread of COVID-19. As group events were prohibited across the nation, we knew we had to remain a support for the women (and men) that had made Sterling Women the strong network it had become, so we took it online.
By July, as we were able to begin having smaller group events we recognized that not everyone could come to an in-person event. We also learned, that our Zoom events, brought to you in your own homes, allowed for a unique and intimate setting for the Sterling Women community. It's a different way to interact with each other, another way to connect with our speakers and sponsors. A significant way to assure that we continue to promote each other's business to as broad a community as we can even with our new and differing needs during this time.
Thus, The Inner Circle was born. As its relevancy proved itself to us over and over again, we've made this a staple of our monthly meetings. Open to the first 20 who register, we invite you to connect with, us and our speaker on a deeper level from the comfort of your home office - or wherever you find yourself. The Zoom platform opens to registrants at 12:00, with network and time for everyone to introduce themselves and their business to the group, Cindy then interviews the speaker, ending with Q&A, door prizes and closing remarks at 1:15pm.
THE INNER CIRCLE OCCURS THE FRIDAY FOLLOWING THE STERLING WOMEN LIVE EVENT(registrants will receive an email before the event with the Zoom link).
Cynthia Battino Transformational Healing, Host, Sterling Women
OUR NEXT SPEAKER:
Katie Barchas Wilson
Thursday, November 5th
Friday, November 6th
KATIE BARCHAS WILSON
PRESIDENT, THE MARKET GROUP, INC.
Following a decade-long career in financial services, Katie Barchas Wilson founded The Market Group Inc. in 2012 to focus on her true passions: branding, events, promotions and philanthropy. Over the past eight years, she has worked with clients in the media, non-profit, housing, hospitality and retail industries to maximize their reach, increase their brand awareness, and grow their market presence.
Prior to The Market Group Inc., Katie served as Operations Manager for Global Financial Review, a mortgage due-diligence firm, where she honed her skills in marketing, business development, and project management. Katie began her transition from the financial sector to marketing and media in the Fall of 2012, when she joined the team of Northern Virginia Media Services as their Marketing and Events Manager. At NVMS, Katie built/expanded a number of large contests, promotions and events, including the Best of Loudoun, Best of Fairfax, and Best of Prince William polls, along with Loudoun’s “40 Under 40” awards.
In January 2013, Katie launched the High-Heeled Happy Hour, a shoe-themed monthly women’s networking event series. Each High-Heeled Happy Hour honors a female business professional and/or community leader who selects a charity beneficiary for a portion of the event proceeds that evening. To date, High-Heeled Happy Hours and their offshoots-- Stiletto Cinemas, Sole Sister Soirees, and the annual High-Heeled Holiday Parties-- have raised nearly $75,000 for local charities.
In September 2015, Katie was recognized as one of Loudoun's rising stars in Leesburg Today's “40 Under 40” awards. Katie was also named to the “Women 100 List” in Loudoun Business Journal's 2016, 2017, and 2018 “Women Who Mean Business” issues, as well as featured in their “16 to Watch in 16.” Katie was featured in Alimond Studio’s Loudoun 100 in 2017. Most recently, Katie was named 2019 Community Leader of the Year in the Young Professional Category by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce.
Katie currently serves as Chair of Loudoun “40 Under 40,” on the advisory board for Bank of Charles Town, and on the Public Policy and Young Professionals committees for the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce. Katie has served on the board of the DC Chapter of Dress for Success, the House Committee of Loudoun Golf and Country Club, and as the PR and Events Coordinator of the Historic Leesburg Business Alliance.
Katie has a BA in Psychology, a minor in Philosophy, and a certificate in Applied Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Enjoy a delicious lunch while you hear one of our speaker's moving stories!
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(ONE business card
per PERSON please)