Showcasing Women-Owned Businesses in Northern Virginia and Beyond!

Hear our speaker tell her story

about how she succeeded in life!

Open to the first 25 registrants due to recent COVID-19 restrictions

 For those of you who are not able to attend in-person please sign-up to attend the Live event via Zoom. 

Want more 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.



(unless a conflict arises where we will need to change the date and/or location)

Kristina Bouweiri, CEO Reston Limo, Founder, Sterling Women


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



Bonnie Sewell, CFP, CDATM, CEPA

Thursday, December 3rd

Friday, December 4th 

Bonnie Sewel, CFP, CDFATM, CEPA

Owner, American Capital Planning, LLC

Bonnie has been working as a Certified Financial Planner for families since 1992. She is the Owner at American Capital Planning LLC. She has previously been the Managing Partner at The Enrichment Group; Owner at A & H Financial Planning and Education, Inc.; and Adjunct Instructor for Certified Financial Planners at Kennesaw State Universit.


Bonnie prepares expert testimony for private arbitration and court cases relating to divorce. She works in mediation and private negotiations including lifestyle analysis, net worth projections, income on assets, working capital, tax impact, income & spending, and the financial impacts of particular scenarios. 


Bonnie serves as a volunteer speaker at the monthly non-profit Second Saturday divorce workshop in Fairfax, VA. She is a sponsor for the Chipping In to End Domestic Violence annual golf tournament. She serves as a pro bono advisor for the Building Homes for Heroes program in honor of her own father’s service in WWII’s Scouts & Raiders, and is currently working with a veteran and his family in Kennesaw, GA. 


She has a BS in Family Economics & Management from Southern Illinois University; and an MS in Financial Planning from the College of Financial Planning in Denver, CO.Bonnie earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary, AIF®, designation and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst designation, CDFATM. She has served on the boards of: National Board for the Financial Planning Association South Region Board for the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, and Foundation for Financial Planning board. She is past President of the Board of Directors for the non-profit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding.


Jewelry, Books, Art, Accessories, Makeup & More!


Network with professionals & business leaders in our own communities!


Enjoy a delicious lunch while you hear one of our speaker's moving stories!


Bring your business card to enter for a chance to win some amazing door prizes!

(ONE business card

per PERSON please)



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