The mission of Sterling Women is to showcase women in business in Loudoun County and beyond. Our featured speakers are women entrepreneurs leading multimillion-dollar businesses in the county who share their career path, challenges along the way and how they overcame them. Occasionally, we will have a speaker tell their inspirational story on women's health or women's leadership.
While we would feature your name, company (if app) and short bio, please note your speech is not an opportunity to promote a business or book, political or charity discussion or fundraiser, or conduct a training class or seminar. We want to hear your story! We will ask for your speech in advance to determine if it fits within the guidelines. We strongly recommend AV and Powerpoint is not used.
There is no monetary compensation or travel reimbursement for selected speakers and the presentation should be a total of 20 minutes, including time for Q&A at the end (Speaker total timing is 12:30 – 12:50 PM, this includes any Q&A).
Sterling Women organizer Sharon Ragland will stand at the back with a red paddle to let you know your time is up. The speaker’s lunch is complimentary – you will be seated at founder Kristina Bouweiri's head table. We will register you (please advise any serious dietary restrictions).
Timing of the luncheon is:
10:30/10:45 AM: Speaker should plan on arriving for photo with Kristina
11:00 AM: Networking & Shopping
11:50 AM: Seated Lunch-Opening Remarks
12:30 PM: Speaker Introduced /end speech and Q&A by 12:50 PM
12:50 PM: Closing Remarks & Door Prizes!
1:00 PM: More Networking & Shopping!
Vacate room by 1:30 PM
Speaker is permitted to place marketing materials in the goody bags and offer a door prize. While we’ll send the contact list post-lunch, we do not offer the attendee email addresses to anybody due to complaints of spamming.
We strongly recommend potential speakers attend one Sterling Women luncheon (at their cost) to get an idea of the event logistics and speaker topic.