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    • Are closed: there will be no meetings or events that day or that evening.
    • Open late: there will be no morning meetings or events, but afternoon and evening meetings or events will continue as scheduled.
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  • Dulles Executive Women

    Committee Co-Chairman
    Valerie Kaiser, CFP
    EldenStreet Financial
    (703) 437-1700
    Email Valerie Kaiser

    Robin Suomi - Principal
    Startup to Growth, LLC
    (703) 850-7475
    Email Robin Suomi

  • Committee Mission
    Looking at Business from Our Perspective
    Dulles Executive Women (DEW) is dedicated to helping women leaders and executives leverage their issues, resources and experiences to demonstrate the power of professional women to achieve success. These women leaders will explore topical business, professional, educational, social, political or economic issues to expand relationships and build on the shared interests of the group and within the Chamber framework. We focus on the initiatives that best draw on the talents of the individual members.

    Committee Goals
    Through positive focus and collaboration, we seek to provide opportunities to inform, educate, mentor, and advocate. We share experiences and expertise on a wide variety of selected issues in support of the chamber’s goals and those of the business and broader community.
    SERVICE - DEW Members want to serve the broader community and use their collective expertise to problem-solve and develop ideas.
    EDUCATION  - DEW members want to both share their expertise with others and learn from others.
    MENTORING  -  DEW members want to mentor rising professionals.
    SOCIAL  - DEW members value the opportunity to share with women of their background and experience.
    NETWORKING -  DEW members want to expand their own business network.
    ADVOCACY  - DEW members want to address the unique challenges that women face in the business environment and address those in a well-structured way.

  • Meeting Schedule - Guests are welcome!
    2nd Monday of the Month
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Meeting Location
    Meetings will be held at various locations throughout the Dulles region including: restaurants, wineries, private homes or office settings, theatres or venues like The  Kennedy Center, golfing facilities and other fun locations. They usually take place on the second Monday of the month, 6-8 pm, but special events sometimes require a customized date.

  • Dulles Executive Women Members

       


    Valerie Kaiser, CFP,
    Co-Chair
    Founding DEW member 2014
    Partner, EldenStreet Financial


    Robin Suomi, MBA
    Co-Chair
    Founding DEW member 2013
    Principal, Startup to Growth, LLC
     


    Eileen Curtis
    Founding DEW member 2013
    President, DRCC


    Pat Williams, MAT, CSA
    Founding DEW member 2013
    Founder, GraceFul Care


    Mary Galyle Holden, Esq.
    Founding DEW member 2013
    Partner, Mary Galyle Holden


    Pat Wirth
    Founding DEW member 2013
    Exec Dir, Turning Point Suffragist
    Memorial Association
     

    Linda Christ
    Founding DEW member 2013
    President, Linda A Christ
    Insurance Agency

    Tabasum Lutfi
    DEW member 2017
    COO, TriVision

    Marguerite Wiese
    DEW member 2017
    Financial Professional, EldenStreet Financial
     

    Madhu Garlanka
    DEW member 2017
    CEO, Software Products,
    Allwyn Corporation

    Brigitta Toruno
    DEW member 2017
    CEO & Founder, UNO Translations &
    Communications. LLC

    Dr. Suzanne Nixon
    DEW member 2017
    CEO, Northern Virginia Integrative
    Therapy Center

    Priscilla Chism
    DEW member 2017
    Realtor, Pearson Smith Realty


    DORRI C. SCOTT,  MSW, EXEC MBA
    DEW member
    CEO & President of Ruby Red Press
    and Publisher of Loudoun Woman Magazine

     


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