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Women's CEO Summit

September 29, 2023, 8:00am - 5:00pm

Registration Opens at 7:30am

Join us for invaluable content, conversations, and connections!

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Dr. Dulles, VA 20166

Join us for invaluable content, conversations, and connections!

This one-day event will bring together women business owners for a unique roundtable experience, educational workshops, and strategic business connections.

When you invest in developing your leadership skills, you are investing in the health of your business and all those that interact with you. This Summit will help grow your business and build networks with like-minded business owners across multiple industries. 

By saying YES to this year's Women's CEO Summit, you’re saying YES to strengthening relationships, building trust with your team, innovating for tomorrow, and tackling problems head-on with other experienced women CEOs. 

Say YES to leaving refreshed with a new perspective and drive to achieve the impossible for your business.

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Three reasons to attend the Summit...

Content — Gain proven solutions to reach your business goals.

Conversations — Be inspired by motivational women CEOs.

Connections — Make deep-rooted relationships with a diverse group of like-minded women business owners.

2023 Speakers

Learn from top CEO's how to be a top CEO!

Keynote Speakers

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Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Julie Holmes
Virginia Tire & Auto

It’s safe to say that Virginia Tire & Auto is in Julie’s blood. Growing up, she doesn’t remember a family dinner where the business wasn’t mentioned. A graduate of both Washington & Lee University’s business program and Villanova University’s Law School, Julie helps run and manage Virginia Tire & Auto, spearheading our marketing efforts. Before joining Virginia Tire & Auto, Julie clerked for Hon. H. Emory Widener, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals and was also an associate in the corporate and real estate departments at Covington & Burling LLP. She enjoys spending her free time with her four daughters and son.

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Closing Keynote Speaker

Traci Mitchell
Disrupting the Universe

Emmy award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and author, Traci Mitchell is an inspirational powerhouse. She has worked at television stations from coast to coast, covering four Presidents and their administrations. Her latest book, Stirring the Pot, takes a closer look at successful accomplished women who are living their lives on purpose and what it takes to uncover your own purpose, fall in love with your life and live with more joy and abundance.

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Teaira Abston
Dreamcatcher Creative Studio

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Threase Baker
ABBTECH Professional Resources, Inc.

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Paige Buscema
Eyetopia, Inc. - The Eyewear Vault

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Eboni Cotton
ESC Business Management Solutions

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Dawn Crawley
STW Cleaning

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Mary Sue Dahill
Work Smarter Digital

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Nicole Dixon
Wright Accounting Solutions

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Jennifer Du Plessis
Jen DuPlessis

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Alice Frazier
BCT-The Community's Bank

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Patricia Gallardo
Patricia Gallardo Homes

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Elaine Gibson
Renewed Living

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Angela Goodman
Valkyrie Ventures Group & The Famous Toastery

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Mary Grate-Pyos, MBA, CFBS
MassMutual-First Financial Group

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Andrea Hancock
Dexterous Organizing & Lifestyle

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Sheryl Hine
Quail Creek Promotions

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Courtney Jordan
The Jordan Group

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Dr. Misty Paul
Basics First Chiropratic

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Jillian Phifer
Very Good Marketing Co.

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Robin Sgambati
Robin Sgambati Photography

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Adrian Taylor, CPA, PFS
Yount, Hyde & Barbour

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Marlo Thomas Watson
The Marlo Companies

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Tamara Wolfe
Full Spectrum Living

Stay Tuned for the Rest of Our 2023 Speakers
To Be Announced

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"The Women's CEO Summit gave me a chance to reconnect with some women that I haven’t seen in a couple of years and meet several new people to add to my email and social media contacts."

Paige U.


Schedule at a Glance

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7:30 AM
Registration + Networking + Shop The Boutique

8:20 AM

Welcome + Motivational Moment

8:30 AM


9:00 AM

CEO Talks – Main Stage

10:15 AM


11:15 AM

Workshops #1


12:00 PM

Lunch + Networking + Shop the Boutique

1:00 PM

Afternoon Main Stage Keynote Speaker

2:00 PM

Transition & Comfort Break

2:15 PM

Workshops #2

3:15 PM

Closing Main Stage Keynote Speaker


3:50 PM

Closing Remarks

4:00-5:00 PM

The Great MeetUp!

Summit Beneficiary


Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) is held throughout the month of October every year as a way to bring domestic violence advocates together to end domestic violence. Communities and service and advocacy organizations like LAWS connect with one another in a true sense of unity to spread awareness about domestic violence.  

DVAM is a chance for anyone and everyone – survivors, advocates, and supporters to unite in our work to end domestic violence. This is a time of solidarity and support.  With so many people speaking in a unified voice during the month of October about domestic violence, this raises our collective awareness about this critical issue effecting many lives in our community. Only through collaboration and our collective efforts will it be possible to end domestic violence.

Join with LAWS in our efforts to raise awareness, raise resources, and give voice to survivors of domestic violence.  Give to directly support our services to survivors.  


Follow us on social media and help us spread awareness throughout October.


#DVAM2022 #LAWSLCSJ #Every1KnowsSome1 #LAWSsurvivorstrong

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2023 Sponsors

Committed to Excellence

Presenting Sponsor


Produced By

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Print Partner

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Major Sponsors

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Workshop Sponsors

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Event Supporters

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Floral Sponsor


Official Event Photographer

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Signage Sponsor

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Title Sponsors


Media & Strategic Partners

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Summit Friends

Let's Connect!


Friday, September 29, 2023



8:00am to 5:00pm



Washington Dulles Airport Marriott

45020 Aviation Dr. Dulles, VA 20166  |  (703) 779-2694

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