FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 27, 2018
CONTACT: Elaine Gilligan
Northern Virginia Chamber
CONTACT: Melissa Dawn Simkins
Velvet Suite and Northern Virginia Chamber to Host the She-Suite® Summit on March 16 to Kickoff Women’s History Month
Tysons Corner, Va. – The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber) and Velvet Suite, Inc. will host the She-Suite® Summit on Friday, March 16 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner.
March is Women’s History Month and The She-Suite® Summit will address the most pressing issues of gender equity and advancement. The event will bring together women from across the region and the nation to design solutions for advancing women at work, home and in the community.
While this is the third year Velvet Suite has delivered The She-Suite ® Summit, this is the first year the Northern Virginia Chamber will act as co-host. The event will bring together women and men with influential executives and industry experts with the outcome of the creation of a 90-day personal brand plan for each attendee.
Lesli Foster, Anchor, WUSA 9, will emcee the event. The Summit will honor Deryl McKissack, Chairwoman and CEO, McKissack & McKissack during the Brand Leadership Institute Honorary Luncheon.
Some of the highlighted speakers for the She-Suite Summit Include:
- Danny Vargas, Founder, VarCom Solutions
- Judith Bjornaas, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President ManTech
- Phyllis Randall, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Loundon County
- Katie Cristol, Board of Supervisors, Arlington
- Kay Kapoor, Founder & CEO, Arya-Technologies
- Toke Vandervoort, Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel, Under Armour
- Carrie Rich, Co-Founder and CEO, The Global Good Fund
- Lisa Gable, Former US Ambassador and President Emeritus of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation
- Melissa Dawn Simkins, CEO, Velvet Suite and Host, The She-Suite Summit
- Juliet Choi, Director, Partnership for Public Service
- Kathy Korman Frey, Founder, Hot Mammas Project
Panels and topics discussed will include:
- Awaken Your Greatness: A New Brand of Leadership
- Define Your Path to Greatnesss – 90-Day Plan Activation Session
- Courageous Leadership: The Path to Success in The She-Suite Suite
- Design the Career and Life You Want Right Now
- Overcoming Barriers: Mastering Communication Between Men and Women
- Power Pairing: Accelerate Your 90-Day Action Plan
- All In: Civic, Community and Corporation Solutions for Gender Equity
- Presenting Sponsor: PedFed Credit Union
- Premiere Sponsor: Allstate
- Gold Sponsors: Inova, Mantech, LMI, Volkswagen Group of America
- Corporate Champions: Boston Scientific, Excelacom, Squire Patton Boggs, Transurban
Members of the media who plan to cover the event should contact Northern Virginia Chamber Director, Marketing & Communications, Elaine Gilligan, email@example.com, to register.
Click here to learn more about She Suite Summit.
About the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce: The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber), formerly the Fairfax Chamber, The Voice of Business in Northern Virginia™, represents local employers with more than 500,000 regional employees. The Northern Virginia Chamber is the leader in advancing innovative solutions to the region’s priorities in transportation, education, workforce, and economic opportunity. For 90-plus years, the Northern Virginia Chamber has been working hand-in-hand with companies in the region to build a strong business community. To learn more about the Northern Virginia Chamber, please visit http://www.novachamber.org and follow the Northern Virginia Chamber on Twitter: @NOVAChamber and @NOVAChamber_CEO.
About Velvet Suite: Velvet Suite is a new brand of leadership innovation unleashing human-centered solutions that elevate purpose, performance and profit. The She-Suite ® Summit is a kick-off event for The Brand Leadership Institute ®, a leadership acceleration digital platform. Velvet Suite is a pioneer in the personal brand leadership and has a proven track record of aligning brilliant brand strategies from the inside out. Velvet Suite provides next generation leadership solutions for Fortune 500 companies and high growth organizations looking to accelerate the speed of development to meet the needs of a changing marketplace. To learn more about Velvet Suite, please visit http://www.velvetsuite.com