Sterling Women provides a new networking opportunity for business women in Northern Virginia and beyond.  Each month we invite a successful business woman located in Loudoun County to speak to our audience about her accomplishments.

The quality of our speakers and the interest from our sponsors has boosted the overwhelming popularity of our new organization.  While we plan to honor the program’s initial intent and continue to bring Sterling professionals together, we want to also encourage the monthly gathering of business women from across Loudoun, as well as outside its borders.  Ultimately we will all benefit!

Luncheon Location and Time:

The National Conference Center
18980 Upper Belmont Place
Leesburg, VA 20176

11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
11:00 AM: Optional Networking & Shopping
11:50 AM: Seated Lunch-Opening Remarks
12:30 PM: Program Commences
12:50 PM: Closing Remarks & Door Prizes!
1:00 PM: More Optional Networking & Shopping!

Our Next Featured Speaker

Leslie D. Curran, Plave Koch PLC


Life Lessons Learned By 40! 

Leslie CurranLeslie is a partner at Plave Koch PLC in Reston Virginia.  She is a leading attorney in her field who focuses her practice on advising clients, whether start-up, middle-market, or mature, on expansion strategies such as licensing, franchise and distribution arrangements.  Leslie has been recognized as a leader in her field by, among other rankings, Chambers and Partners, International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America and Franchise Times – Legal Eagles.  Leslie’s practice emphasizes both domestic and international work and includes assistance with mergers and acquisitions of franchise companies and franchisor-franchisee relationship issues (including complex negotiations with franchisees).

Outside of the office, Leslie has been involved with National Association of Women Business Owners, as President of the DC Chapter.  In addition, she is the Technology Officer for the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising.

But, as you will hear, these accomplishments, don’t define her.  Instead, over the years, in the face of adversity, Leslie has persevered, learned many lessons and adjusted her reality to match up with those learnings.  Leslie lives gratefully with her husband Abe and two young children, Nicholas and Olivia, in Potomac Maryland.

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ~Maya Angelou