Showcasing Women-Owned Businesses in Northern Virginia and Beyond!

Gina Poindexter, Premier Realty Group

Location: River Creek Country Club 43800 Olympic Blvd, Leesburg

Gina Poindexter

THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 2017

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Gina Poindexter is Vice President of Premier Realty Group in Chantilly. She has been assisting clients with their real estate transactions for over 30 years.

In addition to her real estate experience she was the Top Producer in the Nation for US Cellular and Cellular One, (which later became AT&T) for several years. She then became Owner and President of several Cellular Phone Stores as an agent for the cellular companies in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area before relocating to Northern Virginia in 2004.

Gina began her career in sales as one of the first female sales representatives for Nabisco Cookies and Crackers.  This position had always been for men and she proved them wrong when she tripled sales in her territory in the first three months, compared to when a man had the position for years!

Gina serves on the Board of Directors for the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, where she was awarded the “Top Producer” for their annual fundraiser campaign for the last six years of the campaign.

She was also awarded “Citizen of the Year” at Chantilly Day in May, 2013.

Gina is the founder of the chamber’s annual fundraiser, “Casino Royale”, which raises money for Student STEM Scholarships and the Homeless Children in Fairfax & Loudoun County.  She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Virginia Association of Realtors, and an approved Partner for the “Homes for Heroes” Association.

Gina joined the Homes for Heroes Program due to her passion of wanting to give back to the local heroes by helping them pay for closing costs when they buy or sell a home.  Being able to “give back” to our heroes and see the smile on their faces, whether in the Military, Police, Firefighter, EMT, Healthcare or Teacher, when they realize the savings they have, is the most rewarding and satisfying experience of the whole real estate process!

 


Danielle Renken, Strategy Revolution

Location: Belmont Country Club 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn

Danielle Dube Renken

THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017

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Danielle Dube’-Renken is the Founder and CEO of Strategy Revolution; one of Loudoun County’s most prestigious marketing and social media firms. Danielle is a contributing board member of Loudoun County’s First Responders and is involved in countless community programs, non-profits, and volunteer organizations, including being an ambassador for the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce.

Danielle lives in a world of chaos; good chaos – fueled by caffeine, cuss words and most importantly, character. 8 kids, managing a rapidly growing small business, keeping up with the ever-growing to do list of a mom, friend, daughter, business owner, philanthropist, home-owner, friend, farm-hand, wife… well, that’s not easy.

Danielle manages all this patiently and gracefully, all with a passion that seems to make the almost impossible happen. Her philosophy in business and life is to find your remarkable difference and carry it out with authenticity and hard work. “Character before career” is her mantra.

Danielle’s history is rich in love, family and friends. She grew up with a country house and a city house, easily transitioning between the two, carefully woven into the fabric of her family and community. Her parents, married for 55 years, worked hard to provide the good life for the Dube’ family. In her high school years Danielle defined the word fearless..and flawed.

At the age of 16 Danielle dropped out of public school and toured the county with more than 2 dozen of her girlfriends. Traveling coast to coast, all on $800 and a desire to experience life, she managed to see her world as far bigger than her own life and far more diverse than she could have imagined. Coming back she was accepted into a highly accredited Prepatory school and began her venture to make a difference. In her senior year of college, Danielle again had to embrace fearlessness as she was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer. Carrying a load of 28 credits and only 5 months to graduation, she could have moved home; but if you have had the chance to meet Danielle, you know that thought  never even crossed her mind. Studying pre & post three surgeries and then convincing her boyfriend to sit through seminars while she was out, she persevered and had the highest GPA that semester out of all 4 years.

However, it wasn’t until after marrying her first husband (with a one year old and an infant) did she make her toughest decision – to leave him. Danielle began to learn the meaning of true fearlessness and the acceptance of flaws.

As a single mom of 2 under 2 years old and still in post-partum recovery, Danielle decided that she wanted a better life for her and her 2 kids. … Fearless… not flawless

Years later, after building a nice career in Healthcare development and marrying her soulmate they made a tough decision to move away from family, careers and friends to Northern Virginia.

Here is where Danielle decided to start yet another great adventure… Business owner and entrepreneur. Danielle opened a marketing firm – alone – in downtown Leesburg with a dream of putting the potential of other small business owners first….Fearless – not flawless

As a wife of a veteran, Danielle has sacrificed…. Fearless – not flawless

As a human being, Danielle stands up for her beliefs, advocates for those who can’t and lifts up those who need….Fearless – not flawless

Danielle is authentic even when her opinion is not popular…Fearless – not flawless

Since 2015, Danielle’s daughter has planned or attempted to take her own life three times to date. Her daughter, battles from significant depression after years of bullying and trauma. Danielle has become a community advocate for change – Fearless – not flawless

Danielle Renken is remarkably different. She is fearless and flawed – and is proud of that.

 


Tina Corner, LXCouncil Founder

Location: Belmont Country Club 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn

Tina Corner

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017

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With nearly 10 years’ experience developing peer-to-peer councils successfully, Tina sold her Maryland franchise of The Alternative Board (TAB) in 2012.  As the fastest-growing franchise in TAB history, the franchise grew to include nearly 50 Maryland companies in two years and to nearly 80 upon her exit, making her the largest single-owner peer board franchisee in the world.

Tina was recently President at Intellectual Innovations, LLC, where she managed the intellectual property and implemented the executive training of the Noise Reduction SystemTM (NRSTM), which is the proprietary system developed from the book Make the Noise Go Away by Larry G. Linne.  The training program is offered through universities/colleges, associations and partners located nationally and internationally.  Now Intellectual Innovations is a strategic partner with LXCouncil, providing proprietary tools for its members.

Tina has more than 20 years of experience in senior executive positions at companies of all sizes — from start-ups to a multi-billion dollar global telecom organization with P&L responsibility for more than $1.2B and 1,300 employees. Tina draws upon her experience with the booms, busts, and reinvention of the telecom industry to help clients navigate today’s rapidly changing and often unpredictable business environment.

Tina is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development, and also has a B.S. in Marketing and Business Logistics from the University of Missouri.  She is certified in DISC and PIAV behavior assessments as well as a director on various boards. Some of Tina’s accomplishments include the following:

  • Designated one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by the Daily Record
  • Recipient of the Smart CEO Magazine Brava! Award
  • Winner of the CBED Distinguished Business Award, Howard County Economic Development Authority
  • A Top 80 International Leader of 3,000+ Employees, Cable and Wireless, PLC
  • Fastest Growing TAB Franchisee in History
  • One of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Telecom, Phone + Magazine

 

 

 


Francisca Alonso, AV Architects + Builders

Location: Belmont Country Club 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn

THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017

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