Showcasing Women-Owned Businesses in Northern Virginia and Beyond!

Rachel L. Virk, P.C.

Location: Belmont Country Club 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn

Rachel Virk

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 (note date change)

Rachel Virk has been practicing divorce law in Northern Virginia since 1989. She is a Certified Mediator and trained Collaborative Law Practitioner. Rachel has received numerous recognitions, is the author of The Four Ways of Divorce, and speaks on divorce issues.

In 1982 Rachel obtained her BS degree, and in 1985 her MS degree, both from the University of Miami. Rachel obtained her law degree in 1989 from the George Mason University School of Law. Rachel’s law offices are located just off Rt. 7 in Sterling near the Dulles Town Center Mall.

How children are affected by divorce is a topic Rachel is passionate about. She counsels her clients on how best to sit down and WORK IT OUT to create a new two-home family with their X2Bs, or how to stand up and FIGHT IT OUT when necessary to create a New Life Plan if they have to go the old-fashioned litigation route to protect their safety, financial interests, or children.

Rachel and her husband live in Sterling with their two horses, cat, and birds, and are the proud parents of two young works in progress!

rachel@virk-law.com

703.444.3355

www.virk-law.com

 


Jaclyn O’Brien, Founder of FreshEye Innovative Solutions & KeyLyme

Location: River Creek Country Club 43800 Olympic Blvd, Leesburg

Jaclyn OBrien

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018

Visionary. Entrepreneur. Creator. Game Changer. Advocate. FreshEye Guru!

Jaclyn is a game changer who is challenging the status quo to inspire and empower entrepreneurs, businesses, communities and individuals to live their best life possible!

She is not one to walk away from a fight.  Having struggled with a debilitating Lyme disease misdiagnosis, she learned first hand that many medical conditions can be misunderstood, misdiagnosed and mistreated, and that underlying causes like stress, toxic relationships, lack of self-care and a lack of balance are often ignored.  In the midst of her journey, Jaclyn began to lose everything – mentally and physically compromised, she struggled to get through everyday life, but she’s since overcome that adversity and now leads a happy, healthy and productive life… and her mission is to help you do the same. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and finding your balance in life is crucial.

On her road to health and happiness, Jaclyn discovered that we all have the power to make a change and we should not let other people dictate our wants, needs or desires.  Now she is challenging the status quo to inspire and empower YOU to know YOU have the keys to your own life – no one else!

Jaclyn has been blessed to follow her passion in pursuit of entrepreneurship and community outreach through the two companies she’s founded, FreshEye Innovative Solutions and KeyLyme.

With Corporate experience at Ernst & Young, as well as hands-on experience running a business and managing a high-end winery, she launched FreshEye Innovative Solutions in 2014 to work with entrepreneurs and businesses to find balance with their books, business and life!

While simultaneously managing FreshEye, in 2016, Jaclyn founded KeyLyme and created a natural repellent and other natural products to use as a vehicle to raise Lyme disease awareness and provide resources for our community.  Having been selected as a finalist in the Loudoun Chamber Small Business Awards, one of Alimond Photography’s Loudoun 100 and in the Community Foundation’s: Faces of Loudoun Campaign she continues to bring more awareness for Lyme disease.

She is heavily involved in the Lyme community as a leader for the Loudoun County NatCapLyme chapter, a member of the Loudoun Lyme Commission, and leads two Lyme support groups through NatCapLyme and the Community Church. She also co-organizes the Loudoun Lyme 5k/10k/1k Race and founded the Hope for Lyme Music Fest with all proceeds benefiting NatCapLyme.

 


Mary Polsley Williams, The Alternative Board Northern VA

Location: Belmont Country Club 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn

Mary Polsley Williams

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018

Mary Polsley Williams is the owner of The Alternative Board® in Northern VA.

Our mission is to help provide creative solutions to privately held businesses in the areas of sales, sales management, marketing, strategic planning, finance/budget management, business management and reengineering, product management, project planning and other management challenges. We help business owners and executives meet their business and personal goals through peer-board interaction, strategic planning, and executive coaching.

Prior to The Alternative Board® Mary was the CEO of Strategic Resources Alliance (SRA), a consulting services company. SRA services included strategic selling, sales forecasting, business process reengineering, business and strategic plan development, project planning and budget management.

Before owning her own business, Mary spent 35 years in senior level positions in the financial services industry .  During that time she garnered experience and expertise in sales, strategic planning, finance, product management, compliance management, operations, contract negotiations, and government relations.  Mary developed and implemented the strategic plan for a $1.5 billion loan portfolio that generated over $50 million net profit for the bank in under 8 months, in a capital markets transaction.  Mary also spent several years as a Senior Education Lobbyist on Capitol Hill.

Mary is a graduate of the Consumer Bankers Association Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at McIntire School of Commerce University of Virginia and the Columbus Business University.