Showcasing Women-Owned Businesses in Northern Virginia and Beyond!

Paola Moya, Marshall Moya Design

Location: Belmont Country Club 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn

Paola Moya

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017

Paola Moya is the Chief Executive Officer and Principal at Marshall Moya Design. She manages the firm’s executive responsibilities, along with being actively involved in the design, development, and completion of each project. The firm’s successful expansion into new architectural markets, in the DC Metropolitan area and beyond, has been the result of her tenacious leadership and creative vision. Additionally, the firm’s growth and elevated profile has been a direct result of the strategic plan she designed and executed since taking the helm as CEO in 2010. Her creativity and passion for different areas of design has awarded the company not only projects in the architecture field, but also in graphic design, product design and public art design.

Paola was named to the Washington Business Journal “Power 100” Playmakers list for 2016.  Washington Business Journal also selected her as a 2015 “40 Under 40” and 2014 “Minority Business Leader of the Year”. She was also named “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by both the DC and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She serves on a number of boards, including DCBIA, Montgomery Housing Partnership and ULI. Her work has been recognized with international, national, and local design excellence awards from: The American Institute of Architects (National and DC Chapters), The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association, Graphic Design USA, International Design Awards (IDA), and Built by Women (Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation).  Paola is an active speaker for local and national AIA chapters, the Urban Land Institute and the National Building Museum.

Paola holds a Masters degree in Architecture with a Real Estate Development Concentration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from The Catholic University of America. She also holds a Finance Certification from the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Education program.

 


Terri Stagi, The Stagi Group

Location: Belmont Country Club 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn

Terri Stagi

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Terri Stagi, as a member of the HomeAid No. VA Board, was asked to find a way to involve the women in the building industry with the homeless cause.  After meeting with many shelters, it was discovered that there was a severe lack of clothing for their residents. Along with Fiona Hughes and Leslie Strittmatter, Terri founded WGB in 2007 and serves as President. Having
started in a closet, it is extremely satisfying to see plans for the expansion take shape. At the same time, it is extremely sad that it’s needed.

Terri owns The Stagi Group advertising agency and works with many clients to provide web, digital, strategy, print, signage, and more.

A graduate of Ohio University, Terri holds a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising. She lives in Great Falls with her husband and has two grown children.

 


Shelly Young, Our Love Rising

Location: Belmont Country Club 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn

Shelly Young

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017

After running two businesses in the special events industry, Shelly’s work has become writing and telling stories about life’s beautiful, loving truths and some of life’s brutal trials and guiding young people and women on The Path of Devotion. She is devoted to love, her family and service to her community.

Living straight from her heart, she has the kind of spirituality that helps others connect to their own story, their own courage, their own devotion and their own impact when they embrace life in all its juice, grit and truth.

Shelly is mother to three fascinating souls, author of Craving Love, entrepreneur, philanthropist and graceful advocate for families on the path of recovery from addiction.

Real, Inspirational, Motivational, Enchanting, Heart Strong conversations and topics for keynotes, workshops & assemblies.

 shelly@ourloverising.com

703-851-0758

www.ourloverising.com

 


Becky Sheetz, Speaker, Trainer, Martial Arts Master

Location: Belmont Country Club 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn

THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018

Becky is a business trainer and speaker, martial arts master and author. She’s an engaging speaker for corporations and women’s business groups, and her half and full day trainings have been highly regarded for transforming the way women approach and live out their careers.

An expert on Sun Tzu’s strategy, she speaks to groups of men and women. Her clients have included Delta Airlines, Oscar Mayer, Engility Corporation, The International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services (I-Women), Women’s Council or Realtors, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), Missouri Women’s Council, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance, American Health Care Association, US Naval Academy Alumni Association, Women’s Business Center of North Carolina (partnership with the SBA) and many more.

Becky is the author of Sun Tzu for Women: The Art of War for Winning in Business, and The Art of War for Small Business: Defeat the Competition and Dominate the Market with the Masterful Strategies of Sun Tzu, which has been translated into Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Arabic. She’s  the author of the Barcharts’ widely circulated Business 101: The Art of War, and a contributor to the 2016 Women and Asian Martial Traditions, a publication of the Journal of Asian Martial Arts. Her most recent work was The Tiger & The Dragon: A Business Parable with Mark McNeilly.

Grand Master in jujitsu, Becky teaches in Northern Virginia at Prestige Sport Martial Arts. Becky has put Sun Tzu into practice throughout her martial arts career by overcoming larger and stronger adversaries with superior strategy and execution.