EWX Workshop: Getting Smarter About Money Management
01.22.15 // 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. // @ Art Works
320 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23224 MAP
Sustaining working capital while managing cash flow is often a challenge for many businesses. This workshop will walk you through the integration of cash flow into operations, investment and financial activities, and provide strategies for sound cash flow management throughout your operations.


  • Better understanding of cash flow management
  • Information and strategies to help better control finances and cash flow in your business


Real Conversations: Women Driving Change

03.12.15 // 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. // @ Reynolds Community College (Workforce Training Center)
1701 E. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228 MAP

Join us for this special collaboration between EWX and HYPE Women as we hear bold RVA women share how they've been disrupting the status quo and making a noticeable difference. Stay tuned for a list of awesome speakers. 

Click here to download a full calendar of upcoming events for 2015.


Don't try this at home! When it's time to hire a marketing agency.
02.10.15 // 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. // @Willow Oaks Country Club
6228 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225MAP

Have you ever wondered whether you could get better marketing results by hiring a marketing agency? How do you know when it’s time to stop doing it yourself and hire an experienced marketing firm? Getting customers is one of the biggest challenges facing small businesses on a daily basis, and an effective marketing strategy is key to customer acquisition and business growth, but can often be put on the back burner by a busy entrepreneur. 

Presented in partnership with NAWBO


Check out our sizzle reel put together by Ridgeway Creative.



EWX Social at Kitchen on Cary 

12.4.14 // 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. // @ Kitchen on Cary
1331 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219 MAP

 Join us for an evening of socializing with your Extraordinary Women's Exchange friends.


Ladies Choice: Your Most Taboo Work Topic Explored

11.14.14 // 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. // @ Art Works
320 Hull St., Richmond, VA 23225 MAP

Join in the conversation as we discuss how to handle the many awkward and uncomfortable situations we all face in the workplace.
Facilitated by Melissa Laughon, Owner, Catch Your Limit Consulting


Real Conversations: "Empower the Leader in You" 
10.23.14 // 
3:30 - 6:15 p.m. // @ The Torque Club at RIR 
602 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23222 

Leading is about more than just your job title. Developing true leadership skills is important for women at every organization size and level. 

"Empower the Leader in You" will feature three extraordinary RVA women who are leaders in their industries and are a positive influence with or without their titles. They will inspire you - no matter what your career stage - to grow your leadership potential.
Featured Guests:
Christy Coleman - Co-CEO, American Civil War Center/Historic Tredegar
As Co-CEO of the American Civil War Museum, Christy co-runs a new museum that combines the Center at Tredegar with the Museum of the Confederacy. She previously was president and CEO of the nation’s largest African American museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum in Detroit, MI. She has lectured extensively and consulted with some of the country’s leading museums, written a number of scholarly and public history articles, and is an award winning screenwriter for educational television. Christy began her career as a living history interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, where she eventually became director of historic programs.

Lisa Patten - Executive Director, Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House, Bon Secours, St. Mary's Hospital
Lisa came to Bon Secours from the American Heart Association (AHA), where she most recently served as the senior director of development of the Richmond Heart Ball and Go Red For Women campaigns. Additionally, Lisa managed two executive leadership boards and volunteer sub-committees for both the Heart Ball and Go Red For Women. Prior to her employment with AHA, Lisa worked in the hospitality industry, first as an event planner, then in hotel management and sales. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication from St. Bonaventure University, where she was also captain of the women’s division I soccer team.
Lisa Pumphrey - CEO, Co-Founder, Lickinghole Creek Brewery
Lisa has a degree in wildlife conservation from the University of Montana and studied law at the Vermont Law School and the University of Richmond School of Law. Lisa also has several years of experience as a managing member of a recording company, where she managed musicians, events and promotions. Her legal background and experience with county level zoning and ordinance changes have proved instrumental in the drafting and lobbying of farm brewery legislation at the state level. She also is the proud mother of three children. 

Program followed by wine time, which is included with admission.



Fighting Fair: Engaging in Healthy Work Conflict // 09.17.14
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. // @ Art Works, 320 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23224 MAP
Guest Speaker: Colleen Nichols, M.Ed. - Employee Assistance Professional and lifestyle blogger.

Join us to learn how to determine the sweet spot of dealing with conflict without seeming like a "b-word or a pushover." You will leave with a better understanding of:
-The different types of conflict styles
-The best use of each style
-The pros and cons of each
Ultimately even the self-proclaimed "conflict avoiders" will feel more confident about dealing with in (and out of!) the workplace

Real Conversations: Inspiring, Impacting and Leading RVA | 06.26.14  
3:30 - 6:00 p.m. | @University of Richmond, Jepson Alumni Center 
101 College Rd, Richmond, VA 23229

In this continuation of EWX’s 2014 leadership series, we will explore the limitless potential of leadership through the responsibility we have to one another in our communities. We are excited to share this powerful message of inspiring, impacting and leading RVA with the extraordinary women and girls who live, study, work and serve here. 

 Couch Talk Speakers:

Marti Beller, CEO/Co-Founder, PlanG
Like many women, you donate to lots of causes you care about. By putting all your giving in one place, PlanG provides an easy way to give back, see your impact and inspire others. That was the vision Marti Beller had when she launched PlanG in July 2012. Through its network of more than one million nonprofits, PlanG connects individuals, organizations and businesses to philanthropy like never before.

Patience Salgado, seasoned kindness worker and community organizer 
Patience Salgado believes that everything changes when we allow kindness to lead us across divisions of race, culture, class and creed. After years of doing small acts of kindness here and there, she began her KindnessGirl blog in 2007 to capture what she calls her “guerrilla goodness mission.” Then things just kind of blew the heck up from there. Thousands of folks have been part of spreading kindness all over the world. Her national kindness campaigns have been featured in O Magazine and on the Huffington Post and have inspired thoughts to embrace a new kind of togetherness.

Sonali Shetty, CEO & Managing Director, Hodges Digital
Sonali Shetty is passionate about helping more young women pursue careers in technology. A technologist herself, with a Master's degree in Engineering, Sonali is the co-founder and CEO of Hodges Digital. She volunteers with RichTech's Women in technology forum and spearheaded the creation of Techsters - the annual girls in technology camp. She firmly believes in transforming young women from consumers to creators of Technology. Additionally, she helps conceptualize and plan Women, ETC - the annual conference for Women in Technology. In her day job, Sonali helps companies meet their strategic and operational imperatives through elegant digital solutions. 



RESCHEDULED: Squirrels FUNN Lunch | 05.23.14 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
@The Diamond 3001 N. Boulevard, Richmond VA 23230 MAP

Come join us for a casual lunch at the ballpark as we hear from Dr. Maria Clark Fleshood about "Taking the Lead & Stressing Less." Reduce the adverse effects that stress has on you and your relationships both professionally and personally. In this interactive session, Dr. Fleshood will share practical insights and strategies to manage stress on a day to day basis. A ticket to that evening's game will be included with your registration.


Extraordinary Women's Exchange Social | 05.15.14 | 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
@Uptown Alley 6101 Brad McNeer Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23112 MAP

Come join us for an evening of socializing with your Extraordinary Women's Exchange friends. This gathering will include light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.**


Real Conversations: CEO's Best Leadership Advice | 03.27.14 | 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
@Hilton Short Pump 12042 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23233 MAP

It's easy to recognize a successful woman, especially a woman at the very top of an organization. It’s not so easy to understand what it took for her to get there. But, that is precisely what every aspiring woman wants to know!

In addition to hearing these women’s advice, insights and real stories, you will also have the opportunity to engage in lively table talk discussions and ask our CEOs questions! Facilitated by Mary Foley. 

Gail Johnson
President & CEO
Rainbow Station, Inc. &


 Rita McClenny
President & CEO
Virginia Tourism Corporation
 Sarah Paxton


EWX Social 
| 02.19.14 | 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. @ Aura Spa & Salon  
Located inside the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump

There will be light hors d'oeuvres featuring Shula's "health menu", mini spa services featuring eye brightening, hand massages, polish change and more, wine, champagne, sparking water and a delightful goodie bag to take with you at the end of the evening.


EWX Lunchtime Workshop: Get Ready for Your Best Year Ever | 01.16.14
@Artworks 320 Hull Street, Richmond VA 23224

 Anne Gilson - HR Executive Consultant at AMEG Consulting :: bio

Simple and powerful techniques for goal setting, planning, and ensuring success. 
Where am I going, why and how will I get there? What's my role? What do I need to do to be successful? Have you ever asked yourself these questions? This interactive program will whet the appetite for Mindful Leadership and participants will walk away with clear, actionable steps to begin their 2014 journey for The Best Year Ever!   


Muster Your Mojo... Market Your Value

Every successful, extraordinary woman must answer this question: 
How do I promote my skills and capabilities without feeling selfish, foolish or irritating? At the next Extraordinary Women's Exchange "Real Conversations" event, we'll hear how four mojo-filled RVA women have answered this question and made it work.

This event is perfect for women who want to

  • Develop their teams leadership skill
  • Increase sales and business development opportunities
  • More powerfully contribute to organizational results
  • Advance their careers by showing how they add value


Couch Talk Participants:

 Tanya Cummings
Momentum Resources

 Susan Greenbaum


Pat Jones
Vice President and
General Manager

Kings Dominion

Tara Matthews
Deloitte and Touche LLP

Facilitated by Mary Foley of Bodacious Ventures




EWX Real Conversations

EWX Social at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

Join us for an evening of socializing with your Extraordinary Women's Exchange friends.
This gathering will feature a sampling of tasty tidbits and a cash bar.


 "Real Conversations" Happy, Healthy and Whole.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 2:00 - 5:30 PM
The Westin Hotel

Tara Dall, MD :: Joyce Keeling, MD :: Jeffrey Sicat, MD


"Real Conversations" Career Fulfillment without Losing Yourself
featuring Katherine Wintsch, founder of the Mom Complex.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Omni Richmond Hotel

Creating a career you love while also feeling good about being a wife, mom, daughter, friend, volunteer and more is a major challenge. And, just like “One Size Fits All” is SO NOT TRUE, one strategy doesn’t fit every woman’s professional or personal needs.

Join your fellow extraordinary women for an interactive afternoon led by RVA’s very own Katherine Wintsch, sr. vice president and group planning director at The Martin Agency. 

Katherine is the founder of the Mom Complex and was recently recognized a...s one of the 30 Most Powerful Women in Advertising by Business Insider. She'll share the most recent findings about the challenges of today’s busy career woman and lead group discussions to help discover new ideas and tactics to apply to your busy life.

Check out Katherine Wintsch's inspiring "Unmasking Motherhood" talk, which she delivered at the TEDxRVA conference on March 22.




"Real Conversations"
Thursday, October 4, 2012 3:30 - 6:00 PM
 Repertory Theatre at Willow Lawn
(formerly the Barksdale Theatre)

Our Couch Talk guests include (cw from top left):

Julia Battaglini – owner, Secco Wine Bar
Larkin Garbee – entrepreneur and founder of 804RVA
Laurie Blakey – co-founder of Pearl's Cupcake Shoppe
Stacy Hawkins Adamsaward winning author, Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist and professor

...with lively facilitation by Mary Foley of Bodacious! Ventures.

Join us on Thursday for our most popular EWX event, featuring an informal, candid "Couch Talk" chat among four extraordinary local women, followed by a wine reception and tasty treats provided by Relay Foods and The Green Kitchen. What's not to like?



EWX is made possible by

Series Sponsors

Patron Sponsors

EWX Workshop Host
Art Works

If you are interested in partnering with EWX as a speaker or a sponsor, or would simply like to learn more about the program, please contact Stephanie Phillips, (804) 783-9350.

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