EWX Workshop: "Strategies & Technology for Personal Productivity"
09.17.15 // 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. // @ Art Works
320 Hull St, Richmond, VA 23224 MAP

1. You’ll know how a virtual dashboard of to-do’s keeps you in control
2. You’ll identify which apps can make your work flow more smoothly
3. You’ll learn simple tricks that increase your output and decrease procrastination 

You'll be provided an array of dietitian-picked, healthy snacks and coffee as food for thought from Relay Foods: Richmond's own local & sustainable grocery market.  Please feel free to contact Ann Lokuta at Ann.Lokuta@relayfoods.com if you have any allergies, dietary restrictions, or general questions about Relay Foods individual and B2B services. 

About our speaker:
Casey Moore helps busy professionals regain control of their work and lives. Through coaching, workshops, conference sessions and her book, Stop Organizing, Start Producing, she empowers CEOs, executives, sales people, and others to more effectively apply their time, tasks, talents, and teams to achieve greater productivity and/or richer quality of life. 

Casey is uniquely qualified to serve her clients. She’s been a professional speaker and trainer for over twenty-five years and was one of the first Certified Professional Organizers in the world. She’s an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation, as well as a Professional Certified Organizer Coach. She’s recognized by her peers as an accountability specialist and a leader in the productivity industry. Her motto and her hope for everyone: Spend your time on what matters.

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EWX Real Conversations: Extraordinary Health, Extraordinary Self!
06.25.15 // 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. // @ Four Points by Sheraton
9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235 MAP

From left to right: Dr. Jeffrey Sicat, Cheri Harrell Anthony, Ph.D. and Dr. Christine Browning.

Summer is here and this is when we all look to enjoy everything we can and feel good while doing it. The Extraordinary Women's Exchange and Bon Secours are co-hosting a Real Conversations event entitled "Extraordinary Health, Extraordinary Self" on Thursday, June 25, 2015, 3:30 - 6:00 pm at Four Points by Sheraton. 

This informative talk features Dr. Jeffrey Sicat (back by popular demand), Dr. Christine Browning and Cheri Harrell Anthony, Ph.D. who will share their insights on women's health and wellness. Please join us for this timely discussion.

About our speakers:
Jeffrey Sicat, MD, FACE
Board Certified in Bariatric Medicine & Medical Weight Loss Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism& Internal Medicine
Dr. Jeffrey Sicat is a physician with Virginia Weight and Wellness, a unique, concierge style medical practice in Richmond, Virginia specializing in weight loss medicine to improve health, and to prevent and treat weight related medical conditions such as diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, infertility, and fatigue. At Virginia Weight and Wellness, Dr. Sicat fully appreciates the many complicated factors contributing to weight gain and recognizes the impact of weight on one's overall health and well-being, and he works with you to come up with an effective, individualized plan to help you achieve successful, long term weight loss.

Christine M. Browning, MD
Dr. Christine Browning is a cardiologist in Richmond, Virginia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital. She received her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 14 years. She is one of 41 doctors at Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center and one of 36 at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Browning is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, nuclear cardiology, cardiovascular CT angiography, vascular imaging interpretation, and echocardiography. She currently practices preventive and general cardiology including echocardiography, nuclear medicine, diagnostic cardiac catheterization and vascular medicine. Dr. Browning is actively involved in community education and is a medical spokesperson for the American Heart Association and the Go Red!movement supporting the cardiac needs of women.

Cheri Harrell Anthony, Ph.D.
Cheri Harrell Anthony is an experienced trainer and educator in the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at Bon Secours Richmond.  A Licensed Professional Counselor for 11 years, she focuses on delivering the highest quality mental health wellness services to Bon Secours employees. Anthony has been in the field of EAP for 9 years and is the current President of the Employee Assistance Program Association’s VA chapter.  In her work of helping others maximize their individual emotional wellness potential, Dr. Anthony leads expert trainings on mental health wellness topics such as stress management; work life integration; compassion and empathy in the work place; emotional eating; and coping and dealing with change.  Two years ago, Anthony and her EAP and Wellness team began a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute to offer employees an evidenced-based stress reduction program, Stress Free Now, which teaches mindfulness and meditation techniques.

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EWX Workshop: Five Ways to Hit Your Personal Brand Out of the Park!
04.24.15 // 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. // @ the Diamond
3001 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230 MAP

Join us for the EWX workshop "Five Ways to Hit Your Personal Brand Out of the Park," led by Joan Bowling of Joan Bowling Presents. Your personal brand is the business card that you take with you wherever you go. This entertaining and informative session will help you identify five ways to develop your personal brand. Your registration includes 1 ticket to the game on that day, T-shirt to the 1st 1,000 fans through the gate, live band and drink specials beginning at 5:30 p.m.


Real Conversations: Women Driving Change

03.12.15 // 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. // @ Reynolds Community College (Workforce Training Center)
1651 E. Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228 MAP

From left to right: Monica Callahan, Jane Ferarra and Kelli Lemon

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. 

About our speakers: 
Monica Callahan
Monica is Community Engagement Director for Richmond 2015, the non-profit corporation responsible for the organization, management and promotion of the 2015 UCI Road World Cycling Championships. She has more than 12 years experience in public relations, community affairs, event management and communications. She has planned and executed award winning community programs and has served as on-air talent and producer for a community television segment. As Public Relations Manager with Comcast, Monica worked with non-profit, government and community organizations to highlight good corporate citizenry in Metro Richmond. While there, she created Feria de la Oportunidad, a jobs and resource fair targeted to the Hispanic community.

Jane Ferarra 
Jane is the Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Department of Economic and Community Development for the City of Richmond, which means she is the chief advisor to the Mayor on all things related to city-owned properties. In this role she recommends and implements strategies designed to preserve, enhance and unlock value potential of a diverse array of real estate assets through acquisition, disposition, and adaptive re-use and redevelopment. Jane has negotiated numerous complex real estate transactions to include leases, purchases, dispositions, condemnations and property rights acquisitions. 

Kelli Lemon
A self-proclaimed “social entrepreneur,” Kelli is passionate about creating opportunities for people to interact, whether through food, sports, education or the arts. She is the Business Manager at Mama J’s restaurant in Jackson Ward, where she works daily to ensure that Mama J’s is considered to be one of the top restaurants in town. From 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, Kelli (aka “Kels”) hosts the "Saturday Night House Party" on 99.3/105.7 Kiss FM with DJ Drake. You also can hear her during "Sunday School” on iPower 92.1 with the Heavy Hitter DJ Lonnie B. She is a regular host of “RVA Grooves,” an arts and culture reality based TV show, and has created a new podcast, “Coffee with Strangers.” 



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 a unique, relevant and extraordinary women-focused series for every woman in the Greater Richmond Region. Chamber members receive a discount.

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