Kristina Bouweiri is President and CEO of Reston Limousine, Washington DC’s premier chauffeured transportation provider and the 10th largest fleet operator nationwide. Starting with only five vehicles in 1990, Bouweiri diversified the business and grew it to a $26 million company today with more than 200 vehicles. As a woman in an industry traditionally dominated by male executives, Bouweiri has been committed to supporting women entrepreneurs over the years and is the founder of the monthly networking luncheon Sterling Women and co-founder of the annual Virginia Women’s Business Conference.
LGW is excited to recognize the efforts of our Signature Program Class of 2016 (Sweet ’16) in helping to raise awareness of important community institutions and in supporting their missions. Over the past 6 months, Sweet ’16 has come together to raise over $40,000 to support multiple community-focused nonprofits.
Yesterday, the LGW Signature Program Class of 2017 gathered at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy for Public Safety Day – our look into some of the challenges and opportunities faced by law enforcement working to ensure safety and the rule of law in the region.
Margarita Rozenfeld (’10) is the CEO of Incite International, an award-winning leadership and organizational development company providing consulting, strategic planning, facilitation and training services to clients such as Pew Charitable Trusts, Melwood, Quality Trust, Washington Humane Society, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Federal Transit Administration, and the World Bank.
Julie Kantor (’00) is an ‘all-in’ roll-up your sleeves leader & social impact entrepreneur. Whether in a boardroom with executives or working with collaborative teams, Julie instills excitement, inspires commitment, & demonstrates an unwavering drive to succeed. Her newest venture and 5th start-up Twomentor, LLC builds on her 24 years in workforce development & building social impact movements.
LGW members gathered for an early Valentine's Day celebration at our first Paint Night, where we found a new way to connect, create, and enjoy the company of other leaders. Following step-by-step instructions, participants embraced their creativity and anticipated the spring by painting cherry blossom trees.
It is no easy task for a college-bound high school student to decide on how their personal path will lead to a fulfilling career. To that end, LGW members came together at Archbishop Carroll High School (ACHS) for ‘Career Conversations,’ our latest Community Service Day presented by IBM. Volunteers kicked off the morning with an overview of the school and its mission presented by Beth Blaufuss (’15), President & CEO at ACHS, and were later prepped by ACHS staff on how to best maximize our time with their students.
This week, Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG) presented Session VI of the Thought Leadership Series on housing affordability in the region entitled, ‘Housing Affordability with a New Administration.’
For leaders everywhere, but especially in this region, mentoring is a crucial vehicle through which seasoned and rising professionals move forward. Through mentoring, individuals across all sectors and industries find ways to share valuable insight, advance in the workplace, and give back to the community.
Michael Frohm (’14) is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Goodwill of Greater Washington (GGW), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on workforce development. Its mission is to transform lives and communities through the power of education and employment.