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The WNG is a networking organization of professionals dedicated to helping our WNG Members advance their business objectives by convening networking events and educational forums. Diversity is our strength. We organize our activities across our Women's Leadership Forum and five Roundtables: International, CommunicationsGovernment, Technology and Entrepreneur. Membership is by application: Apply online

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New & Renewing WNG Members

We welcome the following WNG Members!

• Danielle Iverson - American Apparel & Footwear Assn
    Manager Government Relations (new)
• Taylor Brooks - Citibank
    Vice President, Private Client Relationships
• Lou Kerestesy - GovInnovators, LLC
    Owner (new)
• Samuel Ledger - Technology Manager
• Christian Sabardine - Aerospace Transactions International
    President (new)
• Juliet Okafor - TruShield - Global Director
    of Business Development & Marketing (new)
• William Dwyer - Government Relations
    Manager (new)
• Julie Jakopic - iLead Strategies
    President/CEO (new)
James Stockmal - Suntiva
    Senior Executive Coach
• Matthew Aiken - TurnKey Housing Solutions
    Vice President
• Leslie Rose - Chemonics International
    Communications Advisor (new)
• Abigail Wurf - Abigail Wurf Coaching, LLC
    Owner/Principal Coach (new)
• Silvia Dumitrescu - WNG Women's Leadership Forum 
    Chair (WNG Board Member)
• Laura Paredes - ExxonMobil
    Communications, Public & Government Affairs (new)
• Nnake Nweke - Federal Communications Commission
    Branch Chief (Chair, WNG Technology Roundtable)
• Catherine De Peuter
    Consultant (new)
• Larry Miller - BioInformatics, LLC
    Executive Director (new)
• Dana Theus - InPower Consulting LLC
    President & CEO
• Anne Vinson - School Choice International
    Client Services and Research Associate (new)
• Jennifer Graham - RedPeg Marketing
    Director of Business Development (new)
• Cathy Mattax - FINRA (former)
    Business Executive (new)
• Julie Kantor - STEMconnector & Million Women Mentors
    Chief Partnership Officer (new)
• Thomas Pfeifer - Consistent Voice Communications, LLC
• Dilafruz Khaydarova - Eurasia Foundation
    Program Manager (new)
• Jean Rosen - Innovative Management Associates, Inc
   CEO (new)
• Priscilla Enner - ESC, Inc
   Senior Analyst (new)
• Stacey Loflin - Self Storage Association
    Vice President, Membership & Marketing (new)
• Phillip Quatrini - Rimon, PC
    Partner (new)
• Liz Wainger - Wainger Group 
    President (new)
• Pratish Shere - Keller Williams Realty 
    Real Estate Sales Adviser
• Christine Hoch - CHADD, Inc
    Director of Development (new)
• Tomas Hart - Embassy of the Czech Republic
    Commercial Counselor (new)

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WNG Job Announcements

See our WNG Job Announcements site - Highlights include:

 Associate Technical Consultants with XML & Java
    Blackstone Technology Group
 Investigative Reporter
    The American Media Institute
 Government Relations Coordinator
    National Cannabis Industry Association
Network Manager
    Social Progress Imperative
 Assistant Director, Congressional and Media Outreach
    The National Bureau of Asian Research
 Director, Executive Communications
    National Association of REALTORS
 Business Development Manager
    Avionics Division of Aerospace and Defense Contractor
 Media Relations Director
    Foundation for Government Accountability

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Upcoming WNG Events

 Sep 18 - Success for the Seasoned Search... Overqualified?
 Sep 24 - Chairman's Forum: The Fundamentals of Efficiency
 Oct 02 - WNG Autumn Networking Reception
 Oct 08 - 4 Mistakes that Will Cause Your Business to Fail
 Oct 21 - Cybersecurity for Small Business

Success for the Seasoned Search...
The Benefit of Being Overqualified

WNG Career Development Forum

Thursday, September 18, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Arlington Economic Development
Arlington (Ballston), Virginia

Please join the Washington Network Group when we convene our new WNG Career Development Roundtable, with Abby Kohut, President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and the author of Absolutely Abby's 101 Job Search Secrets. Abby will share with us search strategies for the seasoned job seeker.

Abby Kohut, who is known on the web as Absolutely Abby, has worked as Senior Director of Recruiting for Kaplan, Interim Director of Recruiting for Continuum Health Partners, and Manager of Global Recruiting for Alpharma. Her website AbsolutelyAbby.com, which was selected as one of the "Top 100 Websites for Your Career" by Forbes in 2013, teaches candidates secrets about the job search process that other recruiters won't reveal. Abby has provided job search tips on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, LinkedIn, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes. Abby was selected as one of "The Monster 11 for 2011: Career Experts Who Can Help Your Job Search" and is one of the "Top 100 Influential People Online" according to Fast Company Magazine. In 2014, CEOWORLD Magazine rated Abby one of the Top 25 Women for your Job Search. Since 2010, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers and is currently traveling the USA on a nationwide tour to accomplish that goal.

We look forward to seeing you on September 18!

The Fundamentals of Efficiency

WNG Chairman's Forum

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Carr Workplaces CBD
Washington, D.C.

Please join the Washington Network Group when we convene our new WNG Chairman's Forum, with Gerhard Schwandt, Efficiency Expert-Plus and Senior Partner of Management Partners International, Inc, who will lead an interactive presentation on the topic of the Fundamentals of Efficiency.

The success of any business or organization is based on the Foundation upon which it is built. The Foundation is made up of certain Fundamentals. Knowledge of these Fundamentals and their use and application is what this presentation is all about. The Fundamentals of Efficiency apply whether you are a start-up, want to reach the next level, want to stabilize, are struggling or want to help someone else. In this highly interactive presentation, Gerhard will help participants discover how these Fundamentals effect their organization or business, and how to gain a better understanding and use of these Fundamentals in an ever-changing world.

We look forward to seeing you on September 24!

WNG Autumn NetwOrking ReceptiOn

Washington Network Group

Thursday - October 2, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lima Restaurant & Lounge
Washington, D.C.

Please join the Washington Network Group (WNG) when we convene our next shameless networking Reception. This reception is convened across all five WNG Roundtables: International, Government, Communications, Entrepreneur and Technology, including our Women's Leadership Forum. The event presents a networking and marketing opportunity for both professionals and companies to increase awareness of their products and services. Business attire. Cash bar. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Non-members welcome. Come join us!

We look forward to seeing you on October 2!

The Four Major Mistakes
that will cause
Your Small Business to Fail!

WNG Entrepreneur Roundtable

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Venue TBA
Greater Washington DC Region

Please join the Washington Network Group when we convene our next WNG Entrepreneur Roundtable with Ebong Eka, author of the Amazon Bestseller - Start Me Up! The No Business Plan, Business Plan.

According to the SBA, a majority of small businesses fail within five years of inception. Ebong will discuss with us the Four Major Pitfalls that small businesses face and what you can do to mitigate the risk for failure.

We look forward to seeing you on October 8!

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