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Lynne Bacaj shares insights and info on cannabis and it’s varied uses

By Karen Bate | June 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Lynne Bacaj shares insights and info on cannabis and it’s varied uses

This past Friday evening our Arlington AWE chapter meeting was held at Gossip on 23rd owned by Katherine Glorioso. Our speaker, Lynne Bacaj, who hails from the San Diego area is a cannabis coach, and shared information and resources about the varied uses of cannabis. She counsels clients who are seeking relief for a variety of conditions when mainstream medicine hasn’t helped: post-surgical and other pain, menopausal symptoms, depression and anxiety, she even has four dogs as clients. Bacaj shared examples of clients she works with including one in chronic pain following four back surgeries, one suffering from depression, and one with post-menopausal symptoms. She also shared websites, podcasts, books and other resources for attendees to learn more about the benefits of cannabis and the industry.

Saphira Galoob of The Liaison Group provided an informative update on federal legislation regarding cannabis laws, what’s ahead for Virginia and the DMV, and how this changing landscape offers a wealth of new business opportunities for entrepreneurs. She asked everyone to set aside their preconceived notions and realize that this growing national movement signals a new emphasis on natural plant-based medicine and health in the U.S.

Thank you Grace Abi-Najm Shea and Lebanese Taverna Market who provided delicious food. Sponsor Arrowine provided various white and sparkling wines as well as delicious sushi from AWE member Rosie Gordon’s Sushi-Zen!

If you haven’t been to Gossip, check it out in Crystal City. The shop is moving to the Ballston Quarter this fall!

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Lynne Bacaj shares insights and info on cannabis and it’s varied uses

By Karen Bate | June 18, 2018

This past Friday evening our Arlington AWE chapter meeting was held at Gossip on 23rd owned by Katherine Glorioso. Our speaker, Lynne Bacaj, who hails from the San Diego area is a cannabis coach, and shared information and resources about the varied uses of cannabis. She counsels clients who are seeking relief for a variety of…

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May Meeting with Barbara Carneiro, a Blümen Success

By Evelyn Powers | May 30, 2018

The members of the AWE Arlington Chapter had a terrific meeting last week! Speaker Barbara Carneiro of 4:12 Lab and Word Revolution discussed ways to overcome the many barriers faced by women entrepreneurs, and the power and benefits of mentorship for both mentor and mentee. Thank you to Blümen cafe owner Andira Jabbari for hosting! She and her daughter are awesome women entrepreneurs…

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April meeting at FVC Bank with Mali Phonpadith, Founder of SOAR Community Network

By Evelyn Powers | May 7, 2018

Our Arlington Chapter meeting last night was once again a wonderful gathering of amazing women. It would not have been possible without the support of LaDonna Simon and FVC Bank as our hosts, and Mali Phonpadith, Founder of SOAR Community Network, as our guest speaker and her wonderful talk on the innovative vision mapping process…

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Manisha Tare on the powerful connection between our emotions and our health

By Karen Bate | February 22, 2018

Ahhhh – we all left AWE Arlington’s February meeting feeling refreshed and renewed, thanks to the fantastic presentation (and mini-meditation) by Manisha Tare on managing stress and the powerful connection between our emotions and our health. Thanks also to Brenda Teal, founder of The Teal Center For Therapeutic Bodywork, Ltd., for the fabulous venue and delicious snacks, to Arrowine for the…

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AWE 2018 kicks off at Urban Farmhouse

By Evelyn Powers | February 8, 2018

AWE Arlington kicked off the new year with an awesome event at member Cissy Barnes’ Urban Farmhouse home furnishings boutique. Marissa Levin, entrepreneurship guru, author and Founder & CEO of Successful Cultures, offered her wisdom and tips for achieving our dreams, first and foremost being Know Your Worth! It was wonderful to see so many…

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Our final 2017 meeting at ACFCU

By Evelyn Powers | November 14, 2017

Our final 2017 meeting was a blast, with the usual fantastic networking and introductions by this amazing group of powerful women supporting women! Huge thanks to Karen Rosales, Suzie Cook, Amy Thomas and the rest of the fantastic crew at Arlington Community Federal Credit Union for hosting, and for the delicious buffet by Eco Caters…

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AWE Chapters Launched

AWE Launches Four New Chapters and a Podcast!

By Karen Bate | November 1, 2017

  We were thrilled to celebrate the launch of four new AWE chapters this fall around the DC area, in addition to holding our monthly AWE Arlington meetings in September — thank you Michelle Sagatov for hosting in your gorgeous home and Courtney Reeve Of Aspire! Afterschool for speaking; and in October, thanks to Arlington Independent Media…

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AWE Launches New Chapter in Fairfax

By Karen Bate | September 8, 2017

We could not be more excited to announce the new Fairfax Chapter of AWE, and to welcome the AWEsome Ashley Bernardi, founder of Nardi Media, as chief inspiration officer! AWE Fairfax welcomes women business owners from Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Springfield, Burke and Clifton. And this is just the beginning: We have awesome leaders ready to…

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Jaime Young

Being Awesome in a Male Dominated Workplace

By Karen Bate | June 23, 2017

As so much recent news confirms (Kamala Harris rocks!), gender bias is alive and well in the workplace. At our June AWE meeting, Senior Loan Officer Jaime Young recounted some of the blatant sexism and inappropriate behavior she has encountered in her 20 years in the male dominated mortgage broker industry — and how she…

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AWE members include women business owners and influencers between ages 30 and 65 in a wide variety of industries:

› Restaurant & Retail
› Medical & Veterinary
› Leadership & Entrepreneurship
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› Marketing & PR
› Health & Wellness
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› Design & Tech
› Photography & Crafts

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