Women’s Initiatives Network

The Women's Initiatives Network (WIN) at Hirschler Fleischer was created to provide a forum for attorneys, women professionals, business executives and community leaders to exchange ideas, in addition to promoting the development and success of women both at the firm and as leaders in the community.

Past Events

The Hirschler Fleischer Women's Initiatives Network has presented the following forums:

Great Expectations: Empowering Foster Youth Through Higher Education

Co-sponsored event with the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, presented by Anne Holton, Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Background, Stories and Excerpts from First House: Two Centuries with Virginia's First Families

Presented by First Lady Maureen McDonnell, and author and Virginia historian Mary Miley Theobald

Impactful Communications: How to Deliver Fresh, Memorable Presentations

Presented by Katherine Wintsch, Vice President/Group Planning Director at the Martin Agency and Adjunct Professor at the VCU Brand Center

Information Overload: Drowning in Information, Thirsting for Knowledge?

Presented by Caryn Foster Durham, Senior Vice President, Charles Ryan Associates

Energizing our Communities:  Building a More Prosperous Nation through Participation

Featured Gail Letts, Regional President & CEO, SunTrust Bank
Discussing:  "Better Together: Restoring the American Community "

Beyond Solutions: The Road to Re-imagination

Kim Vanderland, Director of Corporate Real Estate, Capital One Services, Inc.
Anna Barker, Relationship Manager Corporate Real Estate, Capital One Services, Inc.
Raymond Straus, Strategist/Accelerator-in-Chef, 93 Octane
Michael Joyce, Professor (retired), University of Mary Washington

Working It: How Successful Entrepreneurs Get It Done

Libby Brown, Co-Founder, This End Up Furniture Company, Fowl Cay Resort and author of Making Waves
Linda Nash, Founder, PartnerMD, Chesterbrook Academy and The Compass Schools Modern

Media: Getting to Newsworthy in a Fully Connected World

Casey Kelly, Anchor, WWBT Channel 12 News
Roberta Oster Sachs, Associate Dean for External Relations, University of Richmond School of Law
Paula Squires, Managing Editor, Virginia Business Magazine 

Entrepreneurial Philanthropy, Meeting the Community Service Challenge

Featured Doris Buffett

The Value of Civic Involvement: Empowering Women in Community and Business

The Honorable Viola O. Baskerville, Secretary of Administration for the Commonwealth of Virginia
Delegate Jennifer McClellan, D-Virginia, 71st District
Delegate Katherine Waddell, I-Virginia, 68th District
Mr. Sean O'Brien, Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership

A Conversation on Leadership

Led by Eva S. Hardy, Senior Vice President, Dominion Resources

A Conversation on Blink by Malcolm Gladwell (with Tea and Networking)

Led by Marge M. Connelly

WIN Members