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Wednesday May 22, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EDT
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9640 Gudelsky Drive
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Rockville, MD 20850

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Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union  

Successful Women in Business-
A Special SBU Seminar

Learn what it takes to succeed in today's competitive business environment from four women who already have. Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity. Each panelist will share their insights and expertise, and then answer all of your questions.


Marissa Levin; she founded her first company Information Experts, a global strategic communications and education firm, in 1995. She launched her firm with no outside funding after working for a man that capped her worth at $34,000. 18 years later, Information Experts is forecasting $15 million for 2013. Marissa has led her firm through the implosion of the telecom and internet industries, 9/11 terrorist attacks which shut down the DC business region, two recessions, one government shut-down, the collapse of the auto, finance, & housing markets, and two cancer scares, while raising two sons as a hands-on mom.



Jamie Ratner, CEO and founder of CertifiKid .  Jamie created Certifikid after years of being an expert deal finder and writing a successful Washington area blog geared to parents and particularly moms who are looking for a good deal and new things to try locally. The blog had scores of daily readers who trusted Jamie’s advice on local events, restaurants, products, and services. The reason they trusted Jamie is because she is just like them - a working mother of 2 trying to balance it all, provide for her kids, get an occasional evening alone with her husband, and always looking for a good bargain. Jamie believed that there was a local void that CertifiKid could fill for the benefit of her readers and other parents and parents-to-be (ok, and her too).



Elizabeth Thorp is a family travel expert and writer for Huffington Post, Peter Greenberg, National Geographic and Washingtonian. She is also the founder of Poshbrood, a curated catalog of mom-tested, upscale family-friendly properties. She has been navigating public affairs and communications in Washington for 20 years. On Twitter, Elizabeth has over 19,500 followers and has sent over 18,700 tweets. Elizabeth lives in Bethesda with her husband, Almus, and three young daughters Isabelle, Lucy & Penelope.



Melanie Treanor Coburn–Melanie along with her husband Derek founded Cadre which offers successful professionals a new approach to networking. Their primary purpose is to help each other by sharing expertise, exchanging ideas, and connecting one another with remarkable professionals from our respective networks. They foster a spirit of collaboration and camaraderie by developing meaningful new relationships and deepening existing ones. Together they create a powerful synergy, because when professionals of similar caliber and mindset join forces, the whole really is greater than the sum of its parts.



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