A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER
I am happy to say that our DC membership ranks continue to grow. What's more, nearly all of our founding members have decided to continue their membership for another year. While the growth of our membership is helping us build a larger engaged community of leading professionals, we are at the point where we are reaching capacity. As such, we have decided to limit the number of new members and will soon establish a wait list for membership. We are doing al of this to ensure that we keep the CLICKED experience an intimate one for all of you who have decided to invest in this community.
I hope you enjoy reading about our newest members as well as some of the exciting things we've got coming up later this summer and fall. And as always, I welcome you to email me your thoughts and comments.
WELCOME OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
KARA M. ARIAIL
Kara M. Ariail is a partner in Holland & Knight's Northern Virginia office. She practices in the area of employment law counseling and litigation. Kara works closely with employers in a range of industries to provide ongoing counseling and training designed to minimize the risk of litigation and maximize employee retention and productivity. She regularly advises clients on a wide range of employment issues, including successful hiring, employee performance management and termination strategies; development and implementation of anti-harassment and other personnel policies; evaluating reasonable accommodation obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and state disability laws; achieving compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act; and wage and hour compliance.
She is on the board of the Greater DC Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and is passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs.
She enjoys cooking, running and dancing. She received a B.A. from American University with honors and a law degree from the College of William & Mary Law School.
As a certified public accountant and speaker, Ebong Eka gives real life-practical money solutions, tailored to the everyday person, the aspiring entrepreneur and the small business owner. Ebong developed experience with some of the largest consulting firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte & Touche.
Ebong is a tax and small business expert, speaker and corporate leadership trainer who regularly appears on MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business Channel, NBC, China Central TV America, Arise TV and CNN.
Ebong was also a popular face in primetime and cable television for his role on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of DC”. Ebong is the author of “Start Me Up! “The No-Business-Plan, Business Planpublished by Career Press, Inc.
Ayana wants to live in a world where teleportation is real, groceries are free and being busy isn’t a thing.
As a Digital Innovation Manager for Booz Allen Hamilton, she is recognized for her results-driven approach to product development and enviable client relationships. Her latest project provided the Air Force with an online platform that facilitates and measures workforce development. Many of her professional wins trace back to lessons learned, and relationships built, while an undergraduate at Dartmouth College.
When Ayana isn’t pitching improvements, you can find her running home for a quick fix of NYC, finishing a D.I.Y. project, teaching students to read after school or bravely altering a new recipe. Connect with her to explore how your innovations of today can stand the test of time.
Rob is an attorney who focuses his practice on patent litigation, patent prosecution, portfolio management, and client counseling involving various intellectual property issues. He has experience in matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and in cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and federal trial courts. Rob works with a wide variety of technologies, including robotics, laser diodes, LEDs, optometric devices, smartphones, and other computing technologies.
He is the co-chair of the committee on Intellectual Property Practice in Latin America for the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah and received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the District of Columbia and California Bar Associations.
He enjoys adventures in the great outdoors - climbing, skiing, kayaking. He also loves singing, dancing, and playing with his sons, Bobby and Ethan.
Lindsey Mask is the Founder and Executive Director of Ladies America, a national network of professional women connecting to advance one another personally and professionally, following the motto "Women Helping Women". The group focuses on connecting, mentoring, and educating women in technology, advocacy, and business. Lindsey founded the organization nine years ago in Washington, D.C.and has expanded it to a network of over 3,000 top-tier professional women in DC, NYC, LA, Nashville, Atlanta, and more.
Lindsey is also the Director for the Center for Health Communications of Federal Occupational Health, a non-appropriated segment of the government providing competitive health and wellness services to 1.8 million federal employees across the country.
In 2013, Lindsey’s boutique public relations and marketing firm was acquired by a firm based in Texas, affording her the opportunity to run the women’s organization full time for the remainder of that year. Before launching her own business, Lindsey spent ten years working in political communications. Most recently in politics, she served as communications director and spokesperson for Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon of California, where she handled communications strategy, outreach, and national and local media.
In September, Lindsey will be serving as part of a delegation of international women for peace at the World Alliance of Religions to be hosted in Seoul, South Korea. In 2013, she was featured on the cover of Washington Life Magazine for being selected as a top thought leader under 40 and was highlighted in Worn Magazine as an aspiring woman in Washington, D.C. In 2012, she was honored as a finalist by Women in Technology as top female entrepreneur and was nominated for the Lady Godiva Program, celebrating inspirational women around the world. She serves on the founding Board of the 2012 G8 Young Leaders; is a co-founder of DC Entrepreneurship Week; an Ambassador for Availor Investments, a social impact investment fund in NYC and is on the Board of the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC), aimed at helping women under 40 secure seats in federal office.
Lindsey has been featured by National Journal, Power Women Magazine, ABC7's "Let's Talk Live" & Washington Business Journal Sunday program on Women CEOs, local ABC Ch. 8's "Capital Insider", The Hill Newspaper’s The Washington Scene, Broadminded (Sirius-XM radio), ION’s Metro Magazine (a national television network), WUSA9, NBC Nightside, The Broad Perspective (radio), Capitol File Magazine, Networking News and HerExchange online magazine.
Formal invitation to all events will follow. If you are a nonmember and would like to be invited to any of the events below - except where indicated - please send a note to Info@ClickedLeaders.com.
DINNER at DEL FRISCO'S
Double Eagle DC Steakhouse
Non Members: $35
A NIGHT AT WOLF TRAP THEATRE
- Sinatra sings Sinatra - Frank Sinatra, Jr. with Wolf Trap Orchestra
Non Members: $45
(Includes lawn ticket, food, and wine)
Dinner at L'Enfant Cafe
(full restaurant takeover)
Non Members: $100
DINNER IN NYC
New York Vintners
Non Members: $150
DINNER AT BOA SUNSET
West Hollywood, CA
Non Members: $120