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Gail Hooks Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying your Summer but keeping cool! I just want to share the information that the wine my son and I recently launched is now available at select area Safeway stores and at Total Wines in Virginia. Please try to find the wine and support us, the wine is made in a lighter style perfect for these hot Summer days and is great as an accompaniment to Summer foods or on its own. Thank you, Gail
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    Margaret Hren Hello Everyone. I'm a new member to NAPW, and hoping I'm not too out of line asking for help. My non-profit organization, St. John's Community Services (SJCS) is hosting our annual Grapes of Gratitude Wine Tasting Benefit on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Pepco Edison Gallery in Washington DC from 5:30 PM - 8:30- PM. For those of you who may not be familiar with SJCS, we are one of the oldest non profits founded in Washington DC, and this annual benefit is to raise awareness and continued funding for our nationally recognized innovative programs and services which support children and adults with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, as well as other individuals seeking meaningful lives by removing barriers to employment, housing, social and recreational opportunities in DC and Northern VA. The dollars raised by this event helps cover needed expenses unmet by federal and state funding for our two state offices. This can include specialized equipment, recreational opportunities and clothing. Funds raised will continue to ensure that the people supported by SJCS can live comfortably and safely in their chosen communities, and participate in activities that enhance their quality of life. The benefit will have sommeliers presenting 16 wines from around the world, a tasting menu, an exhibit of original artworks donated and for bid/sale by artists from our ART Options programs, and a silent auction of merchandise, services and entertainment donated by local businesses and individuals. I'm in search of sponsors for our event for both the event and items for our silent auction. If any of you would be interested in helping this great organization I would love to set up and appointment to come meet you personally to show you what I can do for you as a sponsor and donor to our event. Right now our event website is under construction, but please contact me directly at 202-274-2448 to set-up a one-on-one with me. Our main website is www.sjcs.org. Remember, charity starts on a local level, and what better way to support the Washington DC and Northern VA communities. Please call me ASAP.
  • Jul 19, 2016 1 Comments
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    S.J. Brown Looks like no one was interested in going to the Caboose brewing company so we will cancel and try to do it again next month. Anyone interested in meeting up July 29 at 6:30 p.m. just message me here no later than July 28. Thanks!
  • Jun 24, 2016 1 Comments
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    S.J. Brown You are invited to join NAPW Fairfax County Chapter June 24 (Friday) at 6:30 p.m. at Caboose Brewing Company, Vienna, VA. Just an informal gathering of women who want to network over awesome food and drinks (everyone will be responsible for their own food/drink purchase). I need a headcount by Thursday morning -- just respond to me here on the message board.
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    Michelle Seoane I am loving every minute of my career helping seniors (and small business bookkeeping). I saved a life a few weeks ago (one of my clients taking the wrong dose of medicine by mistake) and when I met their friend his comment was (from all that he had heard about me), "Are you an Angel? I can't see your halo." That just hit me well.
  • Jun 06, 2016
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    Michelle Seoane Hello Fellow NAPW Fairfax County Chapter members. One of the hardest things for me to do is talk about myself and explain exactly what I do because I do so many things. I've lived in Fairfax County all my life; the house my family has been in for 50+ years is walking distance to my home. You all seem to be a bit computer savvy, so I feel you are familiar with working remotely, and actually I've been doing it for longer than many of you even knew it existed. I became a Virtual Assistant when people would just say "what is that?" Well, I have grown with the times. I am not only a Virtual Assistant aka Personal Assistant, but I am also a Daily Money Manager aka Professional Bill Payer, a Bookkeeper (depends on if you are a commercial or residential client). If you go to my website www.TotallyforSeniors.com you will see many of the ways I help our seniors today. My clients are the seniors, but my clients are also their children and friends from anywhere in the US that are concerned about them and want to help but can't because for whatever reason. As for small businesses, I've been working as a Bookkeeper for over 12 years with small businesses and you can learn more about that part of my business at www.BookkeepingandAdmin.com. So, give me a call, near or far, I can be of assistance and make your life a lot easier and more comfortable. michelle@totallyforseniors.com, 703-403-2996
  • May 23, 2016

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    Pamela Sams - President, NAPW Fairfax County Chapter pamela@jacksonsams.com

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    Career Opportunities

    Downstream Expert Scientist
    • Responsible for developing, defining and implementing downstream production processes for novel vaccine candidate molecules.• Independent design and execution of small scale experiments to define bioprocess steps for producing recombinant protein viral antigens.• Independent operation of small scale bioprocess equipment.• Perform biochemical assays to characterize/quantify vaccine antigens and contaminants.• Understand and interpret experimental data and results to support decisions and definition of downstream production processes.• Understand and apply bioprocess scale-up strategies.• Prepare technology development study protocols and reports in support of process transfer and regulatory documents.• Present results to colleagues, project teams, management and external partners.• Functions effectively as a core team member on multiple concurrent projects and leads small projects and established work processes.• Solves complex problems through collaborations with others, taking a new perspective on existing solutions.• Provides guidance to new team members and acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.   Basic Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in related scientific field with 8+ years related experience or Master’s Degree in related scientific field with 5+ years related experience • Experience with purification techniques. • Experience with product development in an industrial setting • Experience with purification equipment operation (e.g. GE Akta). • Demonstrated expertise with analytical methods (eg. SDS PAGE, Western Blot, HPLC, ELISA) is preferred. • Must be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision.   Preferred Qualifications: • PhD with 3+ years related experience • Have experience in application of Design of Experiments and other statistical techniques (JMP, Design Expert). • Experience with process characterization. • Experience with process tech transfer between sites and into GMP facilities • Will be responsible for working independently and delivering results. • Requires conceptual and practical experience with the project management function. • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and communicate effectively • Will be responsible for leading a small group of associate scientists. Supervisory experience or aptitude is desirable   GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.  
    Downstream Expert Scientist
    • Responsible for developing, defining and implementing downstream production processes for novel vaccine candidate molecules.• Independent design and execution of small scale experiments to define bioprocess steps for producing recombinant protein viral antigens.• Independent operation of small scale bioprocess equipment.• Perform biochemical assays to characterize/quantify vaccine antigens and contaminants.• Understand and interpret experimental data and results to support decisions and definition of downstream production processes.• Understand and apply bioprocess scale-up strategies.• Prepare technology development study protocols and reports in support of process transfer and regulatory documents.• Present results to colleagues, project teams, management and external partners.• Functions effectively as a core team member on multiple concurrent projects and leads small projects and established work processes.• Solves complex problems through collaborations with others, taking a new perspective on existing solutions.• Provides guidance to new team members and acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.   Basic Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree in related scientific field with 8+ years related experience or Master’s Degree in related scientific field with 5+ years related experience • Experience with purification techniques. • Experience with product development in an industrial setting • Experience with purification equipment operation (e.g. GE Akta). • Demonstrated expertise with analytical methods (eg. SDS PAGE, Western Blot, HPLC, ELISA) is preferred. • Must be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision.   Preferred Qualifications: • PhD with 3+ years related experience • Have experience in application of Design of Experiments and other statistical techniques (JMP, Design Expert). • Experience with process characterization. • Experience with process tech transfer between sites and into GMP facilities • Will be responsible for working independently and delivering results. • Requires conceptual and practical experience with the project management function. • Ability to work with cross-functional teams and communicate effectively • Will be responsible for leading a small group of associate scientists. Supervisory experience or aptitude is desirable   GSK is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class.  
    Supervisory Securities Compliance Examiner
    Overview   The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Our mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. A career with the SEC offers work that is exciting, challenging and rewarding. You can contribute to securities regulation and enforcement while making a positive difference for the American investing public. Duties                    Delegating supervisory authority in the establishment and issuance of technical and administrative guidance; Planning and assigning work, advising on program goals and objectives, making decisions on work problems, and organizing and monitoring the flow of work for the assigned programs in order to achieve the most effective results within a complex environment; Serving as senior manager and expert securities compliance examination consultant responsible for a specialized area of expertise providing direction for the activities of one of the Compliance Inspections and Examinations program's offices in the Headquarters or a regional office engaged in the conduct of examinations or inspections; Providing expertise and leadership  in risk-based examinations of registered investment advisers and registered investment companies.  Issues include, as applicable, securities trading; portfolio management; private funds such as hedge, private equity, infrastructure and real estate funds; securities valuation; forensic accounting/internal auditing; information security, sales and distribution; derivatives and synthetic products; risk analysis or compliance; and  Serving as adviser and counselor to key executives within the SEC on all matters arising within area for which responsible.   Qualifications   All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here.   To Apply   To learn more about this employment opportunity, please visit http://go.usa.gov/xrjMY and apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/444318000. For assistance, please contact the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at (202) 551-6046 or omwi@sec.gov.
    Supervisory Securities Compliance Examiner
    Overview   The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Our mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. A career with the SEC offers work that is exciting, challenging and rewarding. You can contribute to securities regulation and enforcement while making a positive difference for the American investing public. Duties                    Delegating supervisory authority in the establishment and issuance of technical and administrative guidance; Planning and assigning work, advising on program goals and objectives, making decisions on work problems, and organizing and monitoring the flow of work for the assigned programs in order to achieve the most effective results within a complex environment; Serving as senior manager and expert securities compliance examination consultant responsible for a specialized area of expertise providing direction for the activities of one of the Compliance Inspections and Examinations program's offices in the Headquarters or a regional office engaged in the conduct of examinations or inspections; Providing expertise and leadership  in risk-based examinations of registered investment advisers and registered investment companies.  Issues include, as applicable, securities trading; portfolio management; private funds such as hedge, private equity, infrastructure and real estate funds; securities valuation; forensic accounting/internal auditing; information security, sales and distribution; derivatives and synthetic products; risk analysis or compliance; and  Serving as adviser and counselor to key executives within the SEC on all matters arising within area for which responsible.   Qualifications   All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here.   To Apply   To learn more about this employment opportunity, please visit http://go.usa.gov/xrjMY and apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/444318000. For assistance, please contact the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at (202) 551-6046 or omwi@sec.gov.
    Records and Information Management Specialist
    Overview   The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Our mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. A career with the SEC offers work that is exciting, challenging and rewarding. You can contribute to securities regulation and enforcement while making a positive difference for the American investing public. Duties                    Developing and executing enterprise-wide records and information management policies and procedures; governing records creation, maintenance and use, and disposition processes. Researching, developing, and implementing records and information management applications/tools, automated retention and disposition policy application, and auto-categorization taxonomies. Conducting gap analysis to identify risks/deficiencies of proposed technological solutions; developing and presenting risk mitigation strategies and evaluating and reporting the impact of regulation and policy changes. Working with the Office of Information Technology on information systems deployment and decommissioning, requirements gathering, applications development and integration, and user acceptance testing. Organizing and conducting agency-wide records and information management training sessions and briefs.  Developing a variety of reports, maintaining databases, and assuring the delivery of timely and accurate records management information.   Qualifications   All qualification requirements, including time-in-grade, must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Time-in-grade for this announcement is one year at the GS/SK-12 level.Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here.     To Apply   To learn more about this employment opportunity, please visit and apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/445369200/. For assistance, please contact the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at (202) 551-6046 or omwi@sec.gov.
    Records and Information Management Specialist
    Overview   The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Our mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. A career with the SEC offers work that is exciting, challenging and rewarding. You can contribute to securities regulation and enforcement while making a positive difference for the American investing public. Duties                    Developing and executing enterprise-wide records and information management policies and procedures; governing records creation, maintenance and use, and disposition processes. Researching, developing, and implementing records and information management applications/tools, automated retention and disposition policy application, and auto-categorization taxonomies. Conducting gap analysis to identify risks/deficiencies of proposed technological solutions; developing and presenting risk mitigation strategies and evaluating and reporting the impact of regulation and policy changes. Working with the Office of Information Technology on information systems deployment and decommissioning, requirements gathering, applications development and integration, and user acceptance testing. Organizing and conducting agency-wide records and information management training sessions and briefs.  Developing a variety of reports, maintaining databases, and assuring the delivery of timely and accurate records management information.   Qualifications   All qualification requirements, including time-in-grade, must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Time-in-grade for this announcement is one year at the GS/SK-12 level.Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sector. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).  Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Additional qualifications information can be found here.     To Apply   To learn more about this employment opportunity, please visit and apply online at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/445369200/. For assistance, please contact the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at (202) 551-6046 or omwi@sec.gov.
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