Align 2023 Event Replay

Align 2023 was a huge success!! With nearly 200 women (and a few good men!) in the room and online, the energy was magnetic. Our speakers and panelists wowed us with their willingness to share, inspired us with their stories, and energized us with their knowledge and how tos.

If you missed the event this year, we do have a full event replay video available! For just $49 you will receive a professionally recorded video of the full event (available by October 25th), a copy of all presentation slides, and a pdf of the conference workbook.

PS: Save the date for our 4th Annual Empowering Women in Real Estate® Conference on October 3, 2024!

All tickets are now sold out.

Please email me if you would like to be added to our in-person waitlist for next year.

Join us for Align 2023, the 3rd Annual Empowering Women in Real Estate® Conference

October 5, 2023 in Ashburn, VA

Thursday | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

General Admission

Includes general admission to the event, plus lunch, beverages, and snacks.

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virtual ticket

Can’t join us in person? Tickets sold out? You can purchase a virtual ticket for the livestream and receive a professional video recording of the event (to be delivered within a few weeks after the event to allow time for professional editing).

Money Making Moms Segment:

Coming to Align 2023, the 3rd Annual Empowering Women in Real Estate® Conference on October 5th is the “Money Making Moms Segment”. 

This segment will feature an informative keynote from real estate expert Lana Rodriguez. Lana is the Co-Founder of The Lana Rodriguez Group, is a leading force in the Colorado Springs real estate market. With over a decade of clienteling experience from renowned brands and a strong belief in selfless service, Lana’s mantra, “People Don’t Care How Much You Know, Until They Know How Much You Care!” has driven her success, serving close to 1,500 clients and overseeing over half a Billion in production volume.

Following Lana’s presentation there with be a panel discussion with a group of Money Making Moms.

Let’s meet the panelists …

Natasha Fogle (nee Kable) has deep ties in Jefferson County, where she currently lives, and works as a Realtor® at Kable Team Realty. She is a third-generation real estate agent with the Kable Team and has personally aided nearly 200 sellers and buyers since getting licensed in 2019. Her enthusiasm and drive to “make the best better” is contagious. Natasha’s an active participant in the Rotary Club of Charles Town and inspired Kable Team Realty’s bike drive that is held each year to help kids in the community.

Laura Schwartz has been selling real estate since 2008. She has sold over 325 homes, mostly by referral. She’s been named the “Face of Vienna Real Estate” by Washingtonian Magazine since 2020, a Top Producing Agent by Washingtonian since 2015, a Top Producing and “Best” Agent by Northern Virginia Magazine since 2016, a Top Producing Agent by Arlington Magazine since 2019, and has joined the WSJ Real Trends Top 100 Agents in Virginia since 2020. When she’s not working, you’ll find Laura and her husband taking their sons to local sporting events or trying new restaurants where her youngest enjoys the bread baskets.

Caitlin Ellis, with the help of her business partner and husband Steven, run their real estate team in Northern Virginia. Ellis Properties has serviced 100’s of clients and was recently recognized as a Top Small Team at their brokerage firm, Samson Properties, consisting of over 5,000 agents. Caitlin has a background in interior design which has helped her market all of their teams listings with a personal touch, to help them receive top dollar. Ellis Properties is excited to be in growth-mode creating a team culture their agents are energized about while helping all of their clients receive a real estate experience like no other.

Nelvia Bullock is a Luxury Residential Real Estate Broker and the Principal Agent of Bullock And Co. Team with Compass. The Bullock And Co. Team is composed of all women committed to delivering extraordinary results for buyers, sellers and investors. Nelvia Bullock is an Accredited Investor who enjoys sharing this passion for real estate to help others upleveling in real estate to build wealth. She has been awarded a host of accolades in her years as an agent including Charlotte Real Producers Rising Star Award, Charlotte Top 500 Producer, and America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents.

Riches in the Niches Segment:

Coming to Align 2023, the 3rd Annual Empowering Women in Real Estate® Conference on October 5th is the “Riches in the Niches Segment”.

This segment will feature an informative keynote from real estate expert Michele Bellisari. Michele is a top producing Realtor® who has presented at Inman Connect, NAR, the RealHER Conference and more.

Following Michele’s presentation there with be a panel discussion with a group of high producing Realtors® who all excel through niches in their business. You’ll learn about their niche, how they do it, and walk about with tactical tips for your own business.

Let’s meet the panelists …

Blair Priester of Fayetteville, North Carolina, is an expert in military relocations, with 90% of her business coming from military families. Being a veteran herself, Blair understands how hectic moving from one post to another can be for military members, particularly for their loved ones, as well as the difficulties that such a lifestyle presents. She just had her 50th closing in 2023 alone!

Robin Gebhardt of Round Hill, Virginia, is a geographic farming expert, also known as Round Hill Robin. As a Realtor, Robin has soared, achieving recognition even her first year out, as Rookie of the Year in 2015. She makes it her job to become an expert on her client, their needs, their expectations and their concerns and then she delivers… every time. Robin has quadrupled her business over the past 5 years, in part by honoring her niche.

Lori Boyle of Fairfax, Virginia, specializes in working with 55+ clients who are moving into planned communities for this age bracket. Lori is a senior Real Estate Specialist, and at times goes on as many as 5-7 listing appointments per week in her niche.

Michele Bellisari of Boca Raton, Florida, in addition to being our keynote speaker for this segment, is also a niche expert in the probate space.

Promoting Who You Are Segment:

This segment will feature an informative keynote on Promoting Who You Are by Christina Daves. Christina is a PR Strategist and the best-selling author of two PR books. She is self-taught in generating her own publicity and has appeared in over 1,000 local and national media outlets including: The Steve Harvey Show, Dr. Oz, The TODAY Show, local affiliates of NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX, magazines such as, Forbes, Success and Entrepreneur, Sirius XM Radio, The Washington Post, and many more. She also appears regularly Good Morning Washington and Good Day DC.

Let’s meet the panelists for the Unique Ways of Promoting You Panel …

Caryn Gardiner is a third generation Real Estate Professional. Member of National Association of Realtors & Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors. Winner of many awards including International Diamond Society Award, Presidents Award, Chairman’s Club & Masters Club. Graduated with a degree in philosophy from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Clients and fellow agents alike all love working with Caryn. She is a consummate professional who thoroughly explains every part of the buying/selling process. A seasoned Realtor, Caryn ensures a positive outcome for clients in every transaction.

Jamie Combs is a remarkable mom and real estate agent hailing from Destin, Florida. Despite being new to the city, state, and without any existing contacts, she achieved outstanding success through her savvy use of social media. Within her first 18 months as an agent, Jamie accomplished an impressive sales volume of nearly $7 million. Not stopping at her own accomplishments, she also took the role of an entrepreneur and created a specialized social media course. This course empowers fellow realtors and professionals in the mortgage industry, teaching them how to leverage their social media platforms to grow their businesses and expand their spheres of influence. Jamie’s journey serves as an inspiring testament to the power of social media in the real estate industry.

Lisa Rigoni is the founder of The Organizing Mentors, who’ll tell you she came into the professional organizing business honestly. Through helping hundreds of people, she’s discovered the mental blocks that hold us back from clutter-free living. She’s helped clients from all across the DC Metro area discover why they hold onto their stuff, break through unhealthy connections, and get to the peace of mind they deserve – and she and her team can help you, too! Lisa is the author of the Amazon #1 best seller “17 Spatulas and the Man who Fried an Egg — Reclaim Your Space Mentally and Physically.”

Laura Griffin specializes in helping growing families find more room to grow in Loudoun County and the surrounding areas. Laura fell in love with Northern Virginia in 2010, after moving from California with her husband, who is retired from the United States Air Force. She is a founding leader of The Loudoun Moms, which is a group of approximately 10,000 mothers in Loudoun County. Laura’s strong local network gives her an edge when it comes both buying and selling homes.With nearly two decades in real estate, Laura has additional experience working in home loans and HOA management to provide professional guidance to clients in all facets of the industry. When Laura is not busy selling homes she loves to play with her two children and her dogs. She also loves to travel, decorate, and host events.

the deadline has passed for sponsorships for our 2023 event. If you are interested in being a sponsor in 2024, please email us at [email protected]

Platinum Sponsors

At the event, you will have a chance to stop by our platinum sponsors’ table to network and learn more about their services and offerings.

Gold Partners

Event Supporters

If you are traveling to see us, our event venue is about 5 minutes from Dulles International Airport. If you require hotel accommodations, here are some great nearby options. A rental car or Uber transportation will be needed.


Embassy Suites by Hilton

44610 Waxpool Road Ashburn, VA 20147
0.9 miles from 1757 Golf Club, 6.5 miles from Dulles airport



22390 Flagstaff Plaza Ashburn, VA 20148

2.6 miles from 1757 Golf Club, 8.2 miles from Dulles airport


Tru by Hilton

44732 Endicott Alley Ashburn, VA 20147

4 miles from 1757 Golf Club, 9.6 miles from Dulles airport


No, however, they can be passed to somebody else. If this is done please notify Madi at [email protected]

Yes, check the Facebook group for the promo code or send an email to [email protected]

Dulles international airport is 5.5 miles away from the 1757 Golf Club.

Yes, lunch is included with your ticket.

No, this event is not only for realtors but also anyone working in the real estate industry.

Yes! Contact [email protected] to learn more about available sponsorship opportunities.

If you are unable to join in person, or if tickets are already sold out, we do have a virtual ticket option! The event is being professionally live-streamed for our virtual ticket holders!

Save the Date … Our 3rd Annual Empowering Women in Real Estate® Conference will be October 4-5, 2023!