Friday, March 8 – International Women’s Day – is an opportunity to raise awareness and celebrate the achievement of the women who have made the iconic Lake Anne Plaza what it is today. An appropriate location for such a day, given 75 percent of all businesses on the plaza are owned and operated by women.
Friday evening, come to learn and share at the kick-off reception at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery, 1609 Washington Plaza. Hear first-hand from past and present female leaders in the community about personal experiences as business owners, stories of Lake Anne and visions for years ahead. Panelist include: Susan Gerstein, owner of Small Change Consignment, Susan Burwell, owner of Reston Used Book Store, Linda Fuller, owner of Lake Anne Florist which operated for 40 years, and Ann Potts, who taught and later directed Lake Anne Nursery Kindergarten.
Complementary to the conversation, enjoy the photography exhibit by local photographer, Charlotte Geary, along with vintage photos from the Reston Historic Trust & Museum. Light fare and refreshments provided. Donations from the sale of limited edition Commemorate Posters will benefit Shelter House, a community based non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention, safe housing, and supportive services to homeless families and victims of domestic violence.
Continue the celebration through Sunday with shop and eatery special promotions and a variety of music performances, art exhibitions, book signings and more. The International Women’s Day Celebration at Lake Anne is provided by the Lake Anne Merchants and Professionals Committee.
International Women’s Day Celebration, Friday, March 8, 2019, at Lake Anne Plaza, Reston Community Center, Jo Ann Rose Gallery, 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston
7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. – Gallery Reception
8:15 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Panel Discussion and Q&A
Weather: Rain or Shine