100WomenStrong Founder Profile: Karen G. Schaufeld
In 2008, America was reeling from a collapsing housing market and ensuing financial crisis. Concerned about her community, Karen assembled a group of women who shared a passion for giving. She championed the idea of combining financial strength and leadership to help improve the lives of Loudoun County residents. In 2009, the group of 13 granted $28,600 in their first year of giving to several deserving Loudoun charitable organizations. Today, 100WomenStrong is well on its way to building a lasting charitable legacy that will benefit the community for years to come.
Karen co-founded All Ages Read Together (AART), a school readiness program for low-income preschool-aged children. She also helped found NEW Customer Services Companies, Inc., the nation’s largest administrator of consumer product warranties, now part of NEW Asurion, Inc., where she served as General Counsel. She is currently CEO and Co-Founder of Altor Locks which has created the world’s lightest, strongest bike lock. She is an advocate for the growth of renewable energy in Virginia and a more secure and stable grid through distributed energy and spreads awareness through PoweredbyFacts.com. She currently serves on the boards of Lehigh University, Middleburg Film Festival, Venture Philanthropy Partners, and PeaceWorks Foundation. She published her first children’s book, The Lollipop Tree, in 2014 and released children’s book, Larry and Bob, in 2016. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Government from Lehigh University and a JD from George Washington University.
100WomenStrong Charter Member: Kristina Bouweiri
Kristina Bouweiri joined 100WomenStrong as a charter member who has recruited many new members to the organization. Active in her community, Kristina is also involved with the DC Chamber of Commerce, George Mason University School of Business Dean’s Council, Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation, EnterprisingWoman Magazine, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, Loudoun CEO Cabinet, Loudoun Education Foundation, SmartCEO Magazine, Enterprising Woman Magazine, and more. She also is the founder of Sterling Women, a monthly networking luncheon that has expanded beyond Loudoun to Winchester and Washington DC. Born in Japan as the daughter of a Foreign Service dad who took the family around the world, Kristina currently lives in Leesburg with her family! She loves to travel and sample the wines from around the globe.
Kristina also works as the President and CEO of Reston Limousine. She grew the company from 5 vehicles in 1990 to more than 200 vehicles including sedans, SUVs, limousines, vans and buses today. She earned her B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University
100WomenStrong Member: Kirsten Langhorne
Kirsten Langhorne, co-founder of Langhorne Custom Homes, joined 100WomenStrong in 2011. She is also on the Board of The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties and is currently serving as its president. Formerly, Kirsten volunteered in schools, on PTSO boards, coached youth soccer, and became involved in a number of education initiatives in the county. In her early career, Kirsten worked in large homeless shelters and taught adult literacy.
100WomenStrong Charter Member: Dorry Kee
Dorry Kee is one of the charter members of 100WomenStrong, joining in October of 2008 and currently serves on the Communications and Strategic Planning Committees. She graduated from Pine Manor Junior College, was a Pre-Med graduate from Duke University and also, has a Masters in Health Care Administration. Dorry is a Trustee of St Anne’s Episcopal Church in Reston, a National Director at Large for the Hockaday School Alumnae Board of Directors, Trustee and Chair of the Development Committee for Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and Trustee and Audit Committee Chair for the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations. She has 2 daughters. Hilary, who graduated with a BS from Emerson College in Boston, and is now pursuing Pre-Med work at Pine Manor College and Sarah, who is attending Shepherd University studying Health Sciences. Her past work experience includes management positions at Visiting Nurse Association in Dallas, Texas and Program Administration for the Physician Assistant Program for the UTHSCD Medical School in Dallas. She also worked for Electronic Data Systems at Blue Cross and Blue Shield as an Industrial Engineer and Marketing and Procurement Support primarily on bids for Medicare, Medicaid and local government services as a manager. She has been an Associate Broker with RE/MAX Executives for over 20 years.
100WomenStrong Member: Cindy Schaufeld
Cindy joined 100 Women Strong on January 1, 2014 and serves a board member. Cindy joined the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce in 2016. Cindy was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and moved to Leesburg, Virginia with her husband Rich in February 2006. She loves to travel the world, take long walks with her husband and dog and visits to the ocean.
Cindy attended CW Post College in Brookville, New York. She most recently served as a staff member/consultant to the Schaufeld Family Office as well as the C.O.O. at Shoes Cup and Cork Club in Leesburg. Prior to moving the Leesburg Virginia, Cindy worked for the Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. and held various positions in Human Resources – Recruitment, Training and as a HR Generalist. She also worked in Customer Service and in Global Supplier Purchasing.
100WomenStrong Member: Leana Katz
Leana grew up in rural New England. After graduating from Smith College in December 2000, she left for Washington DC with not much more than a backpack and her dreams to make a difference. Thinking she was just taking a break from academia before heading back for a master’s degree in nursing, she accepted a consulting job.
Meantime in the summer of 2003, she met the man she would marry. And as it turns out, he’d only need a mild amount of convincing to get engaged! They were married in October 2006. To this day, it’s been the decision that’s brought her the most happiness. Leana doesn’t believe in “having it all;” she feels she can only do so much well. To that end, she has been pursuing meaningful volunteering work, raising her three young children, and been of great support to her husband.
Leana has been volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the past eight years wherein she represents abused and neglected children in court. Leana hopes to someday endow a scholarship in her sister’s honor to help creative teens do something enriching after high school as an alternative to college.
Leana is not the pediatrician she pictured at eighteen or the nurse she pictured at twenty-three, but she is happier than she ever imagined. As Conan O’Brien said, “Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”
100WomenStrong Member: Cate Magennis Wyatt
Cate joined 100WomenStrong as a grant-maker in 2012 and has enjoyed every minute since then working with the Board and other members. Active in her community, Cate served in the Governor’s Cabinet as Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia, has created companies in London, Moscow and Kazakhstan and is the founding President Emerita of The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership. She serves or has served on many Boards, including: George Mason University Board of Visitors; the University of Richmond Board of Trustees, The Virginia Community College Foundation, the George C. Marshall International Center, The Center for Innovative Technology, Great Meadow Foundation, The Northern Virginia Park Authority, the Waterford Foundation, Oatlands Historic Home and Gardens, The Women’s Center, Wolf Trap National Performing Arts Center, The British American Project, the Colonial Board George Washington University and Waterford Elementary School PTO.
Cate graduated from the University of Notre Dame, including an academic year in Tokyo, Japan and has lectured at numerous Universities including: Harvard, The University of Virginia, and has been the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from the Shenandoah University. Born and raised in Wethersfield, CT Cate currently lives in Waterford, VA with her two children and a yard full of birds. She loves to garden, hike and spend time with her family.