Gale Paige is a philanthropist, United States Military Veteran, and single mother of two daughters, who has flourished in her career as the “Queen of Networking.” She is a sought after speaker on the subject of networking, business development and building relationships. Some of her speaking engagements include The Virginia Women’s Business Conference, Business Women of Loudoun, National Veteran’s Small Business Conference, TedxWomen speaker and on RBTV. Gale is a coach for individuals and corporations. She has helped multiple clients develop strategic networking and business development plans.
Gale started her career in the United States Air Force where she traveled the globe, played sports, and more importantly was a Medical Administrative Specialist. From there she spent 21 years in the healthcare industry working for multiple private practices and hospitals. During her time in the healthcare industry, Gale was struck with many hardships but was determined to succeed.
As a full time honor student at George Mason University, Gale severely struggled through a divorce, worked three part time jobs and was the primary caregiver to her daughters.
While dealing with these life-changing events, Gale’s employer gave her the responsibility of bringing in new patients therefore networking was introduced to her. Quickly she realized how much she enjoyed meeting and connecting people from all backgrounds of business.
In the true spirit of “givers gain” Gale volunteers time and energy with many local non-profit organizations such as Final Salute Inc, Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, Loudoun First Responder’s Foundation, Bite Me Cancer, Tigerlily Foundation and many more!
Gale was recently a breakout speaker at the 2013 National Veterans Conference in St. Louis and the 2012 Virginia Women’s Business Conference. She was the featured speaker for the Business Women of Loudoun and was published in I AM Modern Magazine. She is currently guest lecturing for the MBA students at Johns Hopkins University, American University, and George Mason University, while guest lecturing for undergraduate students at Radford University, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University and University of Maryland. Most recently Gale was a featured speaker in the TEDxBalchDriveWomen Talk.
However, Gale’s greatest accomplishments are her two daughters Jackie and Vanessa. Her ultimate goal in life is having her children be empowered, strong women that are caring and involved in the community