Great strides have been made in the value of women in business, but there is still much work to be done. Have you noticed that after a presentation, men ask all of the questions? Have you ever offered a recommendation at a meeting and been ignored? Do you start your conversation with “I may be wrong but….” Women are sometimes our own worst enemy. Too often we underplay our strengths, skills – and yes, our value. Betsy will teach strategies to gain power, to get recognition, and to get what you want.
The interactive presentation will cover strengths, work/life balance, negotiation, and communication.
About Our Speaker(s)
E. L. “Betsy” Smith works with executive and professional women who are unafraid to leave their mark and build their legacy.
A certified leadership coach and the owner of E. L. Smith Consulting, Betsy serves on the board of the Raleigh Chapter of the International Coach Federation, on the board of the RTP Femfessionals, a women’s professional organization, and is a Mentor with the RTP Healthcare Business Women’s Association. In June 2012, Betsy was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as the Business Woman of the Year in the Mentor category.
Betsy has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and Master’s Degree and PhD from Texas A&M University where she was recognized as one of Thirty Distinguished Graduates from the College of Education. She is a graduate of Leadership Pensacola (FL), Leadership Florida and the Cornell Executive Leadership Institute.
Betsy has been one of the first women to serve as Dean, Provost and Associate Vice President at Pensacola State College in Florida. She was one of the first women to join a Rotary Club, and subsequently was a founding member and president of another club. Betsy co-authored Second Blooming for Women: Growing a Life that Matters After Fifty with Kathleen V. Logan.
Betsy and her husband Jack Parkin live in Cary, NC.
Event Date and Venue
This event will be held from 6:00pm on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at:
HYATT House Raleigh Durham Airport
10962 Chapel Hill Road
Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
When searching for HYATT House Raleigh Durham Airport on your GPS device, please reference Hotel Sierra Raleigh Durham Airport to obtain accurate directions.
HYATT House Raleigh Durham Airport is located approximately 5 miles from the RDU International Airport.
Directions from Interstate 40 traveling from the East:
Take Exit 283A - Highway 540 West – Triangle Expressway. Once on 540, Take Exit 69 - Cary/Chapel Hill - Highway 54. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left (East) on Chapel Hill Road - Highway 54 toward Cary. At the 2nd traffic light, turn left onto Carrington Mill Blvd. Hotel is on the right.
Directions from Interstate 40 traveling from the West:
Take Exit 283 - Highway 540 West. Once on 540, Take Exit 69 - Cary/Chapel Hill - Highway 54. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left (East) on Chapel Hill Road - Highway 54 toward Cary. At the 2nd traffic light, turn left onto Carrington Mill Blvd. Hotel is on the right.
Directions from 540:
Take exit 69 for Cary/Chapel Hill – Hwy 54, Morrisville. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left (East) on Chapel Hill Road - Highway 54 toward Cary. At the 2nd traffic light, turn left onto Carrington Mill Blvd. Hotel is on the right.
6:00-6:30 Registration, Networking and Refreshments*
6:30-7:30 Introductions and Speaker
7:30-7:45 Questions and Answers
7:45-8:00 Networking, Session Evaluation and Raffle
(* Hors D’Oeuvres and soft drinks included in registration fee ).
Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.
About Our Sponsor(s)
Lisa M Gabriel, CFP ®, ChFC ®
Senior Vice President
Lisa has over 25 years of financial services experience designing integrated, strategic solutions for high net-worth individuals and families, corporate and foundation clients, and institutional investors. She provides comprehensive financial planning and wealth management, including investments, Social Security & retirement income planning, legacy & estate planning, divorce planning and charitable gifting strategies. Lisa’s passion is to educate and empower clients to reach their chosen goals through all phases of life.
Lisa received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from West Virginia State University. Lisa is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) professional and holds the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation. Lisa has previously held senior leadership positions at two financial planning firms as well as Duke University Management Company.
Lisa serves on the Durham County Women’s Commission, the Board of Women Starting Over After 50, and teaches Legacy Planning & Charitable Giving at the Duke University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Lisa is a member of First Presbyterian Church and an avid golfer.
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