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Elevations: ‘Business & Balance’ approved for CPE, MCLE, & HR recertification credit

Sign up today and take advantage of continuing education opportunities at the second annual Elevations Enrichment & Leadership Academy event.

The half-day program focusing on “Business & Balance” has been approved for 4 credit hours for human resource professionals, 3.0 continuing education credits for accountants, and 2.4 credits for West Virginia attorneys. Last year’s Academy was a sell-out and registrants should RSVP early to secure their attendance.

Charleston native Ellen Galinsky, president and co-founder of the Families & Work Institute (FWI) in New York City, will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon, which will be held 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Embassy Suites.

Registration for the event, which includes continental breakfast, luncheon, two programs, keynote address and admission to expo, is  $85 for Alliance members and $95 for future members. To register, click HERE:

The author of more than 40 books and reports, Galinsky’s work has focused on bringing research on workforce effectiveness into business and community practice. She co-directs the National Study of the Changing Workforce, the most comprehensive nationally representative study of the American workforce.

“Business & Balance” will also showcase best practices and practical guidance from some of West Virginia’s most successful women and is the region’s premier networking event for young professional and female executives. In addition to the luncheon, the event includes two panel programs and an expo. (See sidebar for expo details) Click HERE for Business & Balance brochure.

The first panel, “The Best Advice I (N)ever Got: Business Insights from Women at the Top,” will be moderated by Lois Crichton, Crichton Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors. Speakers include: Ellen Cappellanti, Jackson Kelly PLLC; Nelle Chilton, Dickinson Properties; former WV Insurance Commissioner Jane Cline; Georgette George, Monarch Holdings; former Secretary of State Betty Ireland; and Diana Sole Walko, CEO, MotionMasters.

Linda Arnold of the Arnold Agency will lead a discussion on “Delights and Detours on the Road to Success.” Aila Accad, “The Stress Expert”; Emily Bennington, Professional Studio 365; Deborah Herndon, Riveting Notes; and Grace Vandecruz-heyliger, Grace Global Capital, will share the new and unexpected paths they forged while balancing professional and personal success.

The event’s opening speaker is Sandra Thomas, member, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP.

Summit sponsor is MotionMasters. Ascent sponsors for the event include the Dixon Hughes Goodman, Summit Community Bank, The Property Centre and the Women’s Business & Training Center. Table sponsors will include Arnett & Foster, and BrickStreet Insurance.

A range of exclusive sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact JoEllen Zacks, jzacks@charlestonareaalliance.org.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring donations of gently used professional clothing, outerwear, shoes and accessories, which will be collected by Dress for Success and distributed to disadvantaged women entering the workplace.

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