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Trailblazers and Trouble-Makers: Early bird rates end Friday

ElevationsBuiltCity“We Built this City:
Imagine. Create. Lead.”
Elevations Enrichment and Leadership Academy

Wednesday, October 30
11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Embassy Suites

Early bird rates end this Friday for the fourth annual Elevations Academy, the state’s premier professional development and networking event that will inspire women to take risks, take action and take charge to lead their businesses and their communities forward.

This year’s conference will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Embassy Suites.”We Built this City: Imagine. Create. Lead” is presented by West Virginia American Water. The event runs from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and is followed by an optional Uncork & Create event for attendees that starts at 6 p.m. (Capacity for this activity is extremely limited.)

Using the City of Charleston’s “Imagine Charleston” comprehensive plan as a launching pad for discussion, the program will:

  • Profile trailblazing women in WV history who took risks (and maybe caused a little trouble) to advance their communities or businesses
  • Feature an interactive community development exercise
  • Present strategies for moving forward from the perspectives of the technology sector, the creative class, downtown businesses and large corporations
  • Close with a powerful call to action through formal remarks and performance art.

The event opens with a luncheon, and includes an expo where dozens of businesses and organizations that market to women will showcase their services and products. Following the Academy, attendees may participate in a special “Uncork & Create” event, which starts at 6 p.m., for an additional fee. The after-hours event includes wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres, and will be held at 1031 Quarrier Street.

Historically, some or all of the Elevations Academy has been approved for continuing education credit. This year’s agenda will be submitted for approval by the WV State Bar and WV Board of Accountancy.

The opening speaker is Mary Beth Heydrick of DOW, a business manufacturing technology leader. Based in Freeport, Texas, Heydrick will share perspectives on leadership, innovation, risk and change. DOW is the year-round title sponsor and strategic partner for all Elevations events.

 

Other confirmed speakers to date are:

  • Alisa Bailey, Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Anne Barth, TechConnect
  • Ellen Cappellanti, Jackson Kelly
  • Mary Jean Davis, Charleston City Council
  • Georgette George, Monarch Properties
  • Crystal Good, Mixxed Media
  • Cathy Nutter, House of  Luxe
  • Prof. Connie Park Rice, PhD, WVU Department of History
  • Gina Rugeley, Junior League of Charleston
  • Susie Salisbury, Charleston Area Alliance
  • Danielle Snidow, Uncork & Create
  • Deb Weinstein, YWCA of Charleston

Dress for Success will accept donations of gently used professional clothing, handbags, shoes, and jewelry and other accessories, which will help disadvantaged women transitioning into the workforce.

For the full range of sponsorship opportunities, click HERE.

Early bird individual registration is $90 for Alliance members and $100 for future members. The cost for each goes up after Friday at 5 p.m. to $100 for Alliance members and $115 for future members.

To register for the event, click HERE.

To register for the after hours Uncork & Create event, click HERE. Registration is extremely limited and restricted to Elevations Academy attendees.

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

Last year’s Elevations event attracted more than 300 attendees. DOW is the title sponsor of Elevations.

The Alliance will be able to invoice only for groups of 10 or more. Contact Deb Coffman at DCoffman@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org for more information. The Alliance is unable to issue cancellation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you.      

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Lineup finalized for Thursday’s ‘Women with Energy’ luncheon

Elevations‘Women with Energy’
Elevations Professional Women’s Network Luncheon
Thursday, June 20
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Charleston Marriott Town Center

The lineup has been finalized for Thursday’s third annual Elevations “Women with Energy” luncheon, the region’s premier forum on energy policy, economics and employment opportunities for women executives.

The event will be held at the Charleston Marriott Town Center Ballroom. Elevations is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor DOW.

Sharon O. Flanery, a petroleum engineer and attorney who leads the Steptoe & Johnson Energy Team, will moderate the third annual “Women with Energy,” a roundtable discussion with women business executives, lawyers, engineers and other professionals from the electric, natural gas, coal and renewable energy sectors.

The panel line-up includes:

  • Mary Shaffer Gill, vice president , ARiES Energy, LLC, a renewable energy contractor
  • Carrie Hightman, executive vice president and chief legal officer, NiSource
  • Miranda Jones, vice president, ESR, Crestwood Midstream Partners, Dallas
  • Jeanne Sherry, director  of transmission reliability compliance, American Electric Power
  • Joanne Swogger, CNX Gas -Consol Energy, Inc.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with informal networking (optional), followed by a luncheon and program at noon. An invitation-only VIP reception for sponsors and dignitaries is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Click here to register 

Registration is $55 Alliance members and $65 future members.

This event is presented by Steptoe & Johnson. Co-sponsors to date are Appalachian Power and Columbia Pipeline Group.

Sponsorships, which include admission to a VIP pre-event, Meet & Greet with speakers and state leaders along with other benefits, start at $750. For more information, contact Leigh Anne Strickland HERE.

Click HERE for sponsorship details.

The mission of the 1,700-member Elevations Professional Women’s Network is to “enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success.”  Through luncheons and other events featuring high-profile speakers, Elevations provides an affirmative network that connects professional women with the information, resources and contacts that helps them, their businesses and their communities succeed

The Alliance will be able to invoice only for groups of 10 or more. Contact Deb Coffman at DCoffman@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org for more information.

The Alliance cannot issue cancelation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you.   

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‘Women with Energy’ luncheon returns June 20

Elevations‘Women with Energy’
Elevations Professional Women’s Network Luncheon
Thursday, June 20
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Charleston Marriott Town Center

Registration is now open for the third annual “Women with Energy” luncheon, the region’s premier forum on energy policy, economics and employment opportunities for women executives.

The event will be held Thursday, June 20, at the Charleston Marriott Town Center Ballroom.

Elevations is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor DOW.

Sharon O. Flanery, a petroleum engineer and attorney who leads the Steptoe & Johnson Energy Team, will moderate the third annual “Women with Energy,” a roundtable discussion with women business executives, lawyers, engineers and other professionals from the natural gas, coal and renewable energy sectors.

The panel line-up (in formation) includes:

  • Carrie Hightman, executive vice president and chief legal officer, NiSource
  • Miranda Jones, vice president, ESR, Crestwood Midstream Partners, Dallas
  • Joanne Swogger, CNX Gas -Consol Energy, Inc

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with informal networking (optional), followed by a luncheon and program at noon. An invitation-only VIP reception for sponsors and dignitaries is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Click here to register 

Registration is $45 for Alliance members/$55 future members through June 14. Prices increase to $55 Alliance members/$65 future members after that date.

This event is presented by Steptoe & Johnson. Co-sponsors to date are Appalachian Power, CNX Gas -Consol Energy, Inc. and Columbia Pipeline Group.

Sponsorships, which include admission to a VIP pre-event, Meet & Greet with speakers and state leaders along with other benefits, start at $750. For more information, contact Leigh Anne Strickland HERE.

Click HERE for sponsorship details.

The mission of the 1,700-member Elevations Professional Women’s Network is to “enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success.”  Through luncheons and other events featuring high-profile speakers, Elevations provides an affirmative network that connects professional women with the information, resources and contacts that helps them, their businesses and their communities succeed

The Alliance will be able to invoice only for groups of 10 or more. Contact Deb Coffman at DCoffman@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org for more information.

The Alliance cannot issue cancelation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you.

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Register now for ‘Women with Energy’ luncheon on June 20

Elevations‘Women with Energy’
Elevations Professional Women’s Network Luncheon
Thursday, June 20
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Charleston Marriott Town Center

Sponsorship registrations are now open for the third annual “Women with Energy” luncheon, the region’s premier forum on energy policy, economics and employment opportunities for women executives.

The event will be held Thursday, June 20, at the Charleston Marriott Town Center Ballroom.

Elevations is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor DOW.

Sharon O. Flanery, a petroleum engineer and attorney who leads the Steptoe & Johnson Energy Team, will moderate the third annual “Women with Energy,” a roundtable discussion with women business executives, lawyers, engineers and other professionals from the natural gas, coal and renewable energy sectors.

The panel line-up (in formation) includes:

  • Carrie Hightman, executive vice president and chief legal officer, NiSource
  • Miranda Jones, vice president, ESR, Crestwood Midstream Partners, Dallas.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with informal networking (optional), followed by a luncheon and program at noon. An invitation-only VIP reception for sponsors and dignitaries is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Click here to register

Individual registration will open on May 28. Registration is $45 for Alliance members/$55 future members through June 14. Prices increase to $55 Alliance members/$66 future members after that date.

This event is presented by Steptoe & Johnson. Co-sponsors to date are Appalachian Power and Columbia Pipeline Group.

Sponsorships, which include admission to a VIP pre-event, Meet & Greet with speakers and state leaders along with other benefits, start at $750. For more information, contact Leigh Anne Strickland HERE.

Click HERE for sponsorship details.

The mission of the 1,700-member Elevations Professional Women’s Network is to “enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success.”  Through luncheons and other events featuring high-profile speakers, Elevations provides an affirmative network that connects professional women with the information, resources and contacts that helps them, their businesses and their communities succeed

The Alliance will be able to invoice only for groups of 10 or more. Contact Deb Coffman at DCoffman@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org for more information.

The Alliance cannot issue cancelation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you.

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‘Expect to Win’ theme of special Elevations, Inclusion event on May 29

morganstanley_620x350Expect to Win: 
A Conversation with Carla Harris
Wednesday, May 29
11:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences

Carla Harris, managing director and senior client advisor at Morgan Stanley, and author of “Expect to Win,” will be the featured speaker of a special luncheon sponsored by Morgan Stanley and presented in partnership with the Charleston Area Alliance Elevations Professional Women’s Network and the Alliance’s “inclusion=innovation” program.

“Expect to Win:  A Conversation with Carla Harris,” will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 11:30 a.m-1: 15 p.m., at the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences West Virginia.

Harris, one of the most powerful and respected women in business, will share advice, tips and strategies for surviving and thriving in any workplace environment.

Harris has been named to the “Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance” by U.S. Banker; “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America,” by Fortune Magazine; “15 Corporate Women at the Top,” by Ebony; and “The 50 Women Who are Shaping the World,” by Essence magazine.

She received the Women of Power Award from the National Urban League and the Bill and Camille Cosby Award from the Associated Black Charities. Harris earned both her A.B. in economics (magna cum laude) and MBA from Harvard University. She holds numerous honorary degrees and serves on multiple nonprofit and foundation boards.

In her other life, Harris is a singer and has released her third gospel CD, “Unceasing Praise.”  Her second CD, “Joy is Waiting,” was featured on “BET Nightly News,” while her first CD was a bestseller on Amazon.com and was highlighted on the “CBS Evening News” with Dan Rather.

Registration for this special event is free for Alliance members courtesy of Morgan Stanley.  Reservations are very limited and must be made by May 22. There is a maximum of four registrations per company.

Click HERE to register.

The mission of  the 1800-member Elevations Professional Women’s Network, presented by the Alliance and title sponsor DOW, is to “enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success for themselves, their businesses and their community.”

The “inclusion=innovation” initiative was created by the Alliance and title sponsor Ernst & Young to help businesses benefit from the contributions of all segments of our community and build a world-class diverse professional workforce in the Kanawha Valley.

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Finance behind the fantasy at the next Elevations event

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Elevations:
The Business of Fashion
Wednesday, May 8
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
WV Culture Center

Early bird rates have been extended for the next Elevations luncheon.

When it comes to the bottom line, the fashion industry is all business. According to the University of Delaware, $250 billion is spent in the U.S. annually on clothing and accessories, and some 4 million Americans are employed in a fashion-related job.

Charleston native and George Washington High School graduate Rachel Mallory Richards, a shoe designer for some of America’s most successful brands, will share an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the financial decisions that drive style at the next Elevations luncheon, to be held Wednesday, May 8, at the West Virginia Culture Center.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with an informal reception and preview of fashion from local retailers and women-owned businesses to be featured the following day at “Girl on Fire,” the West Virginia Symphony League’s annual fashion show. Lunch will be served at noon.

Reservations for this special event are $45 Alliance members/$55 future members.

Register here

Sponsor tables of eight are available for $750 Alliance members/$850 future members. Please contact Leigh Anne Strickland for more information.

The Elevations Professional Women’s Network is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor DOW.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the University of Cincinnati, Richards designed shoes for DIESEL for two years. During that time, she met her husband Kevin, also a product designer, in San Francisco and took the road north, where she exercised her skills as a soft goods designer.

However, Richards’ love of shoes couldn’t keep her away from opportunities in New York City. She and her husband moved, found a great apartment in the West Village, picked up a French bulldog along the way, and set out to pursue a life of shoes – lots, and lots of shoes. She landed a job with the Jones Group in 2009 and took on the role of design director for B BRIAN ATWOOD, BOUTIQUE 9,
RACHEL Rachel Roy and RACHEL ROY footwear. She was the lead designer who brought B BRIAN ATWOOD to life, helping the brand to win Footwear News Brand Launch of the Year 2011.

On April 1, Richards assumed a new position as Vice President of Design for Kenneth Cole Women’s Footwear. Join us for this exclusive look at the financial reality behind the fantasy of  fashion and a preview of what the well-shod woman will be wearing in months ahead.

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Finance behind the fantasy-early bird rates end Friday for next Elevations event

ElevationsWebElevations:
The Business of Fashion
Wednesday, May 8
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
WV Culture Center

Time is running out to take advantage of the early bird rates for the next Elevations luncheon.

When it comes to the bottom line, the fashion industry is all business. According to the University of Delaware, $250 billion is spent in the U.S. annually on clothing and accessories, and some 4 million Americans are employed in a fashion-related job.

Charleston native and George Washington High School graduate Rachel Mallory Richards, a shoe designer for some of America’s most successful brands, will share an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the financial decisions that drive style at the next Elevations luncheon, to be held Wednesday, May 8, at the West Virginia Culture Center.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with an informal reception and preview of fashion from local retailers and women-owned businesses to be featured the following day at “Girl on Fire,” the West Virginia Symphony League’s annual fashion show. Lunch will be served at noon.

Reservations for this special event are $45 Alliance members/$55 future members through this Friday. Prices increase to $60 Alliance members/$70 future members after that date.

Register here

Sponsor tables of eight are available for $750 Alliance members/$850 future members. Please contact Leigh Anne Strickland at LStrickland@charlestonareaalliance.org for more information.

The Elevations Professional Women’s Network is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor DOW.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the University of Cincinnati, Richards designed shoes for DIESEL for two years. During that time, she met her husband Kevin, also a product designer, in San Francisco and took the road north, where she exercised her skills as a soft goods designer.

However, Richards’ love of shoes couldn’t keep her away from opportunities in New York City. She and her husband moved, found a great apartment in the West Village, picked up a French bulldog along the way, and set out to pursue a life of shoes – lots, and lots of shoes. She landed a job with the Jones Group in 2009 and took on the role of design director for B BRIAN ATWOOD, BOUTIQUE 9, RACHEL Rachel Roy and RACHEL ROY footwear. She was the lead designer who brought B BRIAN ATWOOD to life, helping the brand to win Footwear News Brand Launch of the Year 2011.

On April 1, Richards assumed a new position as Vice President of Design for Kenneth Cole Women’s Footwear. Join us for this exclusive look at the financial reality behind the fantasy of  fashion and a preview of what the well-shod woman will be wearing in months ahead

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Intersection of fashion and finance focus of next Elevations luncheon

ElevationsElevations:
The Business of Fashion
Wednesday, May 8
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
WV Culture Center

When it comes to the bottom line, the fashion industry is all business. According to the University of Delaware, $250 billion is spent in the U.S. annually on clothing and accessories, and some 4 million Americans are employed in a fashion-related job.

Charleston native and George Washington High School graduate Rachel Mallory Richards, a shoe designer for some of America’s most successful brands, will share an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the financial decisions that drive style at the next Elevations luncheon, to be held Wednesday, May 8, at the West Virginia Culture Center.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with an informal reception and preview of fashion from local retailers and women-owned businesses to be featured the following day at “Girl on Fire,” the West Virginia Symphony League’s annual fashion show. Lunch will be served at noon.

Reservations for this special event are $45 Alliance members/$55 future members through Friday, April 26. Prices increase to $60 Alliance members/$70 future members after that date.

Register here

Sponsor tables of eight are available for $750 Alliance members/$850 future members. Please contact Leigh Anne Strickland for more information.

The Elevations Professional Women’s Network is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor DOW.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the University of Cincinnati, Richards designed shoes for DIESEL for two years. During that time, she met her husband Kevin, also a product designer, in San Francisco and took the road north, where she exercised her skills as a soft goods designer.

However, Richards’ love of shoes couldn’t keep her away from opportunities in New York City. She and her husband moved, found a great apartment in the West Village, picked up a French bulldog along the way, and set out to pursue a life of shoes – lots, and lots of shoes. She landed a job with the Jones Group in 2009 and took on the role of design director for B BRIAN ATWOOD, BOUTIQUE 9, RACHEL
Rachel Roy and RACHEL ROY footwear. She was the lead designer who brought B BRIAN ATWOOD to life, helping the brand to win Footwear News Brand Launch of the Year 2011.

On April 1, Richards assumed a new position as Vice President of Design for Kenneth Cole Women’s Footwear. Join us for this exclusive look at the financial reality behind the fantasy of fashion and a preview of what the well-shod woman will be wearing in months ahead.

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Heart and ‘sole’ of business at the next Elevations luncheon

ElevationsElevations:
The Business of Fashion
Wednesday, May 8
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
WV Culture Center

When it comes to the bottom line, the fashion industry is all business. According to the University of Delaware, $250 billion is spent in the U.S. annually on clothing and accessories, and some 4 million Americans are employed in a fashion-related job.

Charleston native and George Washington High School graduate Rachel Mallory Richards, a shoe designer for some of America’s most successful brands, will share an insider’s view of the fashion industry and the financial decisions that drive style at the next Elevations luncheon, to be held Wednesday, May 8, at the West Virginia Culture Center.

The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with an informal reception and preview of fashion from local retailers to be featured the following day at “Girl on Fire,” the West Virginia Symphony League’s annual fashion show. Lunch will be served at noon.

Reservations for this special event are $45 Alliance members/$55 future members through Friday, April 26. Prices increase to $60 Alliance members/$70 future members after that date.

Register here

Sponsor tables of eight are available for $750 Alliance members/$850 future members. Please contact Leigh Anne Strickland for more information.

The Elevations Professional Women’s Network is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor DOW. After earning a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the University of Cincinnati, Richards designed shoes for DIESEL for two years.

During that time, she met her husband Kevin, also a product designer, in San Francisco and took the road north, where she exercised her skills as a soft goods designer. However, Richards’ love of shoes couldn’t keep her away from opportunities in New York City.

She and her husband moved, found a great apartment in the West Village, picked up a French bulldog along the way, and set out to pursue a life of shoes – lots, and lots of shoes. She landed a job with the Jones Group in 2009 and took on the role of design director for B BRIAN ATWOOD, BOUTIQUE 9, RACHEL Rachel Roy and RACHEL ROY footwear. She was the lead designer who brought B BRIAN ATWOOD to life, helping the brand to win Footwear News Brand Launch of the Year 2011.

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Elevations honors women veterans this Wednesday

ElevationsElevations
Professional Women’s Luncheon
Wednesday, March 6
Noon- 1:15 p.m. Check-in begins at 11:45 a.m.
Embassy Suites
300 Court Street

In conjunction with Women’s Day at the Legislature, Elevations is proud to partner with the WV Women’s Commission to present “Empowering Female Veterans and Women in Military Families,” a luncheon and workshop to be held March 6 at the Embassy Suites.

The featured F7 Group promotes business, training and entrepreneurial opportunities for women who serve. Attendees will enjoy a networking luncheon, followed by optional breakout training sessions with the renowned F7 Group.

The event will open at 11:45 a.m. with informal networking, followed by a luncheon program at noon.

Registration is $30 for Alliance members, $40 for future members through Friday, March 1. Fees increase to $40 Alliance members and $50 future members after that date.

Click HERE to register.

Women veterans are invited to attend with a complimentary ticket. Veterans should contact Leigh Anne Strickland as soon as possible to reserve your seat.

If you work with an Alliance member business and need assistance locating your password to access exclusive member discounts, please email Leigh Anne Strickland.

Elevations is presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and Title Sponsor DOW. The mission of the 1,800-member group is to enrich, empower and elevate women to achieve success for themselves, their businesses and their community.

About the F7 Group

Recognizing and believing in the courage, value adn abilties of women who serve our country in many different capacities, the F7 Group provides fundamental tools, systems and networks through retreats, boot camps and technology based platforms. The group also provides corporate training programs to teach companies “how to speak VET”. Visit the F7 Group online to learn more about the services, trainings and programs offered for women veterans and the corporate and business communities.

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