Elevations: Luncheon Featuring Alys Smith

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Name: Elevations: Luncheon Featuring Alys Smith
Date: April 26, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
Registration is closed for our April 26 Elevations luncheon. We encourage you to register for our September 8th Elevations event with Supreme Court Justice Haley Bunn

Join the Charleston Area Alliance’s Elevations professional women’s network luncheon at the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council on April 26th as we welcome keynote speaker Alys Smith, Co-Founder, Wing 2 Wing Foundation, First Lady of Marshall University, and Attorney

Elevations is presented by AARP WV & DOW. 

As co-founder of the Wing 2 Wing Foundation, Alys supports and facilitates many philanthropic activities that increase access to education, open entrepreneurial doors and preserve and promote the natural environment of Appalachia. Additionally, Alys is passionate about her role and platform as the First Lady of Marshall University supporting women’s equality and empowerment. Her goal is to empower women in Appalachia and beyond to realize their full potential on whatever path they may choose.
 As a certified mediator and licensed attorney, Alys Smith seeks justice for all, regardless of social or economic status. Since 2005, she has worked with several non-profits focused on education and adolescent counseling, served as a mentor and as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for young women. She also serves on the boards of the New Opportunity School for Women in Berea, Kentucky and the Education Alliance in Charleston, West Virginia.
As an attorney, Alys spent her career working for the Ohio Attorney General, several law firms in Ohio, Connecticut, and New Jersey, and she was recently admitted to the West Virginia Bar. She is the founder of Better2Mediate, a firm that provides mediation services to people seeking conflict resolution as an alternative to litigation. She currently serves as a Guardian Ad Litem representing the best interests of children in abuse and neglect cases across West Virginia. Alys received her B.S. from The Ohio State University and a J.D. from The University of Akron School of Law.
The Wing 2 Wing Foundation provides increased access and support for education, entrepreneurship mentoring and investment, and works to help residents preserve and enjoy the natural beauty of Appalachia. Alys co-founded Wing 2 Wing in 2019 alongside her husband, Brad D. Smith. Alys is also a dedicated mother of two adult children, Devon and Payton.
Event Sponsors:



Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council
321 Virginia St W.
Charleston, WV 25302
Date/Time Information:
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The event opens at 11:30 a.m. with informal networking, followed by a luncheon at 12:00 p.m. and remarks by keynote speaker.
Contact Information:
Johanna Miesner
$50 for Alliance members
$60 for future Alliance members

After April 25 at 11:30 a.m.
$60 for Alliance members
$70 for future Alliance members
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