November 15, 2012


Power Plays for Women: How to go from the Mailroom to the Boardroom

Betsy Smith
Business Consultant, Coach, Speaker & Author
Owner/CEO, E.L. Smith Consulting


Wilmington Convention Center

515 Nutt Street

E. L. “Betsy” Smith works with executive and professional women who are unafraid to build their legacy and leave their mark. She understands that navigating the corporate jungle can be hell on a pair of pumps and teaches these women when to wear flats and when to wear stilettos.A certified, results-based 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. She was president of the Pensacola Symphony Board during their first fund raising campaign and she learned when not to wear pink in the boardroom.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 knows how it feels to wear a skirt when playing on the boys’ team. She 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, when women were not welcome, and subsequently was a founding member and president of another Rotary club. Yes, Betsy learned to play golf because she was not going to be left out.Mentoring is one of Betsy’s favorite roles and she has taught untold numbers of women “how to be one of the boys – without being one of the boys.”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.


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McColl & Associates
PO Box 3415
Wilmington, NC 28406

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