About the Academy:
"We Built this City:
Imagine. Create. Lead."
Elevations Enrichment and Leadership Academy
Wednesday, October 30
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
"We Built this City: Imagine. Create. Lead" is presented by West Virginia American Water. The event runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 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 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; and 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. Separate registration is required.
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.
Opening speaker is Mary Beth Heydrick of DOW, the company’s business manufacturing technology leader. Based in Freeport, Texas, Heydrick will share perspectives on leadership, innovation, risk and change.
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
Connie Park Rice, PhD, WVU Department of History
Gina Rugeley, Junior League of Charleston
Susie Salisbury, Charleston Area Alliancie
Danielle Snidow, Uncork & Create
Deb Weinstein, YWCA of Charleston
Early bird registration is $90 for Alliance members and $100 for future members.
A range of exclusive sponsorship opportunities is available. For more information, contact JoEllen Zacks, email@example.com.
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 cannot issue cancelation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you.
Additional Exciting Information:
Organizations who purchase an expo table will be accessible and on display from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. These expo sponsors will also be featured during a portion of the event's scheduled networking activities. Reserve your table as soon as possible! Click HERE to sign up for the expo.
Continuing Education Credit
This event will be submitted for continuing education credit for attorneys and CPAs
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Those interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact JoEllen Zacks.
Those interested in purchasing an expo table, please contact Matthew Thompson.