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Welcome to the Fifth Annual Having It All Women’s Summit. Lisa and Betsy are humbled by the success of Having It All and are confident that Having It All: RESILIENCE In Times of Volatility will exceed your expectations. Welcome back to friends who have joined us before and welcome to our first time attendees. We promise that you will learn from our panelists and just as importantly, you will learn from each other. Friendships have been born at Having It All and many of the women who have attended previous events meet regularly throughout the year to strengthen their networks.
“Having it All offers the opportunity to learn collaboratively, share experiences and find your voice so that you can bring your best self to all that you do. You will leave feeling engaged, empowered and invigorated.” --Lisa
“When Lisa and I planned the inaugural Having it All Summit in 2013 we never imagined the depth of the impact it would have on the women who participated. This year I’m sure that we’ll have another powerful, informative, engaging – and fun evening.” --Betsy
Betsy’s life purpose is to help people acknowledge their greatness. Her dream is for women to acknowledge their innate ability to be extraordinary leaders. Betsy’s passion is to inspire women to realize their full potential. Engaging her futuristic and maximizer strengths, she positively emboldens women to strategically create their ideal future and to get what they want, need and deserve - at the highest level.
A certified executive coach and owner of E. L. Smith Consulting, Betsy works with executive and professional women who are frustrated because their ideas are not being heard in their organization or their business is not growing. She coaches these women to embrace their strengths, identify their values and create an action plan to become relevant, credible and influential.
Betsy has served in numerous leadership roles. She was Chair of the Pensacola, FL Symphony Board and chaired the national Association of Community Colleges’ Continuing Education Council. She is a graduate of Leadership Pensacola, Leadership Florida and the Cornell Executive leadership Institute. One of her favorite roles is that of Mentor and she has served as a Mentor to the RTP chapter of the Healthcare Business Women’s for three years. Additionally, she co-created the Mentor Program for Connected Women of North Carolina. In 2012 Betsy was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as an outstanding woman in business in the Mentor Category.
A proud Texas Aggie, Betsy’s BA is from The University of Texas and her MEd and her PhD are from Texas A&M. She was recognized as one of the Thirty Distinguished Graduates of the College of Education during the thirty year celebration. She co-authored Second blooming for Women: Growing a Life that Matters After Fifty.
Betsy is an avid sports fan and plays tennis and golf.
E. L. "Betsy" Smith
E.L. Smith Consulting
Lisa M Gabriel, CFP®, ChFC®
President & CEO
Pinafore Wealth Counsel, Inc
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Lisa’s passion is to inspire women to take charge of their life. She offers wisdom, a fresh perspective and encourages education and self-confidence. Lisa believes that it is important for women to “lean on” as well as “lean in.”
As President and CEO of Pinafore Wealth Counsel Inc., Lisa serves as a role model for women to manage their human capital as well as their financial capital. She encourages women to establish a healthy relationship with money.
Lisa’s experience includes 20+ years as an institutional investor for such notable names as Duke Management Company and Oak Value Capital Management. Serving as an advisor to a Duke University Trustee led Lisa to choose working with individuals over institutional investing. Lisa is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and also holds the Chartered Financial Consultant designation, ChFC®. She is a frequent speaker on financial topics such as Tax Smart Investment Strategies, Inspired Philanthropy and Legacy Planning, and Wealth Building for Women. Lisa received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from West Virginia State University.
Lisa gives back to the community by serving on the Durham County Women’s Commission and teaching at the Duke University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). She served on the Board of Women Starting Over After 50, is a member of the Durham-Orange Estate Planning Council, First Presbyterian Church and is an avid golfer.