Wonder Woman in Business, Jennifer Smuts


Jennifer Smuts

CMO, Connolly Gallagher

Jennifer Smuts

A senior marketing executive with broad experience across business-to-business marketing in large, medium and small sized law firms, Jennifer’s key strengths lie in strategic and organizational development. She is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Connolly Gallagher LLP.

As a founding member and past-President of the Legal Marketing Association-Metro Philadelphia Chapter, Jennifer is actively involved at the regional and national levels of this organization. She also served as co-Executive Editor of Strategies, the Journal of The Legal Marketing Association. 

Most recently Jennifer joined the 2020 Women On Boards campaign and co-chairs the Wilmington Steering Committee. The overall goal is to educate women about how they can navigate their own contacts to get on corporate boards and be a part of the larger national conversation. 

Prior to building her marketing career in the U.S., she lived and worked overseas. In Melbourne, Australia she worked as a Marketing Analyst for the Bank of Melbourne (now ANZ bank). In Kwazulu Natal, South Africa she worked as a contract marketer for Unilever and volunteered at the U.S. Consulate General.

With a strong desire to raise awareness about the environment and energy consumption in general, Jennifer co-founded aFewSteps.org, a community organization that raises awareness and promotes environmental responsibility in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania and neighboring communities.

Jennifer Smuts

Connect with Jennifer:

Jennifer L. Smuts, Chief Marketing Officer


1201 North Market Street  ·  20th Floor  ·  Wilmington, DE 19801

Tel: 302-888-6206 

Website:  www.connollygallagher.com

Email: jsmuts@connollygallagher.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennsmuts

Wonder Woman in Business, Kristin Campbell

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Kristin Campbell

San Francisco Wine School, CFO, Co-Owner

As a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Kristin Campbell fell in love with the smell of wine in the barrel rooms of her winery clients during inventory counts, while obtaining her Certified Public Accountant license with KPMG more than 25 years ago.  Soon after, a young, introductory level sommelier, working the floor at Left Bank in Menlo Park, opened her eyes to wine in a new way and inspired her even further.  From there, her passion for wine and food excelled quickly as did her career in the High-Tech Startup world of Silicon Valley.  Kristin held various management and executive positions in finance and operations until 2001 when she began independently consulting for young technology companies, helping CEOs build their businesses from the ground up.  During that time, Kristin also donated her time extensively to education, holding various board and committee seats in the Menlo Park City School District.

In early 2013, the universe conspired to reunite her with that inspirational, now Master Sommelier, 16 years after her memorable encounter at Left Bank. This time she was inspired by the business trifecta - wine, education and another startup challenge.  Together, Kristin and David Glancy, MS CWE partnered to write the business plan for his visionary San Francisco Wine School, now the largest wine school in the U.S.  Today, Kristin is Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer, a California Wine Appellation Specialist CWAS® and the San Francisco Bay Area Ambassador for Women of the Vine & Spirits.  Forever in search of the perfect bite, she enjoys hiking, cooking, fine dining and experimenting with food and wine pairings.  

November 2, 2019 Luxury Wine Anniversary Celebration & Scholarship Auction!

A Glancy Wine Education Fund Benefit

Event Description

You won't want to miss this year's Luxury Wine Anniversary Celebration & Scholarship Auction the evening of Saturday, November 2nd! Guests will be welcomed by a Luxury Wine Tasting Bazaar featuring some of the finest producers from around the globe, the opening events for San Francisco Wine School’s wacky Somm Service Olympics and a silent auction full of unique wine items and experiences you won't find anywhere else! 

Then, we'll all sit down to the main event: a live 4-course food pairing competition between 2 of the Bay Area's top young sommeliers: Jienna Basaldu of The Morris, San Francisco and Mark Guillaudeu of Commis, Oakland.  This Battle of the Bay will be moderated by VIP judges, Leslie Sbrocco, host of PBS’s hit series, Check Please! and celebrated wine author, Alder Yarrow.  Guests will indulge in the epicurean dining experience created by Chef Danae McLaughlin and Master Sommelier David Glancy as they cast their vote for the best pairings of the night!  They’ll also love the opportunity to bid in a live auction for the ultimate luxury wine lots and experiences and support the next generation of wine professionals!

All event & auction proceeds will benefit the 501c3 qualified Glancy Wine Education Fund, providing scholarships to low income students looking to start or advance a career in wine or hospitality. Learn more, donate or apply.

Watch Our Prior Year Event Recap Video

Read Somm Journal Article About the Event "Action Packed Philanthropy!"

Date & Time

Saturday, November 2, 2019

6:00 PM -  8:00 PM

  • Luxury Wine Bazaar

  • SFWS Somm Service Olympics

  • Silent Auction

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

  • The Ultimate Food Pairing Competition

  • Live Auction


Early Bird Pricing:

$295 Before October 15th

Subject to Availability:

$345 October 16th - 31st

$395 After October 31st

To give our guests the highest quality experience possible, seating is extremely limited. Don't wait to buy your tickets - last year's pairing competition SOLD OUT!

Additional Event Information

Want to support the cause, but can't attend the event this year?

Donate directly to the Glancy Wine Education Fund instead!
Want to provide press coverage of the event and interview the panel?

Media may apply for access here!

Want to donate auction items, volunteer, or nominate a contestant?
Let us know!  

About the Glancy Wine Education Fund 

At San Francisco Wine School, we believe that every motivated and engaged student should have access to high quality, professional education in their trade. Since our inception in 2011, we have been providing tuition assistance and internship programs to worthy students interested in starting or advancing their career in the wine industry.  In 2017, we launched the Glancy Wine Education Fund allowing us to greatly expand financial assistance to those in need. 97% of our applicants earn less than living wage. Learn more, donate or apply

Learn more about San Francisco Wine School's Vision


All attendees must be at least 21 years of age


San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Click for parking, transit & hotel information

Kristin Campbell


Email: KCampbell@SFWineschool.com

LinkedIn: in/kristin-campbell-70059568

Kristin Campbell, CWAS, Chief Operating Officer

O: 650.763.1324

M: 650.868.6703

Website: www.sfwineschool.com

See Our Upcoming Certification Programs, Workshops, & Special Events!

Enjoy the video of the venue…

Founded by David Glancy, MS, The San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the US offering the most thoughtful approach to study for professionals and enthusiasts everywhere. Follow David as he gives a grand tour of our beautiful education facility and all of it's many offerings from professional programs to private events both large and small.

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Wonder Women in Business Ally, Charles Stone

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Charles Stone

City of Belmont

Charles Stone a lifelong resident of San Mateo County. He graduated from UC San Diego and Santa Clara University School of Law. Charles is an attorney by profession and is Of Counsel to the Law Offices of Katherine R. Moore, in addition to running his own small practice.

After a long history of education activism and youth sports volunteerism in Belmont, he was elected to the Belmont City Council in 2013 and served as Mayor in 2017. In 2018, he was elected to serve a second term.

Charles has also served on the San Mateo County Transit District Board of Directors since 2015 (Chair, 2018), the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board of Directors (Caltrain) since 2018, and the San Mateo County Library Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors since 2014 (Chair, 2018 - present.) He was part of the working group that brought Peninsula Clean Energy to live and serves as a Governing Board Member with that organization, as well.

He is a strong supporter of the San Mateo County High School Mock Trial program and served as a scorer from 2005-2018. In 2018, Charles began coaching the Carlmont High School Mock Trial team.

Charles lives in Belmont with his wife, Jessica, and two daughters, Sophia and Sara (who both attend public school).

Charles Stone

Connect with Charles:

Email: CStone@Belmont.gov or charles@charles-stone.com

Phone: (650) 832-1694

Twitter: @cstonebmont

Instagram: @cstonebmont

Facebook: cstonebmont

LinkedIn: in/charles-stone-30a7204/

Wonder Woman in Business -- with the coolest name ever -- Laura Leopard

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Laura Leopard

Leopard Solutions

Laura Leopard is the founder and CEO of Leopard Solutions, which provides the world’s largest and most accurate law firm database for legal recruiters, attorneys, law firms, corporations, and law schools. Leopard Solutions competitive intelligence program, Firmscape, offers current and historical data for the legal industry. She has been instrumental in Leopard Solutions’ growth and development over the past 15 years and continues to push the envelope designing new systems and data points for their expanding client base.  

Laura began her career as an actress in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, and moved to New York to pursue greater opportunities. She still ‘keeps her hand in’ the acting game, performing with yet another entrepreneurial venture Gotham Radio Theatre, which she founded in 2010.

Leopard Solutions delivers the highest quality and most accurate, in-depth essential information on leading law firms and attorneys in easily searchable products.

Established in 2002 to deliver current, high-quality and cost-effective candidate and law firm research solutions, Leopard Solutions has grown into the most recognized and trusted legal data provider in the United States among legal recruiters, attorneys, law firms, corporations, and law schools. Continuously aggregated and vetted by our legal search experts, the high level of quality and depth of our data is unmatched in the industry.

Developed in direct response to the professional needs of our clients and emerging industry trends, our technology is continuously updated to ensure relevancy and your competitive edge. Our diverse data solutions are designed to fulfill a wide variety of intelligence needs, from job search to recruitment to competitive intelligence for attorneys, corporations and law firms

Laura Leopard


Laura Leopard, CEO

Leopard Solutions

Email: laura@leopardsolutions.com

LinkedIn: in/lauraleopard

Wonder Women in Business Ally, Scott Love

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Scott Love

The Attorney Search Group

Scott Love is the founder of the Attorney Search Group and is a high-stakes headhunter and “sports agent” for law firm partners. Scott has been a recruiter since 1995 and is one of the leading experts in his field.  He produces and is the host for The Partner Podcast, has written over 250 articles on recruiting and leadership, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Huffington Post, and dozens of business publications across the globe. 

He is the author of Why They Follow: How to Lead with Positive Influence and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Maryland.  Prior to entering the business world, he was third in command of a U S Navy ship and during his shore duty tour was a leadership trainer at the world’s largest naval base. 

Scott works primarily in the DC and New York legal markets and lives in Virginia with his wife, two children, two cats, and a rescue dog, “Ruby.”

In addition to recruiting, he is also a professional watercolor artist.  

Scott Love, CEO

The Attorney Search Group


LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/scotttlove


Phone: 202 836 6958 (Work)

Email: scott@scottlove.com

Wonder Woman in Business, Alissa Carpenter

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Alissa Carpenter

Everything’s Not OK and That’s OK


Thank you for stopping by! I started my business in 2015 as a side hustle while working full time at the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and took it full time in 2017. Throughout my career at different universities, I noticed that students would be optimistic when talking with their friends about their professional future, last exam, or how they felt overall. But when I met with them one-on-one, everything wasn’t OK and they were open and honest about how they were really feeling. These conversations led to my business name… Everything’s Not OK and That’s OK. 

We tend to hide behind our feelings and failures and try to put on a brave face. But, life isn’t always OK.  Whether you’re a college student, young professional, business owner, manager, or executive; it’s important to be honest with ourselves and others about where we are and where we might want to go. True transparency and honesty make us stronger as individuals, teams and organizations.

I am passionate about helping others and their organizations take their communication to the next level. When we admit that we’re not OK, we open ourselves up to learn and experience things that we might not otherwise have done. 

While I started the business as a way to help young professionals transition into their careers and find ways to stand out and get noticed; I now work directly with organizations and their leaders. I collaborate with them to bridge communication barriers between teams, generations, geography, and job functions; providing my clients with a strategic communication plan. I use my certifications (StrengthsFinder, MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory) across industries including: broadcasting, medical, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, industrial, education and government.

I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with non-profits to Fortune 500 companies and get to the bottom of pain points with employees. I facilitate spaces for them to come together and learn from one another. It’s during these training sessions and speaking engagements that I continue to bring to light that employees of all levels and backgrounds are looking to do good work, develop within their roles, and enhance the organization’s mission. I also provide strategies to communicate their needs, wants, and expectations in ways that each individual can understand and implement.  

My expertise has been featured in media outlets such as ForbesCNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, Moneyish and more. I come to every training and speaking engagement with an upbeat personality and true passion for wanting the audience and their organizations to get to the next level. I try to bring a fresh perspective that drives positive change both at the event and after.

I would love to get to know you and your organization’s needs. Sign up for a free discovery call to identify how we can work together to take you and your organization to the next level.

Fun Facts:

  • Certified Yoga instructor

  • Mom of 2

  • Phillies fan

  • Buy way too many shoes

Alissa Carpenter

Connect with Alissa:

Alissa Carpenter, M. Ed

Everything’s Not OK and That’s OK ®
Keynote Speaker and Facilitator

Phone: 267.469.0164

Email: alissa@notokthatsok.com 

Website: www.notokthatsokcoach.com 

LinkedIn: LinkedIn 

Twitter: Twitter 

Book: Preorder: How to Listen and How to Be Heard: Inclusive Conversations at Work

Podcast: Listen to Humanize Your Workplace podcast

Training: Check out my corporate training programs

Enjoy Alissa’s Tedx Talk below: