Beth K. Smith Set Gold Standard for Supporting Women in the Kansas City Community
On Wednesday, April 19, the Kansas City community lost one of its most innovative and preeminent leaders. Beth K. Smith spent a lifetime championing causes across the KC metro area, leaving behind a legacy that will be felt for generations.

"We have lost a cherished asset to this community," says Sherry Turner, WEN President. "Beth was one of the most influential leaders for many decades. So many women and families have been profoundly impacted by her determination. Our community owes a great deal of gratitude to Beth and the legacy of her entire family." 

Beth's philanthropic and professional legacy includes involvement in the areas of racial justice, gender equality, the Jewish Community, and nonprofit leadership. She was on numerous local and national boards, and established the Women's Employment Network with her friend and colleague Marjorie Powell Allen in 1986.  

To learn more about the life of Beth K. Smith and her impact on the Kansas City community, click here.
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