Barbara Elaine Smith was not just the first in so many areas, she was also magical. Always smiling, sharing, helping, and encouraging other women to be their best. When she burst onto the scene as our very own lifestyle expert, TV show host, restaurateur, and all around entrepreneur, our community rallied and could not have been prouder of her.
She was an inaugural speaker 21 years ago at our first Odyssey Network Business Retreat and did not hesitate to do all that she could throughout the years to make this a success.
I celebrate her life and am grateful that she is at peace.