Inspiring Women


Inspiring Women

Last week I had the opportunity to join the ELYSIAN team during their international licensing kickoff in Switzerland. The trip began with a cultural roundtable between several powerful and influential women from the United States and Switzerland. Karen Floyd, the Publisher of ELYSIAN, led this exchange between international attorneys, businesswomen, former ambassadors, biologist, publishers and authors, and embassy officials.

Among these amazing ladies in attendance was Chitra Narayanan, former Ambassador of India. She began her career as a journalist and quickly moved into a career as a diplomat. Chitra served as Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia, Turkey, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and the Holy See (Vatican). Now she serves as an independent Strategic Advisor for businesses and think tanks across Asia, South East Asia, China, and Turkey regarding corporate gender equality.

One of the main features of ELYSIAN magazine are the interviews between Karen and one of the Inspiring Women she meets throughout the world. Chitra will be featured in the magazine among many others that we had the pleasure of meeting during the few days we spent in Switzerland. Many thanks to Karen Floyd and the ELYSIAN team for the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing trip.

Thank you,
Billy Leach

ELYSIAN Celebration Reception

Last week I had the opportunity to join the ELYSIAN team in Charleston, SC during the 74th US Women’s Open Championship. We came together to celebrate the achievements that women have made and continue to make in the world of golf (the theme of our spring issue). The first portion of the evening was the beautiful cover reveal of the Spring 2019 issue featuring the very talented amateur golfer Lucy Li. And Hall of Fame Golfer Beth Daniels, winner of over 30 LPGA tour events and Co-Chair of the US Women’s Open joined the celebration and has a wonderful interview in the magazine.

Karen Floyd, Founder & Publisher of ELYSIAN magazine introduced me to some very inspiring and influential women during the event. One of these women, Senator Katrina Shealy, when elected to the SC State Senate was the only female Senator in the entire state.

Across the board, ELYSIAN brought together politicians, Olympians, Hall of Famers, CEOs, authors, and many more powerful individuals to celebrate and support the continued success of women in the sport of golf. Moreover, as the night progressed I was able to hear stories first hand of the great achievements that these remarkable women have made not only to their state but across the nation.

It was an honor to be in the room with this group of exceptional people and I look forward to the many stories of great change and triumph that this ELYSIAN Circle of Women continues to do every day!

Thank You,

Billy Leach