Meet Alison Forche of Forche Law

My name is Alison Forche. I serve on two committees - programming and communications.

Tell us about your business.

I am a family law attorney trained in mediation, parent coordination, co-parent coaching, as a guardian ad litem, and as an early neutral evaluator. I focus my practice specifically on family (custody) and eldercare mediation and conflict resolution.

What inspired you to get into your business?

I began practice as a family law attorney and loved helping clients transition through this major life change. I stopped practicing to care for my premature child and help run my husband's business. I decided to start my business and focus on family mediation and conflict resolution because I believe the family should have the opportunity to work together to transition through these life changes and should define the best path for their future rather than a court.

What are your three best practices or best tips that every NAWBO member needs to hear?

  1. Be curious, be open-minded and be present every day.
  2. Define your priorities and make sure your decisions serve/honor your priorities.
  3. Get involved - the most authentic opportunities to make great friends, to learn valuable tools and advice from amazing people and to enrich your life both professionally and personally is to be actively engaged.

What does your future look like?

My future is continuing to grow my business and learn how best to help those I serve, to savor my son's final year of high school and guide him as he makes important choices for his next stage of life and to help my husband grow his business.

What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy reading, exercising outdoors, practicing yoga and meditating.

What is your company website?

I have not created one at this time - my email is forchelaw at

NAWBO Columbus August Digital Newsletter

Join NAWBO Columbus in looking back at the highlights of 2018 and ahead to what 2019 will bring! 

The newsletter gives a look at who our members are, the exciting collaborations that are taking place and ways to get invloved!   

You can click and connect with NAWBO Columbus members, events and sponsors.

Thanks to NAWBO Columbus members and corporate partners Cathy Hunsinger, Interplay Mobile Publishing, Brenda Pritchett, Old Trail Printing and Cari L. Jones, Elephant Creative Co. for their partnership on the newsletter!

Click HERE to read the latest issue.

NAWBO Columbus Business Champion Award

Congratulations to Mary McCarthy, winner of this year’s NAWBO Columbus Business Champion Award! Announced this past Thursday at the Chapter’s Annual Meeting, the award recognizes one outstanding person who advocates for the growth and success of women in business. Honorees must support legislative and regulatory efforts, work to increase business and financial opportunities, improve the business climate and be an advocate for women business owners. Overall, the honoree helps to enable women business owners across Central Ohio to achieve their potential.

Mary, Owner and President of YMT Consultants, exemplifies these qualities and many more in advocating for women business owners across Ohio. Over the past several years, Mary has been actively involved in many of the Chapter’s public policy efforts. For example, she was instrumental in the efforts to get approval of the Women's Microbusiness Legislation, HB5. Mary has over 20 years of experience as a business owner and consultant, she is a member of NAWBO's public policy committee and is an advocate for women business owners. In addition to YMT Consultants, Mary is Co-Founder of the Women's Small Business Accelerator (WSBA), helping many women to start and grow their businesses across the Columbus area.  

We would like to congratulate Mary again for winning this year’s Business Champion Award!