Cylia E. Lowe


Attorney, native New Yorker with Jamaican roots, MD area woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., The Links, Inc., Junior Leaguer, world traveler, President & CEO of a small business & so much more. 

Cylia Lowe is empowering you with the tools you need to unlock your full potential to live your best life.



Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated had its humble beginnings as the vision of nine college students on the campus of Howard University in 1908. Since then, the sorority has flourished into a globally-impactful organization of over 290,000 college-trained members, bound by the bonds of sisterhood and empowered by a commitment to servant-leadership that is both domestic and international in its scope.

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The Junior League

The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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The Links Inc.

The Links, Incorporated founded in 1946, is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

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Cylia Lowe

Cylia E. Lowe-Smith, Esq., is a native New Yorker who graduated with a degree in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park. In 2003 she graduated with a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law with a concentration in Family Studies. She later completed her Masters degree at the University of Baltimore in Negotiations & Conflict Management.  Cylia is a practicing attorney for the Federal Government specializing in the area of federal employment law. Prior to her current position, Cylia was a Prosecutor for the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office.

During her tenure as an Assistant States’ Attorney she prosecuted a variety of criminal cases including drug cases, prostitution, criminal traffic matters, theft, and domestic violence cases. As a member of the Domestic Violence Vertical Prosecution team she handled domestic violence cases at both the district and the circuit court levels.

Cylia lives by the quote “Service is the rent we pay for living here on earth” so in her spare time Cylia also enjoys being a volunteer mediator and mentoring Jessica; a teenager at the Baltimore Women’s Leadership Academy. She loves to travel both domestically and internationally and has visited 41 out of 50 states and over 20 countries, and her ultimate goal is to keep living her best life ever!  And on July 4th of 2015 she married her best friend and biggest supporter, Marcus Smith on the beach in beautiful Montego Bay, Jamaica.  



Awards & Recognitions

Awards & Recognitions Listed

Leadership in the Law 2017~ Leadership in Law recognizes Maryland’s legal professionals – lawyers and judges – whose dedication to their occupation and to their communities is outstanding. Winners are selected by an outside panel of legal and business leaders. The Daily Record launched the Leadership in Law Awards in 2001 as a way to recognize the outstanding work being done by members of the legal community throughout Maryland. The Daily Record's Leadership in Law honorees make a tremendous impact on their profession, the community and our state. In addition, each is committed to mentoring the next generation of legal professionals. Mentoring is a critical component to receiving the Leadership in Law Award, and this year's honorees demonstrate that strong commitment to future leaders of the law profession.

Daily Record’s Maryland Top 100 Women 2016 ~ 100 women from throughout the state of Maryland are awarded this honor in recognition of women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring. The winners are selected by an outside panel of business leaders based on professional accomplishment, community involvement and commitment to mentoring

Junior League of Baltimore, President 2015-2016 ~ First African American President in the Organization’s 104 year history

Pi Omega chapter of Omega Psi Phi’s Citizen of the Year Award 2014

Baltimore Sun Magazine’s 50 Women to Watch 2014~ This is the second year that The Sun has selected 50 women to highlight. Last year’s list included such intriguing figures as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, comedian Amy Schumer and Boston bombing survivor Ericka Brannock. The women selected this year promise to be equally fascinating and newsworthy. Nominations and selections are chosen with an eye to representing the diversity of the Baltimore area -- a range of fields, ages, ethnicities and towns/neighborhoods.

Daily Record’s Maryland Top 100 Women 2014 ~ 100 women from throughout the state of Maryland are awarded this honor in recognition of women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring. The winners are selected by an outside panel of business leaders based on professional accomplishment, community involvement and commitment to mentoring

Associated Black Charities Board Pipeline Program Graduate 2013~ Associated Black Charities’  Board Pipeline Leadership Development Project is committed to developing a pipeline of professionals from racially under-represented communities as well as women  to serve on boards in our region. The Board Pipeline Leadership Project helps to provide pathways of access and opportunity.  This program selects up to 20 participants per class.

Marjorie Holloman Parker Leadership Award 2013 ~ This is a regional award presented to one graduate and one undergraduate Soror who is making a major impact on Alpha Kappa Alpha and her community. The Soror will exemplify the strength, grace, and dignity, commitment to excellence, professional achievement, leadership and service that characterized the life of the 15th Supreme Basileus of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Daily Record’s Leading Women Honoree 2012~ Leading Women is an honor that identifies women age 40 or younger for the tremendous accomplishments they have made so far in their career. They are judged on professional experience, community involvement and a commitment to inspiring change.

National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Incorporated's Professional Achievement Award 2011 (Baltimore Club)

Office of Personnel Management’s Everyday Woman Making A Difference Award 2012 ~ U.S. Office of Personnel Management Women’s History Month exhibit honoring and showcasing women employees making extraordinary contributions to the community at large

Junior League of Baltimore’s Wise Penny Internship Chair 2010-2012

Served as a mentor, and provided one on one mentoring to four women for a 14 week period. In addition to providing job readiness trainings on topics such as resume writing and interviewing techniques, I also provided trainings on everyday life skills such as budgeting and etiquette classes 

Junior League of Baltimore’s Annapolis Bowl Lifetime Achievement 2010 ~ Given once in a lifetime to a JLB member for service to the community beyond their League involvement.

OPM Superior Achievement Performance Award 2009

University of Baltimore School of Law, Black Law Students Association’s Alumni of the Year 2003

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