$50.00 – $65.00
Our 2018 Conference is “Achieving Success at Work and Balance in Life.” The conference will provide leadership-training opportunities to local businesswomen, create a networking environment for businesswomen to share ideas about self-development and leadership goals and create awareness in the community to support businesswomen. The Women Can Drive Conference hopes to raise $2,500 in scholarship and professional development funds for ABWA Crescent City Connections Network Chapter.
We could not be more excited to have Lauren Haydel from Fleurty Girl be our keynote speaker.
Fleurty Girl was born out of a vision of New Orleans-native, Lauren Leblanc Haydel. Using just $2,000 from her 2009 tax refund, this single mother of three put everything she had into printing t-shirts that celebrated New Orleans. Just six months after launching her online store, she opened her first retail store on historic Oak Street and moved herself and her family in the back of the old shotgun house. “We all crammed in the back of that house in order to see if this would work. We went from 2,000 square feet to just under 1,000. My kids went from each having their own rooms to having to all share one room together. People said I was crazy, but I believed in this.”
Today, Lauren now has six Fleurty Girl retail stores and has gotten her kids back to having their own rooms again. “I’m glad I was able to show them what it takes to believe in something, make sacrifices and succeed, and to do it all in the most amazing city in the world.”
We have also put together a powerful Women’s Panel “How to Achieve Success at Work and Balance in Life” moderated by Monica Pierre, an Emmy Award winning journalist, television and radio talk show host, and author. Our panel will feature five businesswomen including Caitlin Cain, CEO of the World Trade Center of New Orleans, Stephanie Osborne owner and found of The Sit Gift, LLC a Corporate Guided Meditation business, Victoria Adams Phipps, Executive Produce of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW), and Donna Accardo, co-owner of Garrity +Accardo Architects, representative of Inner Design and trained facilitator and Area Coordinator for The Way of the Heart and Wendy Dolan, President of Get Online NOLA, a marketing agency dedicated to helping local businesses make the most of their online presence through reasonably priced marketing services and resources.
Monica Pierre, an Emmy Award winning journalist, television and radio talk show host, and author. Pierre hosts the public affairs show Community Matters airing on WWL AM/FM.
Caitlin Cain, CEO of the World Trade Center of New Orleans.
Stephanie Osborne, owner and found of The Sit Gift, LLC a Corporate Guided Meditation business.
Victoria Adams Phipps, Executive Produce of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW).
Donna Accardo, Licensed Architect and co-owner of Garrity+Accardo Architects, Representative of Inner Design and trained facilitator and Area Coordinator for The Way of the Heart, an organization dedicated to supporting individual and collective life purpose, discovering our essence and creating a more empowering and beautiful life, in ourselves and those we touch in our lives.
Ulla Gaudin, is a recognized professional makeup artist and founder of Cinematics by Ulla, the only online makeup academy that focuses solely on teaching TV and film makeup.