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Internship Available!

Future CEO or Business Owner? We Need You! ABWA, American Business Women Association, local chapter in New Orleans is looking to develop and mentor future female leaders. One determined student will be selected for ‘Business Mentee’ for Spring’s 2019. Intern will experience the unique opportunity to be mentored by successful ABWA board to learn about operations, strategic planning, finance, human resources, and more. Intern will work heavily with VP of Marketing and  Social Media.’

Preferably a Junior or Senior College student studying business or Graduate Student

Looking for serious individuals that want to network and be developed by Greater New Orleans top leaders and business owners. 

Applications accepted until January 31st!

Please contact Mckenzie Ellis VP, Marketing & PR mckenzie@lowsaltkitchen.com if you or someone you know might be interested!

2019 Power Up

Women’s Leadership Conference

Date: March 22, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM CDT

Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

Event Description: Join us for our inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. This will be an all-day professional development conference with a keynote luncheon and multiple breakout sessions sponsored by our network partners. We are professional women supporting and mentoring one another. POWER UP With Us!


Fees/Admission:Early Bird Network Partner & Chamber Member Tickets: $99
*Available for Chamber Members & Network Partner Members until January 18, 2019.
**Discount Code required for all partners.

General Admission Tickets: $125
Walk-In/Day of: $150


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 
8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration & Networking Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 AM Breakfast Keynote, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual
9:30 – 10:30 AM Session 1 Breakouts
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 – 11:45 AM Session 2 Breakouts
Noon – 1:30 PM Keynote Luncheon, sponsored by Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R.
“Yes, you DO have a choice!” – Tina Clements, Vice President of Retail Performance Company, USA Team
1:45 – 2:45 PM Session 3 Breakouts2:45 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 4:00 PM Session 4 Breakouts
4:00 – 5:30 PM Networking Happy Hour, sponsored by Dream Vacations


(Click HERE for full schedule with breakouts)
Speakers & Descriptions TBA


SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

TABLE SPONSORSHIP – $1,200
​Inclusion of company logo in conference program
Option to place company branded material in conference totes
Reserved priority table of 8 at the luncheon
(8) tickets to the conference

EXHIBITOR TABLE SPONSORSHIP – $600
Marketing table in exhibitor area
Inclusion of company logo in conference program
Option to place company branded material in conference totes
(2) tickets to the conference

Click for More Sponsorship Opportunities 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

Table Sponsors:
Professional Women of St. Tammany
United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Women United

Exhibitor Table Sponsors:
Loyola University New Orleans – Professional & Continuing Studies


Enjoy our partner’s event the evening prior!

Click HERE for more details & registration information for Dining with Deb.Contact Information:Ashley Hilsman, Events DirectorSend an Email

February Luncheon

The next American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) luncheon on Thursday, February 21st will feature Devin Lemoine, Owner/President at Success Labs and Professional Training and Coaching Consultant. Devine will be speaking about “The X Factor: Women, Influence & Resilience”

Whether running a business or managing your career, leading with influence and resilience is essential in our complex and uncertain business world.   Learn the four actions of resilient leaders and why it can be a competitive advantage for women in business. 

Devin has been helping people successfully manage their careers, teams and organizations for 20 years. She leads the Success Labs team of eclectic consultants with the primary focus of partnering with local and global companies to create custom leadership development, talent management and succession planning processes to meet their unique cultures, and short and long term talent development needs. 

Devin was the:

  • 2013 GBRSHRM Professional of the Year
  • A Business Report 2016 Influential Women in Business recipient
  • A 2016 LSU “100” recipient
  • and a 2018 Goldman Sachs Fellow  

She speaks locally and nationally on the topics of talent management and career development including the 2017 National SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition and for Johnson & Johnson Finance Women’s Leadership Initiative at their Corporate Headquarters in 2018.

In Devin’s spare time, she likes being outdoors and is an avid bike rider. She is also the mother of gainfully employed triplets who reside in Knoxville, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; and London, England.

January Luncheon

The next American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) luncheon on Thursday, January 17th will feature Melissa R. Burbank, Owner and Publisher of Natural Awakenings Magazine New Orleans and NOLA Fitness Magazine. She is also the Founder/CKO of KICK LLC, New Orleans newest boutique kickboxing studio, located Uptown and opening in January 2019. KICK was created to empower the women of New Orleans. Her presentation is titled 5 Key Elements to Harnessing Your Health in 2019″.

Ms. Burbank will discuss what she believes to be the five essential elements to health, highlighting some quick and easy life hacks to implement them in your everyday life.  As a cherry on top, she will also cover several bonus elements for a healthier lifestyle that are sure to bring a smile to your face.  Culminating in a discussion on how these elements of self-care can harness your power as a woman from within to finally take control of your life and transform how you live forever.  Live your life, your best life.

Melissa Burbank was born-and-raised in New Orleans. After attending Benjamin Franklin High School, she received her B.S. in Marketing and then went on to complete her M.B.A. at Tulane University. Melissa is the  Owner and Publisher of Natural Awakenings Magazine New Orleans and NOLA Fitness Magazine. She is also the Founder/CKO of KICK LLC, New Orleans newest boutique kickboxing studio, located Uptown and opening in January 2019. KICK was created to empower the women of New Orleans.

She is dedicated to fostering community partnerships via the publications to give a voice to those that encourage a cleaner, greener, healthier lifestyle here in New Orleans earning her the Leadership Award in the Buy Local category of the Love Your City Awards in 2018.  Melissa loves to share her passion for New Orleans with others which has led to her earning the coveted status of a “Superhost” with Airbnb. Finally, she is currently embarking on her biggest project yet: opening KICK, a boutique kickboxing studio on Freret Street, in which she hopes to empower women to feel stronger, more confident, and more balanced, not only in their own physical fitness, but throughout every aspect of their lives. She currently lives Uptown in the Carrolton area with her 10-year-old son, their black lab, and new baby kitten.  She enjoys her morning meditation, staying fit through yoga, pilates, running, and kickboxing, as well as traveling and photography.