Equal Pay Day w/ the Chamber & Festigals – April 4th

Join ABWA Crescent City ConnectionsFestiGals and the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce  for Equal Pay Day 2017! 

“The Power of YOU: Advocate for Your Success”
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm @ The Cannery 

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Help us to create awareness of the pay gap between men and women while enjoying networking and an empowering program featuring: 

**Presentation from Louisiana State Representative Helena Moreno 

**Power Panel with “Sucess Experts” – Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discuss success tips and gain insight from powerful women in the New Orleans community. 


  • 5:30 – Registration 
  • 6:00 – Program 
  • 6:30 – Power Hour with “Success Experts” 


  • $25 Pre-registered ABWA, FestiGals and NOLA Chamber members. 
  • $35 Pre-registered non-members 
  • $40 Walk-in attendees 

Admission includes light bites and one drink ticket for wine or beer.
Parking is Complimentary!! 

Attendees will have the option to take a professional headshot courtesy of Jeff Strout photography for a fee of $20. 

~Wear Red to Symbolize how women are still “in the red” for pay equality~


March Luncheon – Award Ceremony

American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Crescent City Connections 2017 Award Ceremony and Member Appreciation Day will be held on March 9th from 11:00 -1:00 at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill.

The ABWA Protege Award is given to members in good standing who have been a member for at least 1 year and attended at least 10 meetings within that time. They should also have served in a leadership position in ABWA, sponsored a new member and/or completed a WIN course through ABWA.

The Woman of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious honors bestowed upon a member. In addition, to the above criteria, which includes sponsoring at least 3 individuals in the organization, they must also earn at least 50 points on a stringent rating chart used to evaluate candidates.

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Barbara Barach – Member Spotlight

Barbara Barach educates people on a balanced lifestyle using the Total Wellness Approach. Her diverse entrepreneurial and educational background gives her a well-rounded perspective. She works with consumers offering them healthy alternatives to their consumable products as well as natural solutions to today’s health concerns. She also trains on an entrepreneurial option to take advantage of the growing trend towards online shopping with a business model that does not have the expense or risk of a traditional business.

With her current business venture, JBS Green Enterprises, she continues her passion for helping others lead healthier lives by marketing for the largest online wellness shopping club in North America. Through their products, Barbara and her husband (ages 63 and 82, respectively) are experiencing amazing improvements in their quality of life and she enjoys sharing the health with others so they can experience similar benefits.

Barbara has served on the Board and as Executive Director of the Elmwood Business Association and has served on the Board and as Treasurer for Women of Infinite Possibilities. She loves networking to develop relationships and connect people for the success of others.

Barbara is currently working on a book about the reunion with her son whom she had given up for adoption and is active with Adoptees Birthrights Committee, a voluntary search and support group dealing with adoption related issues.


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February Luncheon – Courtney Elmer, Success Coach & Transformational Speaker

The February 9th ABWA luncheon will feature Courtney Elmer, Success Coach & Transformational Speaker. Elmer will be delivering an informative entrepreneurial talk on, “The 3 Mistakes Female Business Owners Make That Sabotage Productivity and Lead to Stress, Overwhelm, & Burnout.”

The networking luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill (111 Veterans Blvd.)

Courtney is on a mission to help entrepreneurs eliminate stress and overwhelm from their business. Most of the time you can find her running some pretty freakin’ awesome retreats, teaching her fellow entrepreneurs how to use her 4-Step Roadmap to achieve their goals and create more balanced and fulfilling life and business.
Courtney resides in New Orleans and when she’s not speaking to groups or leading a retreat, you’ll usually find her in the gym or globetrotting with her husband Alan. (To say she’s an adventurer is an understatement!)
The event is open to all professional women. All attendees are encouraged to pre-register through the form below:

This luncheon is sold out.