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WOMEN CAN DRIVE Conference

2018 WOMEN CAN DRIVE BUSINESS CONFERENCE

September 20th @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
“Achieving Success at Work and Balance in Life”

 

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$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.

We have also put together a powerful Women’s Panel – ”How to Achieve Success at Work and Balance in Life”. Our panel will feature four 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 and trained facilitator and Area Coordinator of Inner Design for The Way of the Heart.

  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, co-owner of Garrity +Accardo Architects and trained facilitator and Area Coordinator of Inner Design for The Way of the Heart.

SCHEDULE:
12:00pm: Doors Open/Open Networking/Lunch
1:00 pm: Welcome/Primary Sponsor Highlight/Ice Breaker
1:20 pm: Keynote Speaker: Lauren Haydel, Fleurty Girl
2:00 pm: Break
2:10 pm: Ulla Gaudin – Make Up in 5 minutes
2:20 pm: Women’s Panel – How to Achieve Success at Work and Balance in Life
3:30 pm: Break
3:40 pm: April Dupre – Quick Exercises to help relieve stress
4:00 pm: Recap/Housekeeping/Door Prizes
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Individual Kart Races, Crown Winner
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Open Networking, Shop Local Invitation

Sponsorship Opportunities: 2018 Women Driving Business Conference

2018 Women Can Drive Business Conference Sponsorship Packages

Click Here for the Full Sponsorship Brochure

Every year, the ABWA Crescent City Connections Express Network brings together 50 – 70 local businesswomen to spend the day networking and training to help enhance their professional lives.

In the past, our conference has been sponsored by organizations like Microsoft, the Port of New Orleans and NOLA Motorsports Park.

We hope that you will join us on this mission as a sponsor of our 4th Annual Women Can Drive Business Conference on September 20, 2018 to be held at NOLA Motorsports Park. Our theme this year is “Achieving Success at Work and Balance in Life.”

Sponsorship Packages:

Checkered Flag Sponsor $1000
 Primary Sponsor, includes joint naming rights for the event and logo on all marketing material, including all social media, website and printed materials
 1 Reserved table with 8 admission tickets to the conference; each attendee to receive an ABWA Swag Bag
 1 Display table at conference and after hours networking event
 3 minute sponsor highlight at the beginning of the conference

White Flag Sponsor $500
 4 admission tickets to the conference; each attendee to receive an ABWA Swag Bag
 1 Display table at either conference or after hours networking event (sponsor choice)
 Sponsor logo included on all printed conference marketing materials
 At least 3 mentions on social media pages

Green Flag Sponsor $250
 2 admission tickets to the conference
 Display table at either conference or after hours networking event (sponsor choice, based on availability)
 Sponsor logo included on printed agenda given to all attendees
 At least 1 mention on all social media pages

Yellow Flag Sponsor
 Display table at conference or after-hours networking event (sponsor choice, based on availability)
o $100 for display table at conference
o $50 for display table at After Hours event
 Sponsors who donate $100 worth of product/service for the following needed items will receive sponsor recognition at the conference:
o Food/Drinks – Lunch, snacks during conference and after hour, drinks for conference
o Karting Awards (1 available)
o Swag bag items valued at $3 – $7 each (25 items needed)

Red Flag Sponsor (50 needed) Any Amount/In-Kind Donation
 Donate a door prize for conference attendees
 Sponsor mention during giveaways

Contacts: Cindy C. Osmer (504)628-6850 cindy.osmer@gmail.com
Jeanne S. Bergeron (504)427-8672 jeanne@communitybusinessfinance.com

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

 

Equal Pay Day 2018 Photo Gallery

Equal Pay Day 2018 Recap

ABWA’s 3rd Annual Equal Pay Day
Celebration Benefiting Scholarships for Business Women

A New Orleans Women’s Business association, ABWA, championed the Equal Pay discussion for a third year and raised  money to support the development of business women by partnering with New Orleans businesses, Geocent and Lucid, who are dedicated to ensuring equitable pay.

New Orleans, LA: The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Crescent City Connections (CCC) Express Network hosted its 3rd annual Equal Pay Day event held on National Equal Pay Day April 10, 2018 at the National World War II Museum from 4:30pm – 7:30pm.

Having the third celebration is a victory for CCC President Amy Landry, who founded the local event along with the ABWA chapter. “From my training and development background from working for Walt Disney to founding my own company, I wanted to create an event with a trainer’s mentality where women walk away with skills and are empowered to be part of the solution,” she said.
Reflecting that mission, at this year’s event, “We educated business owners and CEOs on compensation best practices from local companies that  championed a culture where talent is compensated regardless of gender,” Landry stated.

The event was sponsored in part by Lucid and Geocent, two local technology companies.
Geocent’s VP of Human Capital and ABWA member, Josies Delaune states, “My priorities lie in making sure our employees are paid equitably and that our employee population is representative of the communities where we work. I constantly look for resources to help our team reach these goals and I’m looking forward to learning impactful strategies from this Equal Pay Day event.”

ABWA has also invited event sponsor, Lucid, to speak. Senior Vice President of People, Nicole Pelengaris Patel, took the stage to educate attendees and local business owners on how Lucid is leveraging data on a daily basis and how they use data to create compensation strategies that are fair across genders.  “Data can be powerful when leveraged in the right ways” states Nicole. “I am most proud of the opportunities I have had building HR infrastructure while also creating a people culture that partners with the business. I have made this happen by hiring best in class employees and fostering a work environment where the Human Resources function truly helps grow the business through employee programs that build a diverse, inclusive, and equal work community.” Nicole believes “a company with a strong People focused culture, comes from strong leadership and data driven compensation and recruiting strategies that align with the business it supports and the types of employees it wants to hire.”

“New Orleans has, in the past, maintained a reputation as lagging in supporting women in their careers. But companies like Lucid and Geocent are paving the way and we are thrilled to be partnering with them for this event.” ABWA, the president, Amy Landry.

 

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