Join us for a
LEADERSHIP CONNECT &
Wednesday, February 28
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
LULA Restaurant & Distillery
1532 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans
HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS $5!
(Select Signature drinks and appetizers)
Interested in being more involved with ABWA? If you think you might be interested in a 2018-19 Board positon, join us for this meet and greet with current board members to ask questions and
find out what it’s like serving on the board!
ABWA Crescent City Connections Express Network offers the following sponsorship opportunities for Equal Pay Day 2018:
RED LEVEL SPONSOR – $2,500
Benefits of the Red level include:
WHITE LEVEL SPONSOR – $1,000
Benefits of the White level include:
BLUE LEVEL SPONSOR – $500
Benefits of the Blue level include:
PATRIOT LEVEL SPONSOR – $250
Benefits of the Patriot level include:
For More Information on ABWA Crescent City Connections Express Network, please contact us.
Special Thanks To Our Current Sponsors
Red Leve Sponsors
Blue Level Sponsors
Patriot Level Sponsors
2018 ABWA Scholarship Applications Now Open!
The Outright Grant Program (ORG) offers junior level (or higher) female college students a scholarship that helps to offset costs associated with their college tuition, books, and fees. The amount awarded for each ORG is $2,000. One candidate is nominated by the chapter and submitted to National, which ultimately selects up to 3 recipients amongst a pool of multiple leagues’ nominations. The deadline for application is May 15, 2018.
The Impact Scholarship Program (ISP) is an opportunity for a female freshman / sophomore attending an accredited 4 year university. She must be a Louisiana citizen. This year, we are proud to be able to offer $2000 to the winning student. The National board selects the winning applicant. The deadline for application is March 15, 2018.
*We must have at least 3 applicants to participate.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, from 4:30 PM t0 7:30 PM at the National World War II Museum. Seats are limited.
The agenda is as follows:
Amy Landry, ABWA CCC 2018 President
Owner, Fuel Success Academy, LLC
Melissa Gibbs, NOLA Chamber’s Executive Committee Past Chairman welcomes Girl Scout Troop 40478 to the stage
Negotiation Strategies that Work for Women (And Everyone): Lelia Gowland
Lelia Gowland helps make work work for women. Lelia started her company, Gowland LLC, because women kept coming to her for support in workplace negotiations and career decision-making. Now a sought-after speaker and writer on workplace dynamics for women, Lelia has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as GE and Expedia.com as well as professional associations across the country. Considered a thought leader in the field, Lelia is a weekly contributor to Forbes and has been profiled in Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire for her unique approach. Learn more at www.gowlandllc.com.
Speaker Introduction: Micah Fincher, Jones Walker LLP
Using Data to Your Advantage: Nicole Pelengaris Patel, Senior Vice President of People at Lucid
Data can be powerful when leveraged in the right ways— In her role as SVP, People at Lucid, Nicole Pelengaris Patel leverages data on a daily basis and relies on it to create compensation strategies and understand pay parity across gender and leadership roles. How often should you look at the data? How do you break that important data down? What do you do with the results? Using data in the right way can help you diagnose compensation challenges and ensure equal pay. Nicole will share her knowledge on the topic and shed light on the importance of creating a compensation strategy to ensure equal pay in the workplace.
Speaker Introduction: Kelly Huben, NOLA SHRM 2018 President,
MS Benbow & Associates, Director of Operations & Human Resources
Creating Gender-Balanced Leadership: Melissa Greenwell
Melissa Greenwell, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer, leads supply chain, information and technology, human resources, corporate communications and legal at The Finish Line, Inc., a national specialty athletic retailer. Melissa has applied her expertise in the design and development of organizations in many industries to help create high-performance companies. Her career includes senior leadership positions with The Finish Line, JP Morgan Chase, Sallie Mae, Brightpoint North America, Alcoa, and Made2Manage Systems. She is also a certified executive coach who helps men and women understand how they can leverage natural strengths and identify and affect behavioral changes that will help them succeed as senior leaders. Her work has been recognized in a number of professional publications including The Boss Magazine.com, Inc.com, Business Insider.com, Recruiter.com and on radio networks. Melissa is a frequent speaker on the topic of gender-diversity in leadership at organizations and conferences around the country in every industry.
Melissa is the author of Money On The Table, How To Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership. Greenwell takes a non-blame and logical approach in her challenge to male business leaders to hire more women in leadership positions, for the simple reason that their companies will make more money if they do. With so few women in leadership positions, companies are missing out on creating the best solutions, products, and services for their customers. Gender imbalance is a serious problem that is costly for companies in the long run but also one that is easy to solve. Learn more at www.melissagreenwell.com
Speaker Introduction: Rebecca Gustafson, Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor
Presented by Northwestern Mutual Financial Advisor Rebecca Gustafson, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, CASL®
7:00pm Closing Remarks:
Amy Landry, ABWA CCC President, Owner, Fuel Success Academy, LLC
Grand Prize Southwest Drawing
Thank You on Behalf of ABWA Nationals
Presenter: Julie Burch, ABWA National Vice President
7:00pm-8:00pm Salary Second Line & Jazz Band
Equal Pay Day Committee & ABWA Leadership Kick off the Equal Pay Salary Second Line
Albanie Falletta Jazz Band
Special Thanks To Our Current Sponsors
Red Leve Sponsors
White Level Sponsors
Blue Level & In-Kind Sponsors