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In the Know – February 2018

In The Know 

February 2018

Hello all the wonderful ABWA CCC members!

Welcome back to your monthly email “ABWA In The Know” where you can find all the latest announcements from the members and the board. You’ll also get a glimpse of things you might have missed.

If you have an announcement you’d like to include in the next month’s In The Know, please check the bottom of this email for instructions.

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) is looking for woman-owned businesses to support our second annual Women Build this May! Be part of an all-woman event that will see two homes built for two hard working New Orleans women and their families, and connect and network with women in the community. If you own a business or lead an organization and want to be part of the build, there are many ways you can get involved:

 

  • Sign up to be a team leader and help fund and build the home.
  • Provide lunch one day for up to 60 volunteers on site.
  • Share your skills or services during our Surprise and Delight speaker series.

 

Contact Avery Strada (averys@habitat-nola.org or 504-609-3339) to learn more!

 

Mark your calendar!

ABWA 2018 Western Regional Conference

March 22 – 24, 2018
Sugarland, TX

Hotel: Marriott Sugar Land Town Square
281-275-8400

ABWA 2018 National Women’s Leadership Conference
October 10-13, 2018
Augusta, GA

Hotel: Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
800-868-5354

August Regional Airport
(AGS) Bush Field
Augusta, Georgia

Make plans now to join us for the 2018 National Women’s Leadership Conference hosted by the American Business Women’s Association. If you are an employee, entrepreneur, or a life-long learner, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to attend ABWA’s premiere annual event where you have four days to connect, learn and grow!

The National Women’s Leadership Conference features nationally acclaimed authors, speakers, and business experts to provide inspirational and motivational insights on topics that are timely, integral and invaluable to women who want to succeed in any environment.

Make an investment in YOU in 2018!

This is where your announcement would be.

Now we REALLY, REALLY want to hear from you. If you have an event coming up, a product to promote, want to share a personal win, or brag about a fellow member in the next “In The Know”, please email me at ullagaudin@gmail.com BY March 15th with all the information and any images (max 3) you would like to include.

That is all for the month of February!

We look forward to seeing you at one of our next events.

Best,

VP of Communications
ullagaudin@gmail.com
504.261.4913

Leadership Connect & Happy Hour

Join us for a

LEADERSHIP CONNECT &

HAPPY HOUR

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!

Sponsorships Available for Equal Pay Day 2018

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:

  • Name and logo on all advertising, including pre-event activities, invitations, press releases, TV & Radio show appearances
  • Name and logo on all printed materials for the event, including any signage and programs
  • Recognition and special thanks at the conference
  • Logo appearance on pre-session/break slideshows when attendees enter room
  • Logo included on website for the month of February, March, and April
  • Lead the Second Line with the Brass Band
  • Five (5) social media promotions for the event with your name/logo
  • Five (5) Signed Book Copies of ‘Money on the Table’ How to Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership, from Key Note Speaker, Melissa Greenwell
  • Five (5) Conference tickets with VIP Seating

WHITE LEVEL SPONSOR – $1,000

 Benefits of the White level include: 

  • Name and logo on all advertising, including pre-event activities, invitations, press releases
  • Name and logo on all printed materials for the event, including any signage and programs
  • Recognition and special thanks at conference
  • Logo appearance on pre-session slideshows when attendees enter room
  • Logo included on website for the month of March and April
  • Three (3) social media promotions for the event with your name/logo
  • Three (3) Signed Book Copies of ‘Money on the Table’ How to Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership, from Key Note Speaker, Melissa Greenwell
  • Three (3) Conference Tickets with VIP Seating

BLUE LEVEL SPONSOR – $500

Benefits of the Blue level include:

  • Name and logo on all print material and programming the day of event
  • Recognition and special thanks at the conference introduction
  • Logo appearance on pre-session slideshows when attendees enter room
  • Logo included on website for the month of April
  • Two (2) social media promotions for the event with your name/logo
  • One (1) Signed Book Copy of ‘Money on the Table’ How to Increase Profits Through Gender-Balanced Leadership, from Key Note Speaker, Melissa Greenwell
  • One (1) Conference Ticket with VIP Seating\

PATRIOT LEVEL SPONSOR – $250

Benefits of the Patriot level include:

  • Name and logo on all print material and programming the day of event
  • One (1) Conference Ticket with VIP Seating

For More Information on ABWA Crescent City Connections Express Network, please contact us. 

Email: abwaneworleans@gmail.com 

Special Thanks To Our Current Sponsors

Red Leve Sponsors

                       

Blue Level Sponsors

 

Patriot Level Sponsors

In-kind Sponsors

 

2018 Scholarship Application Open!

2018 ABWA Scholarship Applications Now Open! 

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 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.

     2018 Criteria:

  1. 2018 My Biggest Failure And What It Taught Me (500 – 750 Words)
  2. Bio (150-200 Wds)  .
  3. Transcripts
  4. Minimum 60 Hours
  5. Minimum 3.5 Gpa
  6. 3 Letters Of Reference

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.

     2018 Criteria:

  1. Bio (150-200 Wds)  .
  2. Transcripts
  3. Minimum 3.5 Gpa
  4. 3 Letters Of Reference

*We must have at least 3 applicants to participate.

 

Agenda Announced for Equal Pay Day 2018

American Business Woman’s Association is pleased to announce the agenda for the their Third Annual Equal Pay Day event, Celebration of Women in the Workforce.  

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.

RSVP HERE

The agenda is as follows:

5:30pm Welcome

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

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5:30pm-5:50pm

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

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5:50pm- 6:15pm 

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

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6:15pm- 7:00pm 

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®

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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

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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