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June Luncheon – Julie Burch

The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) June 8th luncheon will be held on Thursday June 8th, 2017 from 11:00- 1:00pm at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill (111 Veterans Blvd.)

The vent will feature Julie Burch, President of Julie Burch Speaks!, where she presents motivational keynotes and educational training workshops. And in her over 19 years of speaking professionally, Julie has had the privilege of speaking to audiences in all 50 states, Washington DC, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Puerto Rico, Canada, England and Wales. She has designed programs for industry leaders such as Texas Tech University, Mercedes Benz, Fidelity Investments, Wingstop, BP Oil and Gas, Husky Oil, the Social Security Administration, the EEOC, Taco Bell, Texas Women’s University, The American Payroll Association, The United States Army, The United States Air Force and The Society for Human Resource Management. She has also been named as their 2017 Speaker Hall of Fame Inductee.

Julie was honored with a guest appearance on “Good Morning America” where she was interviewed by Diane Sawyer. Julie is an active second-generation member of ABWA, she is a charter member of the North Dallas Business Women and served on the executive board for three years. She has served on many committees, was the campaign manager for a district 2 vice presidential candidate, and co-chaired the DACA woman of the year luncheon in 2015. Birch was the North Dallas Business Women’s Woman of the year for 2016 and is currently District II Vice President, which also allows her to serve on the 2016-2017 SBMEF Board of Trustees.

She is the coauthor of two books including a motivational book for women titled “The Princess Principle: Women Helping Women Discover Their Royal Spirit” and “Success Simplified: Simple Solutions Measurable Results.”

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Cocktails for a Cause at Mizado August 30th

Special fund raising effort to support those impacted by the recent devastating floods in Louisiana.

August 30th 5-7pm | 5080 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70118 I-10 and City Park Ave | (504) 885-5555

Mizado will donate 10% of cocktail sales to anyone who presents this flyer or mentions ABWA. Click here to download the flyer.

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August Luncheon – Ulla Gaudin

“Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Redefining what success looks like on you!”

August 11, 2016 | 11:00am – 1:00pm
Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill (111 Veterans Blvd.)

The next American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) luncheon will feature Ulla Gaudin, of Tiffin & Posh. Ulla Gaudin is an entrepreneur and a professional make-up artist and hair stylist. She has contributed to many successful international stage, film, and television productions, and her expertise includes skincare, prosthetic make-up and wig-making. As an entrepreneur and also a consultant for the 2nd largest premium skincare company in the United States, she prides herself in helping women own their style, own their power and change their lives.

Gaudin will be delivering an encouraging talk entitled, “Don’t Believe Everything You Think: Redefining what success looks like on you!” It will focus on empowering women in business to think outside the box of how they think they need to dress in order to be successful. Gaudin says, “I’m the Fairy Godmother who turns you from the busy-messy-don’t-have-a-clue-how-to-dress-Cinderella-Executive into the glamorous, badass boss lady you are inside. And I make sure the magic lasts beyond the stroke of midnight.” The networking luncheon will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 11:00- -1:00pm at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill (111 Veterans Blvd.) The event is open to all professional women. All attendees are encouraged to pre¬register through the form below:

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2nd Annual ABWA “Drive Leadership Conference”

Forget the Golden Rule, it’s time for The Platinum Rule: Using your behavioral style to get maximum results in your business and personal life.”

The 2nd Annual ABWA Leadership Conference will be held at New Orleans Motor Sports on Thursday September 22, from 1pm-6pm. Melissa Willis, owner of Referral Institute, will lead a four-hour workshop entitled, “Forget the Golden Rule, it’s time for The Platinum Rule: Using your behavioral style to get maximum results in your business and personal life.” The conference will focus on exploring how to quickly recognize behavioral “style” of the people we interact with every day. This information will help women to become a master networkers, which in turn helps business relationships by being able to adapt their communication style and quickly establish rapport and trust.

Melissa loves helping business owners to work smarter, not harder so they can create spectacular lives for themselves and their families. She has been speaking professionally since 2000 and truly connects with every audience.

Tickets to the event include the workshop, a happy hour, networking, and door prizes. Early Bird Tickets for members are available for $49 and General tickets are $65. Karting is optional and specialty priced at $15. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here to download a sponsor packet.

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