The November 17th ABWA luncheon will feature Camille Whitworth, former WDSU news anchor and local businesswoman.
Before joining the ranks at WDSU in 2003, Whitworth worked for WAVE 3 in Louisville, Ky.; WNCN NBC 17 in Raleigh, N.C.; as well as covering the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City for NBC. She is the recipient of numerous AP Awards and holds honors from the Kentucky Chapter of National Press Photographers Association for excellence in reporting.
Whitworth went on to contribute many successful reports for WDSU on issues around the Southeast Louisiana Region. Investigative reports include those impacting the area during Hurricane Katrina and in the historic recovery and rebuilding of the Metro New Orleans area. After Katrina she explored the Recovery School District. She went into every local school to uncover the dilapidated conditions and bad resources that the children are confronted with on a daily basis.
In March of 2016, Whitworth parted ways with WDSU and remains focused on her local business endeavors. These include being the owner of Victory restaurant, and the New Orleans Drink Lab. In addition, she she’s in the process of opening a new restaurant in the Treme neighborhood and intends to write a book about her time in the news business.
Whitworth will deliver a compelling and timely talk at the luncheon entitled, “Reinventing During Transition.”
The networking luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 11:00- – 1:00pm at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill (111 Veterans Blvd.) The cost is $28 for members, $33 for non-members, and $40 for walk-ins (space permitting). The event is open to all professional women. All attendees are encouraged to preregister through the form below.
The October American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 13th, 2016 from 11:00am-1:00pm at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill (111 Veterans Blvd.)
The featured speaker is Dr. Laura Beth Ramirez of Crescent City Physicians, Inc. Dr. Ramirez is a hematologist and medical oncologist and her clinical practice is located at Touro Infirmary. Dr. Ramirez received her medical training at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and completed a residency in internal medicine at the same institution. She then went on to complete a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Tulane University. Dr. Ramirez is board certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology, and she is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
ABWA member, Lisa Picone Love will also be giving a powerful testimonial as a breast cancer survivor.
October is breast cancer awareness month and Dr. Ramirez will be leading an empowering talk on prevention, screening recommendations, medical treatment options for breast cancer, and survivorship care. It will be followed by an informative panel discussion led by breast cancer survivors speaking from their experience.
All attendees are encouraged to preregister through the form below:
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.
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:
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.