ABWA Financial Series Confirmed for March 7

Join us for our next Financial Series workshop:

Fraud Awareness Briefing:

How to Stay Ahead of the Bad Guys

  • The epidemic and evolving nature of cyberattacks on businesses
  • How banking fraud occurs
  • What you should be doing to protect your business


Sponsored by:


Wednesday, March 7

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

(8:30am Check In, Networking; 9am Presentation)

Heritage Grill, 111 Veterans Blvd. with Buffet Breakfast

Presented by: Rachel Nunez, Cindy Osmer, and Rebecca Smith

Door prizes and presentations available in print.


For more information call 504-957-2023



ABWA Announces Tina Meilleur for March Luncheon

The next American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) luncheon on March 15 will  feature Tina Meilleur presenting “5 Ways to Stop Giving Away Your Power”


Tina Meilleur is a Leadership and Business Coach, author, speaker, the Founder/CEO of Design Your Success and the Academy for Business Success. She specializes in helping high-achieving women design and achieve what they truly crave. She helps them proactively design a balance between work and home, accomplish their professional aspirations while planning for their lifelong dreams, and then works with them to create the time and space needed to achieve a life that fits them like a glove.

In her business coaching and consulting, Tina helps business owners propel their businesses to the next level through facilitation, team building, performance management, leadership training, and executive coaching. Her experience areas in both small business and a Fortune 500 company include human resources, supply chain, operations and project management, budgeting, coaching, and consulting. She is also a trained professional coach who has succeeded in meshing her extensive business experience with proven coaching tools. She has an MBA from The A.B. Freeman School of Business and has been a licensed CPA in Louisiana since the 1990’s. She is also a published author of Your Next Chapter: Five Steps to Creating the Life of Your Dreams.

5 Ways to Stop Giving Away Your Power

Have you ever hung up from a phone call and experienced regret over what you “should” have said? Have you ever left a meeting feeling you haven’t been “heard”? Have you ever said “yes” when you couldn’t possibly fit one more thing into your schedule?

If any of these questions are resonating with you, you are not alone! As a woman, you have a lot to offer, but can very easily wind up feeling either marginalized in some way or missing opportunities to get what you truly want.

In the “5 Ways to Stop Giving Away Your Power” presentation, Leadership and Business Coach Tina Meilleur not only helps you identify ways that you inadvertently give away your personal power, but also illustrates how you can strategically take it back. As a woman, you deserve to be heard, to show your best self, and to be recognized for what you bring to the table. Are you ready to take your power back?

The networking luncheon will be held on Thursday, March, 15 2017 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at The Cannery New Orleans (3803 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70119)



ABWA Announces Jessica Rareshide for February Luncheon

The next American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) luncheon on February 15 will  feature Jessica Rareshide presenting ““Corporation of One™ – A Powerful Brand of Accountability for Optimal Success”


Jessica Rareshide is founder and CEO of Rare Insight, LLC, a human capital management firm. Her speaking presentations have focused on career related topics to current business matters. Utilizing her background as a recruiter and possessing two staffing credentials CPC, Certified Personnel Consultant, and CSP, Certified Staffing Professional, Jessica has counseled business owners on hiring issues related to job fit. Her national career coaching has assisted others in how to conduct a results based job search, resume review consulting, and how to apply the concept of Corporation of One® for career success whether as an employee or as an entrepreneur. Since 1999, her consultancy has successfully influenced business owners and professionals alike with revenue producing ideas and the ability to re-think perspectives. Based on clients’ accolades she has developed a business reputation as “The Ideas Person”. Her professional career experience encompasses four distinct areas of business: Marketing, Sales, Management and IT.

The networking luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at The Cannery New Orleans (3803 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70119)


ABWA Happy Hour Confirmed for January 31

Join ABWA for a Member’s Happy Hour on January 31 at Victory Bar NOLA.  The first of its kind for 2018 will begin from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  Come out and network with your fellow ABWA members!

Free to all Members and Future Members

Victory Bar – Creative & classic cocktails & small plates in stylish, red-walled lounge with nightclub ambiance.

Address: 339 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112

ABWA Announces Edna G. F. Cooper for January Luncheon

The next American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) luncheon on January 25 will  feature Edna G. F. Cooper, Senior Technical Account Manager, Microsoft Corporation, to present “How to See and Be Seen with LinkedIn”


Edna Cooper has rebooted her career four times during her 25+ year career. She has moved from Mental Health to the Travel Industry, Technology, Oil & Gas and back to Technology. As a Senior Technical Account Manager with Microsoft, she uses LinkedIn to learn about and stay in touch with current and future customers. She works closely with executives across multiple organizations, helping them use Microsoft Technologies to transform their business while staying secure. Edna volunteers through Microsoft Services Disaster Recovery to assist in times of need, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma & Maria, a recent earthquake in Mexico City and the fires in Sonoma County.

She has served as the President of Economic Development for the City of Roanoke Texas and on the Board of Directors for the Texas Women’s Energy Network. Edna has recently relocated to Louisiana and is excited to share her learnings on “How to See and Be Seen” using LinkedIn with the ABWA.

The networking luncheon will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2017 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at The Cannery New Orleans (3803 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70119)