ABWA Women Can DRIVE Business Symposium

29oct9:00 am6:00 pmABWA Women Can DRIVE Business SymposiumCrescent City Connections Express Network

Event Details


For the 5th year, the ABWA Crescent City Connections Express Network brings together businesswomen to spend the day networking and training to help enhance their professional lives.  This year, we will focus on enhancing skills that you can take to work the next day and use.  Along with our incredible keynote speakers, Gayle Benson and Valerie Grubb, we will offer three breakout sessions for you to attend.  Breakout sessions will include topics like:

Mary Jane Walsh – Networking 101: Making a Memorable Impression.

The Microsoft Hub will be open all day for you to work with Microsoft professionals on anything and everything Microsoft.

Jackelyn Gallo will help us to find our voices in meetings in Silhouettes to Statues: The Power is in Your Voice.

Kelli Schilling and Shira Pinsker will elaborate on everything IT and getting the best return on your social media.

Monica Pierre will educate us on public speaking techniques that will help you to refine your presentations.

Myra Corrello will talk with us about marketing ourselves in Marketing Me: 7 Critical Ways to Get What You Want.

Melissa Buras will help us to learn to focus in Drive Towards Your Strengths and Fire Your Distractions.

Dr. Marguerite Sandow will give us great information about the latest services available in the medical field to help us stay healthy.

And, Shelly Molaschi, is going to make sure we are dressed to impress all of the time by showing us how to get the most out of our wardrobes without going broke.

Breakfast, lunch and Happy Hour, along with tons of networking is included in your ticket price.

Conference is open to non-ABWA members.

Keynote Speakers

Gayle Benson


[author_info]Gayle Benson provides leadership for the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans as Owner, succeeding her husband, Tom Benson, who passed away on March 15, 2018, after serving as the Owner of the Pelicans franchise since 2012 and the Saints since 1985. The New Orleans native is an accomplished business professional and philanthropist with strong ties to the local community and who is dedicated to contributing to the growth and enhancement of the Gulf South region.[/author_info]



Valerie Grubb

HR Consultant, Trainer & Coach

[author_info]Valerie Grubb is an innovative, visionary, operations leader with an exceptional ability to zero in on the systems, processes and human capital issues that can hamper a company’s success — and a strong history of solving those problems with maximum buy-in and minimal disruption.[/author_info]


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