October 13-14, 2022


Attendees Will Gain...

Powerful new perspectives to stay resilient and relevant in today’s changing times

Opportunities to gain knowledge on how to start, improve, or expand your business

Ways to highlight the value that women bring to the workplace, government, and culture

Methods to enhance professional and personal growth


2022 WIB Conference

The Chamber’s Women In Business Conference is one of the most dynamic, engaging, and exciting events in the central Louisiana region. This is the 10th year of bringing together regional executives and young professionals to convene for two days of informative presentations from influential speakers, encouragement, and celebration. The 10th Annual Women In Business Conference is presented by RoyOMartin. The Chamber kicks off the Conference on Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Cleco Advanced Manufacturing Training Center at CLTCC, with a presentation and reception, sponsored by Louisiana Central, in recognition of Manufacturing Month. The conference will resume the next morning at 8 a.m. at the Community Center at England Airpark.


“I think the truth of the matter is, people who end up as ‘first’ don’t actually set out to be first.They set out to do something they love and it just so happens that they are the first to do it.” 

– Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It's also a very clear path to happiness.

– Sheryl Sandberg

“Some people think that you have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference. That is just not true. Often, the best thing we can do is turn down the volume. When the sound is quieter, you can actually hear what someone else is saying. And that can make a world of difference.”

– Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley

“If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.”

– Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher


This year, the keynote speaker is Sally B. Rinehart,President of Louisiana CAT in Reserve, Louisiana. She is the 4th generation at Louisiana Machinery, a family owned CAT dealer with history dating 90 years to a humble beginning in 1933. She has responsibility for the Machine Division, which includes four divisions: new, used, and rental machine sales, Business Development, Product Support – Machine and Product Support – Engine. Sally is a member of numerous outside boards, including ABC, VISTAGE, Friends of City Park, and Second Harvest Board of Directors.


The opening speaker is Dr. Markey W. Pierre', Author, motivational speaker, board certified life coach, adjunct professor, visionary, motivated, versatile, and well-respected business executive with expertise across multiple industries, including higher education, K-12 education, construction, healthcare, maritime and municipal government.

Additional presenters and panelists include

  • Dr. Denise Lucero-Miller, Licensed Psychologist ReAlign Counseling & Psychological Services
  • Sandra McQuain, CEO and President of McQuain Consulting, LLC
  • Dr.Beth Palmer, LSUA Assistant Vice Chancellor for Holistic Education and Career Development
  • Dr. Mary Treuting, LSUA, Dean, College of Social Sciences & Professor of Psychology
  • Crystal Mitchell, Southern Evals, Chief Clinical Officer / Vice President Growth & Development
  • Judy Poret, Tarpon Construction, Owner

2022 Conference Agenda

Thursday, October 13, 2021 - 4:00–7:00 PM

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Friday, October 14, 2021, 8:00 AM-3:45 PM

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Conference Locations

Thursday, 4:00-7:00 pm Opening Reception

CLECO Advanced Manufacturing Training Center at CLTCC

Friday, 8:00 am- 3:30 pm Conference

Community Center at England Airpark

WIB Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor / $3000

  • Seat at the lunch head table
  • Opportunity to address the audience during the conference (5 minutes)
  • Admission for 8 participants in all conference activities and reserved table for 8
  • Prominent placement on all promotional materials
  • Mention in the social media campaign
  • Includes conference attendee contact list
  • Single space exhibitor booth (one 8’ table) for the duration of the conference

Gold Sponsor / $2000

  • Opportunity to address the audience before the sponsored event (2 minutes)
  • Signage at the sponsored event
  • Recognition on promotional materials
  • Mentioned in the social media campaign
  • Includes conference attendee contact list
  • Admission for 8 participants in all conference activities and a reserved table of 8
  • Single space exhibitor booth (one 8’ table) for the duration of the conference

Silver Sponsor / $1500

  • Recognition on promotional materials
  • Mentioned in the social media campaign
  • Opportunity to give door prize at the event
  • Admission for 5 participants in all conference activities, including lunch

Table Sponsor / $1000

  • Reserved table for 8
  • Company name listed on the website and promotional materials

Please email Cindy Cespiva at ccespiva@cenlachamber.org and she will invoice you.

Presenting sponsor

Reception Sponsor


Event Host


Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

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COA logo

Silver Sponsor

AEH Logo
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Table Sponsors

Southern Evals

Tarpan Construction


Alexandria Orthodontics

AFCO Industries