Thursday, September 20 | 11:15 AM - 6:30 PM

11:15 – 11:45 AM: Registration
11:45 PM: Welcome
12:00 – 1:30 PM: Lunch & Keynote Speaker

Jacquelyn Marks, Owner/Operator, Jacqueline Marks Holidays dba McDonald’s (**STILL WAITING ON 100% Confirmation**)

1:45 – 2:45 PM: I Breakout Sessions

Track 1 Professional Development:  Are Your Affairs in Order? 

Are Your Affairs in Order?  From marital meltdowns to succession planning, what you should do to prepare.   (Leslie Halle, Gold Weems Firm)

Track 2 Leadership:  The Key to Personal and Professional Success  

It used to be IQ.  Now it’s EQ or Emotional Intelligence.  Learn how to manage your emotions, and those of others, to have a positive impact.   (Scott Poole, ROM)

Track 3:  Entrepreneurship:  Side Hustle 101: Lessons in Making Money with a Part-Time Gig

For many women, it is impossible to let go of a full-time job in order to start a business on the side. Side hustles are a great way to make extra money and (sometimes) to create a business that replaces your current job. How do side hustles work? How can you make good decisions about starting your side hustle manageable and profitable? What resources are available to support your side hustle venture?  (Gary Perkins)

3:00 – 5:00 PM: Panel Discussion Featuring the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus

   - Challenges Facing Louisiana

   - Issues Impacting Women in the Workplace 

   - Running for public office

5:00 – 6:30 PM: Wine Reception/ Vendors Open

Friday, September 21 | 8:00 AM - 1:30PM

8:00 - 8:30 AM: Registration/ Vendors Open
8:30 - 9:30 AM: Power Dynamics Discussion (Room A)

The so-called “Pence Rule” and “Me, Too” have many male managers uncomfortable participating in regular work activities with female employees.  Avoidance or exclusion can decrease opportunities women have at work.  How do we navigate through these challenges?  (Scott Landry, Donna Bailey, Sandra McQuain)                            

9:45-10:30 AM: II Breakout Sessions

Track 1 Professional Development:  Reinventing Yourself  

How to become the person you want to be with the job you want to have. Whether it is to restart your career path or to take your personal life in a new direction, Deborah Randolph will offer tips on reinventing yourself. (Deborah Randolph)

Track 2 Leadership:  Womentoring   

Successful professional women supporting other professional women.  The goal is to give female voices, that would otherwise find it hard to be heard, a greater opportunity of reaching their true potential.   (Sandra McQuain)

Track 3 Entrepreneurship:  The Ice House and the Business Model

Does your start-up idea work? Can it make money? Is there a definable market for your product or service? What resources are available to help you get your business off to a successful start?  (Leann Murphy)

10:45-11:30 AM: III Breakout Sessions

Track 1 Professional Development:  Be the Boss 

Setting your priorities and managing your time so you can live your dream!  (Allyson Marlowe)

Track 2 Leadership:  Keys to Successful Strategic Alliances 

Diversifying your network to create alliances that advance your career, (Monique Thierry, U.S. Chamber)

Track 3 Entrepreneurship:  Leveling Up and Growing Your Business

Are you ready for the big time? Is your business growth-ready? What resources are available to help your business grow and profit?

11:45 AM: Lunch opens
12:15-1:30 PM: Lunch & Keynote Speaker

Natalie Hurks, North America Fabric Go To Market Director, Procter & Gamble