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Louisiana Womens Leaders Conference on Small Business Entrepreneurship

The Louisiana Womens Leaders Conference on Small Business Entrepreneurship will be held on May 3 & 4 at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


  Mentor Questionaire LWLC

U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, Honorary Co-Chair

Keynote Speakers

Joan Lunden, host of Good Morning America for two decades & best-selling author

Moira Forbes, publisher of Forbes Woman 

Dr. Sam Bacharach, Professor, Cornell University, Director of Bacharach Leadership Group, and best-selling author, including guides to managerial competence: Get Them on Your Side and Keep Them On Your Side. 

Conference Mission
To provide information which will enhance life altering decisions affecting the economic well being of women. To this end, sessions will focus on legal, credit, financial and technology issues. Keynote speakers will add insight into organizational political competence, reinventing oneself, and non-traditional business opportunities.

Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Center for Women in Business
AT&T Louisiana
Capital One Bank                                                                                                                                                                            BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services/Crisis Intervention Division
Lafourche Commission on Women
Louisiana Policy and Research Commission on Women

Friends                                                                                                                                                   Louisiana Lottery                                                                                                                                       The Mirror Group LLC                                                                                                                     The Demo Diva Demolition Company                                                                                       Courson Nickel

Contributing Guests
Senator Sharon Weston Broome, Senate President Pro Tempore
Representative Karen St. Germain
Senator Karen Carter Peterson
Sonia Perez, President of AT&T Louisiana
Stephen Moret, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development
State Representative Helena Moreno
Ami Sanchez, Small Business Committee Counsel for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, Washington D.C.

Two awards to be presented during conference:
Emerging Entrepreneur Award
Dream Big Small Business Award

Award criteria and eligibility information are available at: http://www.nicholls.edu/lcwg/louisiana-womens-leaders-conference-on-small-business-entrepreneurship/2012-emerging-entrepreneur-award-2012-lcwg-dream-big-small-business-award/

Nominations are due by Monday, April 16, 2012.

Breakout Sessions-May 3 (Presenters to be announced in brochure): 
Business Financing & Legal Issues
To C or Not to C: Organizing a 501(c)(3) or other Non-profit
Let’s Get Tech Savvy
Non-Traditional Opportunities
Health Care for Small Business
Domestic Violence: Why Should Business Care?
Frankenstein Financing: How Entrepreneurship Created a Monster

General Sessions-May 4:
Plenary Session on Questions Raised on May 3rd
Political Competence in Business


You can make reservations by Credit Card by calling the Center’s Assistant Sue Aysenne  at 985-448-4770. You can also make checks payable to “Friends of Louisiana Center for Women and Government” and mail to P.O. Box 2062, Thibodaux, LA 70301. We look forward to hearing from you!

Conference registration fee is $75.

For overnight accommodations, contact:
Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel
Special rates are available for conference attendees ($96 based on availability). Mention Louisiana Center for Women and Government.

The LCWG is a 501(c)(3) organization–your contribution is tax-deductible.
Tax ID #: 45-2583491

Capital Area: Tanya Freeman & Stuart Stewart, Chairs; Elizabeth Dent, Peggy Gehbauer, Adena Boris, Paulette Bailey-Wilson, Melinda Long, Senator Sharon Weston Broome, Rachel Farmer
New Orleans: Carole Short, Breakout Chair; Nicole Ferrier, Leslie Marsh, Kathleen Mix, Faith Peperone, Diane Hollis
Bayou Region
: Major Renee Brinkley, 501(c)3 consultant; Debbie Benoit, Kate Daigle, Carmen Gauchasin, Marguerite Knight-Erwin, Representative Karen St. Germain, Leslie Suazo, Donnell Zeringue, Marguerite Knight-Smith

The Louisiana Center for Women & Government promotes:
1. Leadership & public policy training opportunities for high potential females, ages 13 & above
2. Non-traditional careers for women
3. Opportunities for public service for women
4. Recognition of women who have made significant contributions in non-traditional roles and/or public service
5. Internships & opportunities for students at institutions of higher education to have practical experience in public service and learn about the relationship and interaction among government, business, and the economy.
6. Louisiana’s intellectual property and policy initiatives for women across this nation.

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