Women Mean Business Conference to present engaging speakers, panel of experts, vendor expo, silent auction and more
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – A variety of speakers and a panel of experts will highlight the Women Mean Business conference scheduled Thursday, March 27, at Southeastern Louisiana University.
Sponsored by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern and Tangipahoa Professional Women (TPW), the conference will be held from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Twelve Oaks Reception Hall on Union Avenue.
"This full day event will be jam packed with knowledge, tools, resources and connections to help women of all ages survive and thrive individually and professionally," said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the LSBDC. "Leaders and those aspiring to be leaders, professional service providers, small business owners or managers, sales and marketing professionals, business to business companies, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations and any woman who means business should attend this conference."
Women Mean Business presenters include Mari Ann Callais, the director of development for The Center for Living, Learning, Leading for Delta Delta Delta Fraternity, who will present "Stepping Up and Leaning In: A Woman's Guide to Living and Leading;" Michelle Cullison, president of Daystar New Media, who will present "Developing Your Professional Presence Online;" and TJ Reid, QVC personality, fashion accessory designer, author and journalist, who will present "What Mother Never Told Ya About Life."
The event will also feature an informative panel of experts who will address the top wellness issues for women in 2014.
Additional highlights of the conference include a silent auction, a vendor expo throughout the day, door prizes, and an exclusive showcase of spring and summer looks sponsored by Hammond Square, Summers added.
Table, vendor and ad sponsorships are available for businesses interested in participating in the event.
Cost to attend the event is $35 in advance or $45 on event day with breakfast and lunch included; Southeastern students may attend free of charge.