Conference targets women in business

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: February 19, 2013


     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University and Tangipahoa Professional Women (TPW) will host Women Mean Business on Thursday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Southeastern's Twelve Oaks Reception Hall on Union Avenue.
     "The Women Mean Business Conference will provide high impact strategies to help women of all ages survive and thrive individually and professionally," said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the LSBDC. "This full day event will be jam packed with knowledge, tools, resources and connections."
     Women Mean Business presenters include Judge Grace Gasaway, 7th City Ward Court of Tangipahoa Parish; Kim Walker, "Queen of Conncections" at 5 Stones Media; and Dr. Tina Thomas, author and national personality expert.
     The event will also feature an informative panel of experts who will address the top wellness issues for women in 2013. Panelists include Dr. Dwan Mabry with North Oaks Obstetrics and Gynecology; Julie Day, corporate wellness director of Spoga Studio in Hammond; and Paige LeBleu Moody, licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist at Southeastern.
     "The event will provide opportunities to network with other professionals and local business owners," Summers said. "Table sponsorships are available for businesses interested in participating."
     Another highlight of this event is "Women Mean Fashion," an exclusive showcase of spring and summer looks, Summmers added.
     Cost to attend the event is $50; discounts will be given to members of TPW and Southeastern students can attend free of charge. To register or for more information about table sponsorships, visit or contact the LSBDC at 985-549-3831 or




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