Women Mean Business conference to present engaging speakers, panel of experts and more

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: March 1, 2013


      HAMMOND – A variety of speakers and a panel of experts will highlight the Women Mean Business conference scheduled Thursday, March 14, 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. – 3 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 than means business should attend this conference."
     Women Mean Business presenters include Judge Grace Gasaway of the 7th City Ward Court of Tangipahoa Parish, who will present "Face Life and Move Forward;" Kim Walker, "Queen of Connections," at 5 Stones Media, who will present "So Much Social Media, So Little Time;" and Tina Thomas, author and national personality expert, who will present "Maximizing Leadership by Understanding Personality."
     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.
     Additional  highlights of the conference include a silent auction, a vendor expo throughout the day, door prizes, and "Women Mean Fashion," an exclusive showcase of spring and summer looks, Summers added.
     Cost to attend the event is $50 with breakfast and lunch included; 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 www.TangiPW.org or contact the LSBDC at 985-549-3831 or lsbdc.slu@lsbdc.org.



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