Joy Bruce

Joy M. Bruce is the Executive Director of CASA New Orleans, a nonprofit organization that fights for the rights of abused and neglected children. Under her leadership, CASA New Orleans has diversified their funding and programming, becoming the first CASA program in the state to secure funds to follow youth after they transition out of foster… Read More

Dr. Alexandra “Sashi” Band

Dr. Alexandra “Sashi” Band is a board-certified OB/GYN. She attended Middlebury College in Vermont for her undergraduate studies. And returned home to Tulsa, Oklahoma for medical school where she attended Oklahoma State University College of Health Sciences. She completed her internship and residency at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans where she served as education… Read More

Anitra Blue-Francis

As a financial advisor, Anitra Blue-Francis impacts the lives of the people you love the most! She began her career in 2007 while completing an internship during her senior year of college while studying finance at Louisiana State University. She gained experience that would shape her career as a Chartered Financial Consultant, ChFC®  She has… Read More

Karen DeBlieux

Karen DeBlieux is Capital One Commercial Banking’s head of U.S. Corporate Banking and market president. As head of U.S. Corporate Banking, DeBlieux leads a team of relationship bankers covering U.S.-based large cap companies in diversified industries. In her almost 30 years with the firm, DeBlieux has held leadership positions in national accounts, Gulf South banking,… Read More

April Dupré

April is a lover of animals, music, dance, corny puns, and a true New Orleans native. Her favorite meal is 5 lbs of crawfish, a sno-ball, and an order of beignets! It doesn’t get more Nola than dat! “Like any other New Orleanian, I love to eat and drink, however, I’ve found a balance between… Read More

Liz Broekman

Liz has been the Director of the P.O.W.E.R. (Potential Of Women Entrepreneurs Realized) Program since October of 2017 and with Fidelity Bank for 4 years where she has grown the program to over 1000 members.  Liz is a native of Kenner, attended Ursuline Academy then LSU where she received a Bachelors of Science in Art… Read More

Blair duQuesnay

Blair duQuesnay, CFA, CFP is an investment advisor at Ritholtz Wealth Management. She works with clients to create sustainable financial plans and investment strategies, and she is a member of the firm’s investment committee. Blair writes about personal finance and issues pertaining to women on her blog The Belle Curve.  Blair is an active contributor… Read More

Laila Morcos Zissis

Laila Morcos Zissis has a thirst for hearing people’s stories, telling them to the world, or helping people live the stories they want to live in life. She has always been inquisitive and has enjoyed absorbing information about how experiences affect life and human action. This is what has driven Zissis to the multi-faceted professional… Read More

Courtney Jackson

Courtney Jackson is the Organizer and Storyteller for Ride New Orleans, a non-profit transit advocacy organization that envisions a region in which taking transit enables full access to jobs, education, healthcare and other needs that ensure the equitable, thriving community that all residents deserve.  Prior to working in transit advocacy with Ride New Orleans Courtney… Read More

Kathlyn Perez

Kathlyn Perez is the Founder of Perez Law LLC, a hybrid employment law and consulting firm.  Kathlyn has been practicing law since 2006 and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, and New Orleans Magazine as a top lawyer in area of labor and employment law.  Her employment… Read More