Christine Vinson

Christine has over 20 years of experience in private security having joined VINSON’s Baton Rouge office during her education at Louisiana State University.  She began as a branch office clerk before progressing through the corporation, ultimately being named President in 2015 becoming the third generation of Vinson to manage the company.  Christine led the reorganization… Read More

2020 Sponsors

The Women’s Leadership Summit thanks our 2020 Sponsors. Presenting Sponsor Platinum Sponsors Jaimee Boyd & Jacqueline Landry, generous donors of the summit’s Raffle Prize.  Gold Sponsors Silver Sponsors Biz New Orleans Lucid Postlethwaite & Netterville (P&N)  Bronze Sponsors Cheryl Ellsworth & Alvin Richards III Krispy Krunchy Foods, LLC Thirty North Investments, LLC Virtual Table Sponsor Corcoran… 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

Molly Kimball

Molly is a registered dietitian with a passion to make it easy for people to live their strongest, healthiest lives. She is the founder of Eat Fit, a nonprofit initiative of Ochsner Health that works with local restaurants, markets, schools and corner stores to develop & identify nutritious items on the menu. The Eat Fit… Read More

Kristen Preau

Kristen Preau Moore’s ambition in life has always been to celebrate the place she proudly calls home—which is why her early career shows a distinct pattern: She was a costume character at Jazzland, an intern at the Superdome, and worked in marketing and sales for University of New Orleans Athletics, among other things. But it… Read More

Teresa Lawrence

Teresa Lawrence is a Cuban-born entrepreneur who arrived in the United States as a refugee on President Nixon’s “Freedom Flight” in 1973. Joined by her mother, brother, and grandmother, it was this pursuit of liberty mingled with sheer uncertainty that instilled in her a strong work ethic that follows her to this day. From bagging… Read More


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  The 2022 Women’s Leadership Summit 9:30-9:40 | Opening Remarks Shannon Brice (President, Junior League of New Orleans) 9:40-10:40 | Opening Plenary Mali Carow (Four Seasons New Orleans) Robin Barnes (New Orleans Songbird, MoveYa Brass) Tamara Wyre (Hancock Whitney) 10:50-11:50 | Session I – Panels  Investing in Your Career: “Creating Your Personal Brand”: How to… Read More

2020 Speakers

The Women’s Leadership Summit, held on October 20, 2020  featured a diverse line-up of speakers and sessions including an inspirational keynote speaker, an opening plenary, and nine breakout sessions. Breakout session topics had three focus areas — professional development, personal growth, and community engagement — with all sessions reflective of JLNO’s commitment to diversity, equity, and… Read More

Women’s Leadership Summit

Friday, January 20, 2023

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER The Women’s Leadership Summit is a one-day in-person experience, taking place Friday, January 20th at the Sheraton Hotel, for all women striving to grow personally and professionally, while impacting the communities they serve.  ABOUT THE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SUMMIT Women’s Leadership Summit will empower local women through a diverse line-up of speakers… Read More