Time Topic Details
8:30 – 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 – 9:40 AM Opening Remarks – Kristin Moore
9:40 – 10:40 AM Opening Plenary Session
10:40 – 10:50 AM BREAK
10:50 – 11:50 AM Breakout Sessions Round 1
Investing in Your Career

Develop your Presence: How to gain credibility and get a seat at the table

Despite accounting for more than half the college-educated workforce, women are hampered with unnecessary hurdles and barriers. With Louisiana ranking as the worst state for pay disparities amongst women, it is imperative that women are supported with the tools to challenge implicit bias and discrimination. This session will provide tips on how woman can occupy space, establish a unique voice, and demand equal treatment.

Investing in Your Community

Make NOLA Last: How to impact sustainably and build resilience

It’s impossible to eat an elephant in one single bite, but it is possible in many smaller bites. Creating an impactful venture isn’t completed in one grand action, but several smaller feats.  New Orleans is a small, but grand city that requires commitment, understanding, and a whole lot of patience. This session will discuss how to create a lasting impact on your community through your work, values, and everyday talents.

Investing in You

Personal Finance: Equip yourself with financial knowledge to build wealth

Personal finances are the pink elephants in room. They directly impact and influence your ability and inability to pursue goals. Finance troubles can impede business expansions, educational opportunities, and limit your access to resources. This session will address the pink elephant by providing essential knowledge on how personal finances are a professional liability.

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM BREAK
12:00 – 1:00 PM Keynote Speaker – Phyllis Taylor
1:00 – 1:10 PM BREAK
1:10 – 2:10 PM Breakout Sessions Round 2
Investing in Your Career

Crisis Leadership: How to lead in uncertainty

“It’s Handle.” Hollywood assiduously created a sexy image of crisis as a glamorous cloud of chaos gliding cross a minefield in fashionable heels. However, in reality, a crisis is normally a disaster developed with little notice and a caravan of disarray. Businesses face unseen challenges, priorities are rearranged, and demands are heightened. This session will discuss how to deal with change, how to handle business or employment disruption, the pros and cons of technology, and how to handle the critiques of leading.

Investing in Your Community

Pay it forward: How to make the most impact with your time, talent, and treasures

Gifts are unique talents that everyone possess. However, knowing how to utilize your gifts to mobilize your community is an art. This session will dive into ways to use your time and talent to behind the community through your work, social, and personal life.

Investing in You

Women’s Health: Taking charge of your health post-Covid

The recent COVID-19 outbreak is producing unprecedented emergency management. It is also causing is unforeseen amount of stress. Stress can alter your mental, emotional, and physical health, as well as undermine your sense of well-being and effectiveness. This session strives to gain a clear understanding of the indicators and consequences of stress and learn how to management unpredicted changed.

2:10 – 2:20 PM BREAK
2:20 – 3:20 PM Breakout Sessions Round 3
Investing in Your Career

Leadership Perspectives: hear from diverse group of women on how leadership skills transcends industries

Women in leadership positions impact of the workforce and significantly influence organizations’ ideas of inclusiveness and equality. These influences are seen across industries with similar impacts. Leadership is a complex set of relationships, systems, and processes. This session will breakdown the importance of relationship building.

Investing in Your Community

Get Your Voice Heard: How to engage your city, state, and even federal government to advocate on your behalf

Standing on your soapbox in the middle of Bourbon street is not the only way to use your political voice. Your civic influence not only has the ability to help your day-to-day life, but also the improvement of your entire community. Learn ethical and legal ways to leverage your voice to engage others to action for positive impact on the community.

Investing in You

Prioritizing Purpose: How to identify what matters most

Prioritizing yourself is difficult for many women who often find themselves taking care of everyone and everything, but themselves. This session  discusses how finding prioritizing you and self-care is not a luxury and identifying your needs can be transforming in your work and personal life.

3:20 – 3:30 PM BREAK
3:40 – 4:40 PM Entrepreneurial Session

Business Start Up 101: Resources for Women

Bootstrapping your first business can be exciting and daunting at the same time. Understanding the legal and tax requirements to start a business in Louisiana can be overwhelming. Learn about the resources available for women-led businesses as well as pitfalls to avoid given by seasoned veterans.

4:40 – 5:00 PM BREAK
5:00 – 7:00 PM WE Fellowship Happy Hour and Big Pitch