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 Leverage Your Strengths and Grow Your Career
Jennifer Bernard (Corcoran &; Bernard CPAs), Kathlyn Perez Bethune, Sarah Martzolf (The Martzolf Group), Beth Colon (Morgan Stanley)

Investing in Your Community:“Intentional Community Engagement”
Jennifer Ray (Greater New Orleans Human Trafficking Task Force), Dr. Deidre Hayes (Tulane University)

Investing in Yourself: “How to Command the Room & Master the art of Effective Communication”
Moncherie Holmes-Jones (MOJO Marketing + PR), Monica Pierre (Pierre Principal Communications), Valerie M. Grubb, CSP (Val Grubb and

12:00-1:00 | KEYNOTE: Rear Admiral Mary Landry


1:15-2:00 | Session II – Workshops 

Investing in Your Career:“Career Mapping – The Power of Learning & Development”
Amanda Credeur, Amber Barlow Garcia (Deutsch Kerrigan), Anne Comarda (Engel & Volkes New Orleans)

Investing in Your Community:“Getting Involved in the Health & Wellness of our Community”
Coretta LaGarde, American Heart Association & Dr.Sheryl Martin-Schild, MD, PhD (Dr. Brain, Inc.), Diane Lyons (FestiGals, Accent on Arrangements)

Investing in Yourself: Women Health & Wellness
Jill Knight Nalty & Jodi Penn Rivers (Argent Trust Company)

2:00-2:30 | BREAK: WELLNESS BREAK (Maria Terry with Eat Fit NOLA; & Dr. Tammy Lewis Wilborn)

2:30-3:00 | Session III – Fireside Chats 

Investing in Your Career: Strategically Finding a Mentor and Sponsor
Amy Landry (Loyola University New Orleans, JLNO)

Investing in Your Community: Impacting a Community of Women
Nadine Brown (Dress For Success New Orleans)

Investing in Yourself: Leading with Intention and Growing your Visibility
Casey Ferrand (Casey Ferrand Media)


The 2020 Summit  featured a diverse line-up of speakers and sessions including an inspirational keynote speaker, an opening plenary, and several 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 inclusion.

Click here to view the speakers from the 2020 Women’s Leadership Summit.