2012 Influential Women in Business

2012 Influential Women in Business

Meet 10 women making a difference in the Capital Region.
  Shelly Dick

Shelly Dick

Attorney
  The real face of reform

The real face of reform

My dad used to say, “The proof is in the pudding.” People can discuss theories, and politicians can pontificate, but in the end, what are the real results in people's lives? As the legislative session winds down, we have seen historic reforms made in education, building on a battle that emerged 20 years ago on behalf of children and parents. The idea then, as it was this session for Gov. Bobby Jindal and other reformers, was to provide parents more choices to help their children get a good education and pursue their dreams.
 
  Making progress

Making progress

Female entrepreneurs are gaining ground in the business world, but challenges remain.
  Sign of the times

Sign of the times

Eliminating the blight of illegal roadside advertising proves a challenge for Baton Rouge.
  Changing the rules

Changing the rules

Will a measure altering the governance of CATS make the agency more businesslike or give the board too much power?
  Dems pick their fights

Dems pick their fights

Arriving for their day at the Legislature, the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha, clad in salmon and green, had no idea they were about to kill a bill.
  Kay Goodwyn

Kay Goodwyn

President & CEO, Roco Rescue
  The road to irrelevance

The road to irrelevance

Regardless of whatever stats, rankings or carefully shaded reports the Jindal administration puts out regarding job creation or the state of the state’s economy, please know that, in truth, Louisiana is on a high-speed-rail collision course with global economic irrelevance.
  Jo Ellen Kearny

Jo Ellen Kearny

CPA/Financial adviser, Daigrepont & Brian
  Jamie Haeuser

Jamie Haeuser

Senior vice president of operations, Woman's Hospital
  Erin Monroe Wesley

Erin Monroe Wesley

Senior vice president of governmental affairs, Baton Rouge Area Chamber
  Barbara Auten

Barbara Auten

Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area
  Joining forces

Joining forces

Local engineering firm ABMB merges with a Canadian giant to secure its future.
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