Education & networking

The Business Report Executive Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for the fall 2019 session.

Business Report offers this customized program for advancing professionals and entrepreneurs to elevate their leadership skills through personal development, professional growth, civic outreach, networking with like-minded peers and insight from top CEO speakers.

Professionals with a minimum of five years of business experience and/or manage a team, and who are on the fast-track for increased responsibility at any level of an organization are eligible for the academy. Entrepreneurs and small business owners can also apply.

Attendees will represent a wide variety of industries as well as the nonprofit sector. The selection process is competitive, with a limited number of candidates being chosen to participate to ensure a personalized experience.

Visit the Business Report Leadership Academy website for additional details or to complete an online application. The fall session begins Aug. 16.


“It’s Time to Advance Your Career” is the topic of the next Leadership & Lattes, a Baton Rouge community focused on elevating women in business. The session is set for 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Friday, July 26, at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge.

The group—led by author, leadership keynote speaker and executive coach Dima Ghawi—offers 20 minutes for networking, 30 minutes for group discussion and activity about the focus topic, and then an additional 10 minutes for more networking.

Tickets are $15; space is limited. Get tickets.


The Financial Planning Association of Baton Rouge is hosting a networking luncheon rom 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the City Club of Baton Rouge, 355 North Boulevard.

Attendees will join their peers for a relaxed luncheon to share ideas, mentorship opportunities and common experiences, and get to know other professional women in the fast growing financial planning industry.

Tickets are $20 per person and all inclusive. Get tickets.

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