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2019 Influential Women in Business

Somehow, they make it all look so easy. The high-pressure careers. The growing families. The service on local boards and volunteer efforts at area...
Women in Business Stephanie Cargile

2019 WIB: Stephanie Cargile

Profession: Public and government affairs manager, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Hometown: Baton Rouge Age: 48 Family: Married to husband, John, with three children: Josh, Caroline and Patrick Years with company: 18 As...
Women in Business Jennifer Eplett Reilly

2019 WIB: Jennifer Eplett Reilly

Profession: Trustee and co-founder, City Year Inc./founding chair, New Schools for Baton Rouge Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts Age: 55 Family: Married to husband, Sean Reilly,  for 30 years,...
Dima Ghawi, Women in Business

2019 WIB: Dima Ghawi

Profession: Leadership keynote speaker & executive coach, Dima Ghawi LLC Hometown: Born in Turkey, raised in Jordan, and a proud Louisianan for the past 6...
Camille Manning Broome Influential Women in Business

2019 WIB: Camille Manning-Broome

Profession: President and CEO, Center for Planning Excellence Hometown: Baton Rouge Age: 41 Family: Married to husband, Devin Broome, with two sons: Isaac (7) and Emerson (5) Years with...
Robyn Merrick Influential Women in Business

2019 WIB: Robyn Merrick

Profession: Vice president for external affairs, Southern University and A&M College Hometown: Baton Rouge Age: 50 Family: Single, but a villager for many young people (as in “it...
Caroline Roemer Influential Women in Business

2019 WIB: Caroline Roemer

Profession: Executive director, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools Hometown: Baton Rouge Age: 51 Family: Has a son, Owen (10) Years with company: 11 Within five minutes of meeting Caroline Roemer,...
Donna Saurage Influential Women in Business

2019 WIB: Donna Saurage

Profession: Sole manager, CCC Holding LLC Hometown: Ada, Oklahoma Age: 80 Family: Widow of the late Norman Saurage III, with five children: Susan Saurage Altenloh, Stephanie Saurage, Hank...
Kathy Trahan Influential Woman in Business

2019 WIB: Kathy Trahan

Profession: President and CEO, Alliance Safety Council Hometown: Lajes AFB, Terceira, Azores Portugal Age: 60 Family: Three children—Dr. Karie LaFleur, Stephen L. Hudson and Darryl Hudson—and six...
Raedtha Vasquez

2019 WIB: Raedtha Vasquez

Profession: Partner, Jones Walker LLP Hometown: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Age: 43 Family: Married to Dylan C. Alge Years with company: 16 Raedtha Vasquez is equally passionate about her volunteer...

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