Photography by Collin Richie
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 nonprofits.
The 2018 Influential Women in Business balance all these demands, and more, with grace and humility. But, of course, it’s not easy—and it hasn’t been a leisurely climb for any of this year’s 10 honorees. And while their personal and career paths are varied, there are a few common threads that emerge when speaking with the honorees about how they’ve reached this point in their lives.
They take risks. They persevere in the face of failure. They have strong support networks, both at work and home. They believe in themselves. They are compassionate. They pray. And at the end of a long day, they know how to decompress and recharge for the next challenge that awaits them.
For 21 years now, Business Report has been honoring the incredible women in our community who are making the Capital Region a better place to live, work and play. As you’ll learn in their profiles on the following pages, this year’s honorees have already achieved much, but they’re not anywhere near the finish line. Along with the profiles, the 2018 Influential Women in Business will be celebrated at a special luncheon on June 6.
Read the stories of this year’s class:
president and executive counsel, Brooks Thompson Consulting
owner, Marie Constantin Photography
vice president, government & public affairs, Cox Communications Southeast Region
president, G.E.C. Inc.
executive director, Big Buddy
clinical exercise physiologist, Fitness Design for Women / councilwoman, City of Zachary
dean, LSU College of Science
president, Dugas Pest Control
CEO/administrator, Gulf Coast Occupational Medicine Inc.
Medicaid territory marketing manager, Healthy Blue
Before you go…
Did you know fewer women run
Baton Rouge’s Top 100 Private Companies than men named John?
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