Invitation: Celebrate the 2020 Influential Women in Business

Business Report has announced the eight Capital Region women who will be celebrated in the coming months as this year’s Influential Women in Business honorees. Those being recognized this year are:

 Cheri Ausberry, Louisiana customer service manager, Entergy
 Kim Bowman, founder, The Bella Bowman Foundation
 Stacia Haynie, executive vice president and provost, LSU
 Racheal Hebert, president and CEO, Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response Center
 Norisha Kirts Glover, owner, NRK Construction
• Gloria Moncada, refinery manager, ExxonMobil
 Tiffany Stewart, director of Behavior Technology Laboratory and Pennington Diabetes Clinic, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
 Padma Vatsavai, founder and CEO, Vinformatix

All honorees will be profiled in the May issue of Business Report and recognized on Wednesday, July 29, at the Crowne Plaza.

The celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. with a special panel, Influential Women in Business: A Conversation. Join us for an hour of conversation with five former Influential Women in Business honorees. In this moderated and Q+A session, they’ll share their experiences climbing the ladder, connecting with mentors, finding work/life balance, running a business, negotiating compensation, serving as a champion for other women and more.

Panelists are L’Auberge Baton Rouge Vice President and General Manager Kim Ginn, Jani-King of Baton Rouge franchise owner Monique Scott-Spaulding, ExxonMobil Chemical Baton Rouge Polyolefins Plant Manager Angela Zeringue, Emergent Method Director of Training Julie Laperouse, author and leadership coach Dima Ghawi and luncheon keynote speaker Lauren Bailey, founder of Factor 8, a national sales training company. The session will be followed by networking.

The awards luncheon will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Bailey has traveled the world to launch inside sales teams, and her corporate experience and clients include SAP, Sony, Waste Management, Grainger, Microsoft and Google. Recognizing that only one in five sales leaders is a woman, and just one in four mid-level sales roles is filled by a female, she also founded #GirlsClub, an intensive nine-month program that connects female protégées with sales mentors and thought leaders designed to elevate them to the next generation of digital sales managers and executives.

The luncheon is being sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, b1BANK, Kean Miller LLP, Mercedes Benz of Baton Rouge and Skincare Aesthetics of Baton Rouge. Tickets for the event are $50 each, with tables of 10 available for $500. Get tickets here.

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