‘Business Report’ announces 2019 Influential Women in Business honorees

    Business Report has announced the 10 Capital Region women who will be celebrated as this year’s Influential Women in Business honorees. Those being recognized are:

    Stephanie Cargile, public and government affairs manager, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge

    Jennifer Eplett Reilly, founding chair, New Schools for Baton Rouge/co-founder, City Year Inc.

    —Dima Ghawi, career coach, motivational speaker and author

    —Camille Manning-Broome, president and CEO, Center for Planning Excellence

    —Robyn Merrick, vice president for External Affairs, Southern University

    —Caroline Roemer, executive director, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools

    —Donna Saurage, sole manager, CCC Holdings LLC/Community Coffee Company

    —Kathy Trahan, president and CEO, Alliance Safety Council

    —Raedtha Vasquez, partner, Jones Walker

    —Colleen Waguespack, founder/owner, Fig and Dove  

    All honorees will be profiled in the May 7 issue of Business Report and recognized at the 2019 Influential Women in Business Awards luncheon on Tuesday, May 21, at the Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge. Honorees past and present as well as event guests are invited to a networking session beginning at 11 a.m.; the program will follow from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    The keynote speaker will be Dr. Betty Uribe, a business executive, international speaker, entrepreneur and recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, turnarounds, organizational structure and peak performance.

    The luncheon is sponsored by Business First Bank, Kean Miller, Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry, NAI Latter & Blum and Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge. Tickets are $500 per table or $50 per person. Get more information and tickets.

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