• Hundreds attend the New Orleans Chamber’s Women’s Leadership Conference

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    NEW ORLEANS
    (May 8, 2023) – More than 600 registrants joined the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce for its fourth annual Power Up: Women’s Leadership Conference, presented by Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R (Potential of Women Entrepreneurs Realized).
     
    The all-inclusive professional development conference, which is a collaboration with local women’s organizations, took place April 19, 2023 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center with 18 breakout sessions, three keynote sessions and nearly two dozen exhibitors.
     
    “The buzz at the Convention Center was extraordinary,” said Ron Stone, Senior Corporate Relations Advisor at Shell Deep Water Gulf of Mexico, and sponsor of the morning keynote session. “Every year, the conference is elevated to new and more impactful levels. All of us at Shell are so grateful for the strong partnership.”
     
    “This is another example of the ways in which the Chamber gives its members a chance to shine,” he continued.
     
    Power Up: Women’s Leadership Conference connects like-minded businesswomen pursuing career advancement and provides opportunities to help them accelerate their professional development.
     
    “With owning multiple businesses, time management can be difficult,” said Heather Hutton, president and CEO of Nola Build Construction & Design Inc. “The Women's Leadership Conference was extremely helpful; giving me the tools I need to improve my time management skills, making my business more efficient and profitable.”
     
    To learn more about Power Up: Women’s Leadership Conference visit powerupnola.com.
     
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    *Editor’s Note:  Photos from the conference can be found here.
     
    Photo captions:

    • Photo 1: More than 600 registrants joined the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce for its fourth annual Power Up: Women’s Leadership Conference, presented by Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R (Potential of Women Entrepreneurs Realized).
    • Photo 2: Shell USA’s General Manager of Production Assets and Capabilities in the Gulf of Mexico Jennifer Saballos, was the Power Up: Women’s Leadership Conference opening keynote speaker.
    • Photo 3:  New Orleans Chamber Executive Vice President Ashley Hilsman, Emmy award-winning reporter & luncheon keynote speaker Monica Pierre, Fidelity P.O.W.E.R Program Director Liz Broekman and Chamber CEO Sandra Lombana Lindquist pictured at the Power Up: Women’s Leadership Conference.
     
    About The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce: The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization consisting of business and community leaders who work together to create a dynamic business climate that drives entrepreneurship and business success in the New Orleans community. The Chamber connects all businesses to foster development in the New Orleans community through networking, education and advocacy. With a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, the Chamber is a driving force in the Greater New Orleans business community.

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    sharon@gambelpr.com

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