The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) in New Orleans was non-existant for almost a decade following Hurricane Katrina. After nine years, the organization announced it would be celebrating the chartering of a New Orleans Chapter called the ABWA Crescent City Connections Express Network.
On March 12th, ABWA will welcome “Demo Diva” Simone Bruni as the speaker for the next scheduled luncheon at Ralph Brennan’s Heritage Grill.
Bruni’s presentation, “Down to the Dirt,” will elaborate on the entrepreneur’s journey from having “only a few hundred hot pink yard signs” to owning her own fleet of heavy equipment, and competing for major contracts against the big guys in her industry.
Kim Hasney, ABWA Vice President of Programming, said, “It’s so important that business women in our city hear from others who have started from the ground up and manufactured their own success. Simone’s business and her continued growth are an inspiration to women trying to make it in the business world, especially in male dominated industries.”
ABWA Crescent City Connections Express Network is open to all professional women, and is actively recruiting new members. The event is open to all as well.
ABWA was founded in 1949 and has grown to existence in over 300 cities across the country. Formation Chair Charlotte Patrowski and formation co-chair Rachel Nunez are looking forward to bringing the association, which hosts 5,000 business and networking meetings each year.
Local Membership Chair, Lyndsey Graham said, “ABWA gives women the potential to grow, not only professionally but personally. I love the self-empowerment that ABWA encourages, and the opportunity to network with hundreds of women. I think every business owner and professional can learn from this organization, and in turn further their careers.”
To register for the luncheon, click here.