Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Journeys!

June 11-14, 2015

Treat yourself for a few hours, a day or a weekend designed especially for you to develop your professional and personal life, network, and experience one of the world's most interesting and culturally rich cities - New Orleans.


FestiGals Empowerment Day

Full Day of Personal & Professional Development

Friday, June 12

Discover the keys to unlocking the most successful you with presentations  by top-notch speakers whose knowledge and experience will inspire, motivate, and help you reach your highest potential- personally and professionally.


Breakfast presentation, keynote luncheon, choice of three featured seminars.


7:30 AM Heals on the Ground: Women Who Created a Storm of Change after Katrina with Anne Millings, Denise Thornton, and CouncilWoman LaToya Cantrell

9:30 AM Choose from three seminars:

  • Workplace Journeys with Amy Landry, Jessica Rareshide, Debra W. Gould, and Sandra Lindquist, moderator
  • Wrinkles to Ravishing with Dr. Kelly Burkenstock
  • Self-Sabotage: The Journey from Why to Why Not with Karen Berg

10:45 AM Choose from three seminars:

  • Money Matters: Tips for Being Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise with Mildred Dillon, Kemberley Washington, and Renee Pastor, moderator
  • Turn Your Life from Fizzle to Sizzle to Stay Fabulous Forever with Melanie Young
  • Culinary Panel with Peggy Scott Laborde, Poppy Tooker and friends

12:00 PM Luncheon with Keynote Speaker, with a Meet & Greet to follow

2:00 PM Choose from three seminars:

  • One Woman’s Journey to Find her Passion with Anner Tuennerman of Tales of the Cocktail
  • Intersecting Generations in your Personal & Professional Pursuits with Vicki Salemi
  • Journey of a Musical Lifetime with Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans, and Jan Ramsey, Offbeat

3:00 PM Informal Speaker Exchange and Book Signing

4:00 PM Sip & Shop Networking Reception

Join us for this insightful day that’s sure to increase your professional performance, improve your personal well-being and sharpen your entrepreneurial skills!