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FestiGals 2017: That's a Wrap!

From the toast to our Grand Diva Robin Barnes to the After Glow Party at Harrah's New Orleans Casino Theater, we had a FABULOUS FestiGals New Orleans Women's Weekend Experience.

New Orleans Songbird Crowned

Grand Diva Robin Barnes was officially crowned at an earlier press event but we wanted to shower her with more gifts at an up close and personal event at the JW Marriott with some of our Festi-Fabulous ladies.

Welcome Divas, Sponsors &


The Presbytere at the Louisiana State Museum hosted our Ultimate Diva Package ladies, sponsors and friends at the Opening Reception. Tunes from NOLA Swing, tasty bites from Marie's Fleur de Lis Catering and flowing wine & mint juleps welcomed our ladies to New Orleans in style.

Photo Cred: Frank Stansbury

Linda Knocked Her Hard Hat Out of the Park Co-Owner of the Colorado Rockies and President/CEO of Alvarado Construction, Linda's quick wit struck the crowd and her inspiring story kept us all on the edge of our seats. Presented by Morgan Stanley.

WIDE Variety of Speakers

From playing with Burlesque feathers, to learning how to negotiate for yourself to the quick tidbits of FestiTalks presented by Cox Communications, there was something for EVERYONE at the 2017 Women's Leadership Conference.

Dinner for the Girls

Our Ultimate Package ladies and a few lucky women who caught an open seat at Sac-a-lait got to experience Chef Samantha Carroll's culinary talents starting with the Damn Thistle cocktail, Deviled Crab, Crawfish Gnudi & more. Our partners at the Louisiana Seafood Marketing & Promotions Board provided the delicious, local seafood.

Bloody Mary's, Brunch and BRAS

Only in New Orleans during FestiGals, can you enjoy all three in one place. The beautiful Stein Mart thriver models rocked the runway beside those jigglin' Jailhouse Rockers. PLUS we raised over $31,000 for CAGNO & Breastoration!

Photo Cred: NewOrleansLocal

It All Started With A Costume

This year we partnered with our friend Carl Mack at his Mardi Gras Museum of Costumes & Culture for a Vieux Carre Stiletto Stroll kick off and pre-party. Before we took it to the French Quarter streets for our 7th annual Stiletto Stroll Second Line Parade, New Orleans' largest women's parade.

Photo Cred: Cosette Richards

Groovy 7 ROCKED Harrah's Casino Theater!

No one was standing still with Groovy 7 rocking Harrah's Theater Saturday night! Good tunes, great food and shining a light on domestic violence. We raised almost $15,000 for the New Orleans Family Justice Center!

Thank you for joining us and providing FestiGals the opportunity to present an inspiring event for women that showcases our city, supports women's causes and positively impacts the lives of many. With your continued support and involvement, FestiGals will continue to flourish!

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