LA Federation Of Business And Professional Women's Foundation To Celebrate, Educate, Lobby For Women At Annual Meeting In June

METAIRIE, LA – This June, the Louisiana chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation will hold their annual meeting and 3-day conference and focus on lobbying for equal rights and equal pay.

         Local chapters hail from cities and parishes state-wide and will come together at the Sheraton Galleria, 4 Galleria Blvd., in Metairie, LA, on Saturday, June 11, 2016, for a day of education and advocacy for Women’s rights in the workplace. This year’s presentation includes luncheon speaker, Dr. Shanta Proctor, who is the Director of Louisiana Women’s Policy and Research Commission in the Governor’s office.

         After lunch an Individual Development Seminar will commence and will feature Deborah D. Keller, a Louisiana licensed professional engineer with over 35 years of experience in planning and engineering projects, of which 27 years included engineering positions held at the Port of New Orleans. After retiring from the Port of New Orleans as chief engineer and Director of Port Development in 2014, she formed her own engineering firm, Deborah D. Keller and Partners, LLC.

         The Federation welcomes all women to join them for this portion of the meeting and benefit from Keller’s 35 years of experience working in a largely male dominated profession.

         The Louisiana Federation of Business and Professional Women has been serving Louisiana women since 1919 by providing resources, scholarship funds and strong advocacy for women’s rights in the workplace for almost a century. One of the most interesting and profound facets of this organization is the ability for young women to connect with women who have been in the workforce for over 50 years in Louisiana, Foundation reps said. While the National Organization has gone through many changes in policy, location, and stance on women’s issues, the Louisiana chapter has remained constant and unified in their advocacy and influence in Louisiana Government, they said.

         Several members who will be in attendance have been active in the organization for more than 50 years. The annual meeting not only provides timeless information about direct communication and equality in traditionally male dominated work environments, but also provides the unique opportunity to wage meaningful connection with elders who have seen great change and overcome huge obstacles as working women in their lifetime and discuss how to continue on the path of growth, equality and community, event reps said.

         The luncheon and events on Saturday, June 11, is considered the highlight of the 3-day conference and business meeting.

         Single day tickets are open to the public and include a catered lunch, and three-day tickets for all conference activities and meetings as well as new member information, are available here.



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