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Every year, Biz New Orleans dedicates its May issue to the women who are propelling businesses, industries,  communities – and the workforce as a whole – to new heights. The number of women-owned businesses is on the rise, and female professionals are leading initiatives and innovations that bring continued prosperity to our region. As the achievements of these women grow in impact and magnitude, so does our focus on celebrating their wisdom, tenacity and dedication. Our second annual class is comprised of path-makers who are raising the bar for women professionals everywhere. Join us in celebrating this year’s Women to Watch!

For more information, please contact Kate Henry at kate@myneworleans.com.

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Entergy New Orleans

Deanna Rodriguez, President and CEO • Courtney Nicholson, Vice President of Regulatory and Public Affairs • Sandra Diggs-Miller, Vice President, Customer Service

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UNO College of Business Administration

Pamela Kennett-Hensel, PhD • Christy Corey, PhD, Senior Associate • Enjilee M. Bailey

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Gina Rachel

CPA, Tax Director • Postlethwaite & Netterville

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Stacie Carubba

Associate Broker/Partner • Athena Real Estate

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Alyssa Fletchinger Higgins

Vice President • Plush Appeal – The Mardi Gras Spot

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Jessica D. LeBlanc

CPA/CFF, RENE/ePro • CPA Realty, LLC

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Lisa Julien

Realtor • Crescent City Living • Co-Team Leader • Juniper Ivy Group

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LaTanya LaBranch

Broker/Owner • Weichert Realtors – LaBranch & Associates

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The Bernard Group & Fidelity Bank

Jolie Bernard, Principal Owner and Chief Strategist The Bernard Group, LLC • Kiva Davis Reynolds, Small Business Relationship Manager Fidelity Bank

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Candace Washington

Vice President of Member Engagement • OnPath Federal Credit Union

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Dr. Kim Carter Evans

Vice President & Managing Director • TruFund Financial Services, Inc. – Southeast Region

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Darlene Poché Robért

Co-owner, Robért Fresh Market • Board President, Catholic Community Foundation

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Jill Knight Nalty

Market President • Argent Trust

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Julie Ragusa

Real Estate Advisor and Real Estate Investor • Engel & Volkers

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UNO Transportation Institute

Bethany Stich, PhD, Professor and Director • Carol Short, M. ED, Associate Director

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Lacey Bordelon, Vice President & COO • Janet Rojas Galati, Director of Industry Recruitment • Annalisa Kelly, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Policy • Kelsey Scram, Director of Marketing & Communication

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Triton Stone

Katie Jensen, President • Rachel J. Jones, Vice President

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Torie Kranze

Chief Executive Officer • National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana

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Commissioner Katie Klibert

Vice President • Port of South Louisiana

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Julia Fisher-Cormier

Chief Commercial Office • Port of South Louisiana

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Erin Monroe Wesley, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs • Kristina Lagasse Sarai, Manager of Government & Regulatory Affairs • Raiza Pitre, Agent Channel Manager

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Kelly Theard

Board Member, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity • Managing Partner, Deutsch Kerrigan Law Firm

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