You know who is really behind every successful woman- herself! According to the National Association of Women Business Owners more than 9.4 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 7.9 million people, and generating $1.5 trillion in sales as of 2015. Yet women business owners don’t always have the same support system as their male counterparts.
On Sunday, August 6, 2017, SwagHer Magazine was the media sponsor for the Women Mean Business Expo presented by Opulent Productions, LLC, at the Algiers Auditorium in New Orleans. The day was filled with inspirational speeches; each speaker sharing their stories of how they have overcame in business. Keynote speaker author Wendy Magee, Director of Operations for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) Jefferson Parish, shared how she felt called to write her book inspite of what others may thought or said. Best-selling author of “How to Become a Publicity Magnet In Any Market via TV, Radio, & Print”, Havillah Malone, recanted her experience of casting for AMC which led to a major breakthrough in her career, while SwagHer’s publisher and editor in chief, Francheska “Fancy” Felder discussed how to write your own fairytale ending in business. Kellie Montoya Brown, a reporter for WDSU (NBC) New Orleans was the emcee.
Signed and Sealed
Bijoux de Delone
Cinderella Ever After
I Pray Pretty
Nene’s Party Bus
So Sassy Fashion
The Lavish Brand
The Sparkle Boutique
Cutest part of the event:
Taetym and London’s Lemonade Stand- The little divas had the cutest lemonade stand and dressed in aprons as they served drinks.
Favorite Vendor Display
We must highlight this table display by Tribal Quest. Aren’t these dolls the cutest? The dresses are handmade by the ladies as well.
Farthest traveling vendor:
Beauty By Bash CA
Yep, Beauty By Bash traveled from San Francisco, California to attend the event and offer her all natural bath and body products. I thought that was pretty cool. Look at Opulent Productions even bringing new vendors to the Big Easy.
Opulent Productions is a full service wedding/event planning business that caters to all of your special events needs such as weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, trade shows, corporate events, birthday parties and many more. They work closely with their clients, developing an accurate blueprint to deliver their client’s vision throughout. Orion Prater is the owner.
We would like to thank Orion and Opulent Productions for having us. Be sure to look for next year’s event.
A special thank you Koko Kouture Boutique for styling our publisher and EIC, Fancy.
Photography by Rick Wells Photos.