New Orleans Regional Black Chamber to host Women Doing Business Conference The Roux

“Earning Your Economic Freedom” is the theme of the New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce annual Women Doing Business Conference on April 8.

NORBC has partnered with its presenting sponsor, Cox Communications, to host the half-day conference from 11 am to 4 pm at the JW Marriott.

Deryl McKissack, President and Chief Executive Officer of McKissack & McKissack, a national architectural, engineering, and construction services firm, is the keynote speaker.

Also leading discussions are Robin Martin, founder of Navigating Courage, Inc. and former Deputy Director of Strategy, Planning, and Management for the Postsecondary Success team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and LaDetra White, President and CEO of Noble Insight, Incorporated.

Topics will include personal finance, business and entrepreneurship, health, and work and life balance. “NORBCC understands the importance of each one reach one,” White said. “I am proud to be part of this progressive, illuminating organization focused on the collective realization of self-empowerment and the embodiment of cultural sustainability.”

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The interactive in-person and hybrid conference will also feature a seated luncheon.

“I am thrilled to add my voice to the mix of Black businesses and entrepreneurs in the New Orleans Region as our organization continues to intentionally design programming that promotes and amplifies the influence of women entrepreneurs,” Jeffrey Hunt, NORBCC Executive Director said. “Now more than any other time in recent history, our collective efforts to support, elevate, and collaborate while strengthening our business community is paramount.”

“At Cox, we are champion inclusion and empower our people to build a better future together. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve, ”Erin Monroe Wesley, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, Cox Southeast Region said. “We recognize our team’s unique talents, and we value every voice so we can improve, grow, and make a real difference in the lives of our employees and our communities.”

Tickets for members are $ 100 and $ 150 for non-members. Virtual admission is also available for $ 100. Registration and ticket purchases can be completed at

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