The Leading Lady

By T. Simmons and Company (other events)

Fri, Jan 11 2019 5:30 PM Sun, Jan 13 2019 6:00 PM

The Leading Lady is a 3-day entrepreneurship and leadership experience that will provide 100 professional women with the information, resources, and relationships to maximize their potential in business.  This event will convene some of the region’s best and brightest female entrepreneurs and business leaders.  The initiative will feature a mixer and symposium, punctuated by an award ceremony held at the beautiful, historic Watermark Hotel in Downtown Baton Rouge. 


Friday January 11th, 5:30pm-8pm

The Leading Lady Mixer will catapult us into the weekend with a mixture of craft cocktails, floating hors d’oeuvres, and progressive people.  Attendees will be immersed in a vibrant fusion of classic elegance and modern decor in the Lower Level Lobby of the historic Watermark Hotel in Downtown Baton Rouge.  

Saturday January 12th, 9:00am-5pm

The Leading Lady Symposium and Panel Discussion 

Symposium overview: This will be a mixture of aspiring, emerging, and accomplished women in business that have both embraced and conquered the unique challenges and opportunities facing female leaders and entrepreneurs. An empowering & enlightening combination of speakers, panel discussions, & networking.

The Leading Lady is not a “pep rally”. This isn’t the typical “motivational” conference where you listen to speaker after speaker brag about how successful they are without providing you with a blueprint to achieve your goals. This summit is about providing you with substance.

You are obviously in the process of developing or scaling a company or you wouldn’t be registering. We know that reaching the 7 or 8 figure mark will be determined by your ability to do these things at a high level:

Develop a winning strategy
Build a strong brand
Implement efficient and effective systems
Build business credit and raise capital
Implement accountability and financial controls
Attract, develop, and retain talented people

The symposium will be punctuated with a spirited and powerful panel discussion. The purpose of the panel discussion is for emerging female leaders and entrepreneurs to learn from the experiences of accomplished women.

Topics for discussion will include

Women and Leadership
Personal Branding
Management Excellence
Relationship Building and Mentoring
Achieving Work/Life Balance

Sunday January 13th, 4pm-6pm 

The Leading Lady Awards Ceremony
At the Leading Lady Awards Ceremony, we will honor female business leaders representing Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Georgia that have attained success by leading with class, character, and charisma.