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Women of the City Cocktail Reception Honoring the 2019 Influential Women in Business

  • City Club of Baton Rouge 355 North Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA, 70801 United States (map)

For 22 years now, Business Report has been honoring the incredible women in our community who are making the Capital Region a better place to live, work and play.

time:  5:00 pm

cost: FREE + Cash Bar

attire: Business Casual

Make Plans to Join Us to Celebrate!

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Join the Women of the City for A City Cocktail Reception Honoring the 2019 Influential Women in Business on Wednesday, June 5th!!

This event is open to all City Club members and their invited guests.

Hosted by the by the Women of the City Committee

The City Club celebrates the great contributions of women in our community, is proud to launch the Women of the City events this summer. A cocktail reception honoring the 2019 Business Reports Influential Women in Business honorees to a Happy Hour Cocktail celebration on Wednesday, June 5th, with more events to follow. Historically, the City Club has been a great place to network and do business, and recognizes that these types of gatherings are increasingly led by women. The City Club, with an increase in the number of female members from diverse professional backgrounds, is poised to host meetings and gatherings during the week and on the weekends.

Committee members of the Women of the City are Anne Crochet (Board Member), Rene Chatelain (Board Member, 2015 IWB Honoree), Helena Cunningham (Board Member, 2017 IWB Honoree), Missy Epperson (Past Board President, 2015 IWB Honoree), Pat Felder (2009 IWB Honoree), Joellen Kearny (2012 IWB Honoree), and Karen Profita (2011 IWB Honoree).
Read the profiles of this year’s winners:

  • Stephanie Cargile, public and government affairs manager, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge

  • Jennifer Eplett Reilly, trustee and co-founder, City Year Inc./founding chair, New Schools for Baton Rouge

  • Dima Ghawi, leadership keynote speaker & executive coach, Dima Ghawi LLC

  • Camille Manning-Broome, president and CEO, Center for Planning Excellence

  • Robyn Merrick, vice president for external affairs, Southern University and A&M College

  • Caroline Roemer, executive director, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools

  • Donna Saurage, sole manager, CCC Holding LLC

  • Kathy Trahan, president and CEO, Alliance Safety Council

  • Raedtha Vasquez, partner, Jones Walker LLP

  • Colleen Waguespack, owner and founder, Colleen Waguespack Interiors/Fig & Dove

    RSVP: Call the Club at 225.387.5767 and join us in honoring these amazing women.

    Please let us know if you will be able to attend • Open to All City Club Members • Reservation Requested.

    Note: All dates are subject to change. In the event of a change, we will make every effort to contact all members. Valet parking is available (*$5 fee) anytime you have lunch or dinner at the City Club. (* Valet Parking Fee increase effective June 1, 2019 )


City Club Member Reservation Options: 

Call the Club at 225.387.5767, by email at, or online visit the Members Only Area @ 

City Club Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. (M-F) | Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (M-F) | Dinner: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. (W-Sat) 

Member General Dining at the Club is open from 5:30 till 9:00 Wednesday - Saturday.

Thank You For Allowing Us To Serve You!
The City Club Staff