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FestiGals presents Women’s Professional & Personal Development Day – June 20

WGNO is proud to be the media sponsor of FestiGals’ Branding YOU, a full day program for Women’s Professional & Personal Development on Friday, June 20!

Look for interviews on WGNO Good Morning New Orleans and News with a Twist later in June with keynote speaker Tory Johnson and other Branding YOU guests.

Our own Susy Roesgen will serve as Emcee of the day’s events and will introduce Tory Johnson at the Branding YOU’s Power luncheon.

Also we’ll be giving away two packages later in June on air. Details to come.

To purchase tickets to the event Click Here.

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FestiGals recently announced that Tory Johnson of ABC’s Good Morning America will head up an all-star lineup of speakers for a full day of programing devoted exclusively to your professional development and personal enrichment.

Friday, June 20

Continental Breakfast with Amie Parnes: White House correspondent Amie Parnes. This 10-year veteran of The Hill has much to share as co-author of HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton. Parnes will share insight on one of the most fascinating and powerful women in the world who could be America’s first female president. 

Amie Parnes, "Portrait of Hillary Clinton: An Insider's Look"

Power Luncheon With Tory Johnson: 

Lunchtime with the #1 New York Times best-selling author and contributing editor for SUCCESS magazine Tory Johnson bridges both sides of FestiGals Branding YOU day.

Johnson shares her experiences with tips on “Making Great Things Happen: Five Steps for Making a Shift to a Healthier, Happier, Better Life.” Johnson’s personal and professional transformation offers compelling how to’s that every woman can relate to. “I can’t wait to join this exceptional celebration of women – we’ll laugh, we’ll learn and we’ll leave ready to pursue even bigger dreams together,” says FestiGals keynote speaker.

Tory Johnson, "Making Great Things Happen: Five Steps for Making a Shift to a Healthier, Happier, Better Life"

Seminars during the day include:

  • Juli Miller Hart, Dress for Success Board Chairperson, with a panel of experts that will help us all refine our brand by dressing the part.
  • Laurel House, personal branding expert and international dating coach enlightens us with tips from her book, “Screwing The Rules: The No-Games Guide to Love.”
  • Lisa Gabriele, International best-selling author and television producer reveals the secret of connecting with the creative YOU. Her novel “S.E.C.R.E.T” is set in New Orleans and is centered on a woman’s personal journey of discovery.
  • Virginia Barkley, a motivational speaker, guides us from “Chaos to C.A.L.M. – How to Bust Clutter in 4 Easy Steps.”

The afternoon session hosted by Fox Sports reporter Jennifer Hale. This multiple Emmy, Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press award-winning journalist can be seen regularly on the field covering all of the action for the NFL and the NBA. Hale leads a panel of women whose lives have been positively
influenced by sports and explores how sports discipline has practical applications in daily life.

And  at the end of the afternoon, lifestyle expert Laurel House presents an encore presentation of “Screwing the Rules: Maximize your Success by being a Power Feminine.”

FestiGals Branding YOU day winds down in the evening with a networking reception at the Shops at the Upper Pontalba on Jackson Square.

Tickets for Branding YOU are just $150, and include the breakfast presentation, keynote luncheon with Tory Johnson, your choice of three featured seminars, evening networking reception, and round-trip ground transportation between the Hotel Monteleone and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.

Businesses will appreciate the lagniappe of registering four employees and getting the fifth person for free. Don’t miss this insightful full day of programing
designed to improve your professional performance, promote your personal well-being and sharpen your entrepreneurial skills.

For a complete schedule of events for Branding YOU day or for detailed information on the entire FestiGals weekend, please visit or call 1-855-425-9563.

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