The Ascension Chamber of Commerce held their first Women In Business Luncheon on Wednesday, April 5, at Parc 73. The enjoyable event, presented by Cox Business, was attended by more than 100 local women professionals and began with an afternoon of networking followed by an elegant tea and luncheon.

During the program, the Chamber celebrated the many roles women play in business and the community. The program was led by Chamber President/CEO Sherrie Despino and Board Chairman Erin Lanoux of Percy, Lanoux, & Mumphrey. Guest speaker Stephanie Riegel, Editor of the Baton Rouge Business Report, entertained the crowd with stories of balancing home and business. The program closed with the presentation of the first Women in Leadership Award which was presented to Judge Marilyn Lambert.

The Ascension Chamber would like to thank Presenting Sponsor Cox Business, Gold Sponsor EATEL Business and Parc 73 for the accommodations.