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What better way to grow P.O.W.E.R. than getting input from members on ways to make it a market-leading program to help Fidelity become the bank of choice for women in business? Members of the Advisory Board serve as ambassadors and corporate advisors as well as encourage and support the exploration of new business ideas for P.O.W.E.R. They also actively participate in and promote Fidelity P.O.W.E.R. on social networking platforms and through events and business development.
Your Advisory Board serves as an additional resource on all things P.O.W.E.R. for you and future members. If you have a question or want to refer a potential new member, reach out to your Advisory Board members, and they’ll be happy to work with you.
The inaugural members of the P.O.W.E.R. Advisory Board:
Becky Wasder, Two Girls One Shuck
Emily Purvis, Empower Marketing
Karen Sulzer, Outback Specialties
Kate Parker, Market Umbrella
Katie Crosby, Fidelity Bank
Kelly Lutman, Pursue Wellness
Melanie Graves, REMAX
Melissa Theis, Work – A Business Resource
Mindy Airhart, SSE Construction
Monica Pierre, Pierre Principle
Naomi Narcisse, Narcisse Market Research
Nicolle Russell, Trading Counsel Solutions
Norma Jean McClain, Tek Chix
Emelda Washington, Pastor
Shawntele Green, Star Automotive
Susan Reyes, Acadian Medical Supplies
Taylor Landry, Evolve Studio
Get to Know Your P.O.W.E.R.
Dr. Erin Luft Katz
Kramer & Katz Dental
Every month we take the opportunity to recognize a P.O.W.E.R. Member in the current issue of Biz Magazine. In a question-and-answer session that looks a lot like a P.O.W.E.R. Hour, we have a conversation about her business, what obstacles she’s overcome, what is the best advice she’s received... You get the point.
To learn more about what has helped make these P.O.W.E.R.ful Women a success, click the interview links below. Some even have videos of the interview. Click the Digital link to view the magazine.
P.O.W.E.R.ful Women in Biz New Orleans Magazine
Courtney D. McWilliams
CEO (Canine Emotional Officer)
Mary Mac’s Doggie Retreat
Mindy Nunez Airhart
Chief Executive Officer
Southern Services & Equipment, Inc.
Nora Vaden Holmes – Insurance Agency
Providing Insurance for Auto, Home, Renters, Life, Supplemental Medical, Disability, Flood, Business, Personal Liability Protection, Annuities and Mutual Funds. "Helping Life Go Right" is what we do best; when service matters, call us. We are an award-winning insurance agency representing the largest insurer in Louisiana, with a focus on protecting business owners.
P.O.W.E.R. Perk – Complimentary Business Policy Review.
P.O.W.E.R. Member – Nora Vaden Holmes
Professional development training and coaching to aid in conflict resolution, support employee engagement, and improve performance management.
Authentic Executive Coaching
Transparent and collaborative approach to dial in exactly what is getting in the way of your work and what to do about it.
Leadership Training Seminars and Employee Engagement Workshops
Training sessions are designed with your specific culture and set of dynamics in mind.
Performance Management Coaching and System Development
Incorporate ongoing feedback into the performance appraisal process.
Build your management-trainee pipeline.
P.O.W.E.R. Perk – Employee management issue? You just got an email, and need an objective read before you reply? Have conflict between two employees and want some guidance? Text me: 504.723.8997.
P.O.W.E.R. Member – Julie Couret
Take advantage of discounts and benefits from your fellow P.O.W.E.R. members!
Being a member has its perks. As a P.O.W.E.R. member, you have the opportunity to share discounts and benefits with your fellow members to help them grow their business.
Fidelity Bank P.O.W.E.R.
The premier women’s business group in southeast Louisiana.
P.O.W.E.R. Perk – Join the American Business Women's Association New Orleans Chapter, and P.O.W.E.R. will pay your first year's dues of $35.
P.O.W.E.R. Member – Liz Broekman
Founded in 1997, Rent-A-Nerd, Inc., has provided Greater New Orleans businesses with the best information technology sales and service for over two decades. We have been voted by readers of New Orleans CityBusiness the Best Information Technology Company in 2017 and 2018. We are committed to our city, its citizens and its many locally owned businesses; we truly partner with our clients to provide them with the highest quality, yet affordable, IT services: customized computer networks, network management, cybersecurity, data backup, and disaster recovery.
P.O.W.E.R. Perk – For businesses with a server and at least ten users, we will provide you with a complimentary network security audit. We’ll make sure that your data is safe from cyber-criminals.
P.O.W.E.R. Member – Charlotte Piotrowski
Interested in offering a P.O.W.E.R. Perk to your fellow members? Just log in to your directory listing, select “Edit Your Profile” and add a P.O.W.E.R. Perk to your profile listing.
Martinez HVAC Service, LLC, is a professional heating, ventilation and air conditioning service company located in Mandeville, but serving all of St. Tammany Parish. We have over 20 years of experience working offshore and inland on HVAC units.
P.O.W.E.R. Perk – $15 off the first service call for all new customers.
P.O.W.E.R. Members – Antonio Martinez and Sadie Guidry
The mission of the Blooming Lily Foundation is to empower people to fulfill their destiny and give back by challenging individuals, especially young girls, to identify and fulfill their purpose and destiny. The programs in Kenya (primarily at the Onsando girls’ school and the Kendu Kids Klub) were developed in locations where there is extreme poverty and otherwise little-to-no chance of these young girls blooming. The foundation also supports students in St. Tammany Parish.
Programs offered by the foundation include:
Annual “Finding Your Purpose” Retreat
Sanitary Pad Drive
“Lighting the Path” Initiative
Kendu Kids Club
Clean Water Initiatives
Give Back Initiatives
Blooming Lilly is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity founded and led by Dr. Sophia Omoro, a board-certified ENT surgeon at Ochsner in Covington, Louisiana.
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Evolve Studio – Was awarded the Out of the Gate Running Award for their Northshore Studio by the
St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce.
Tsunami – Their restaurant located in downtown New Orleans won the American Institute of Architects Honor Award for best Interior Design at the recent AIA Louisiana Chapter Gala.
Roux Fitness – Emily Schneller was on WWL-TV on September 17 in preparation for Halloween to discuss whether pumpkins are trendy and healthy. Click here to see the interview.
Jessica Leblanc, CPA – Was recognized by the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants as a 2018-2019 Chapter Quarterback. Jessica is the organization’s New Orleans Chapter President.
Simone Crouere – Was recognized as a 2018 YLC Role Model by the Young Leadership Council.
Mindy Nunez Airhart – SSE was selected by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses to be one of 14 companies from across the country to participate in a Small Business Executive Coaching program facilitated by Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg, LP, in New York City.
Shirley “Toni” McCord – Was selected as a Steel Magnolia in the October edition of New Orleans Magazine. The special section is a celebration of life, love, strength and beauty within. The ten recipients are generous, durable and unflinching in character. Click here to see more information on the Steel Magnolias.
P.O.W.E.R Members "In the News"
Let us know what’s happening with you and your business so we can include it “In the News.”
Don’t forget to post your upcoming events on the Event Calendar on www.fidelitybankpower.com/calendar/. The calendar is focused on events that support women-owned businesses. It is a great resource for locating these events as well as letting your fellow members know about upcoming events that you are involved with. For more information, reach out to Liz.
A few upcoming events…
January 8 – Healthy Body BluePrint – Wellness and Weight Loss Master Class
January 8 – Second Annual Professional Women of
St. Tammany Women’s Choice Awards
January 17 – ABWA Monthly Luncheon
January 23 – P.O.W.E.R. Join Up – Metairie
January 24 – P.O.W.E.R. Join Up – Mandeville
January 24 – P.O.W.E.R. Financial Seminar – Algiers
P.O.W.E.R. Post is a quarterly publication of
Fidelity Bank’s P.O.W.E.R. (The Potential Of Women Entrepreneurs Realized) Program featuring news
and updates for and about P.O.W.E.R. members.
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