Our topics for the 2020 Women Empowerment panels will be:
Women in S.T.E.A.M.
Women in Higher Education
Businesswomen Today
Women in Politics
Music in A Major
F* Cancer
Combating Social + Economic Oppression

Women in S.T.E.A.M.
10:00 am – 10:50 am
Kimberly Ha
Nekisha McGill
Shannen Lawson
Businesswomen Today
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Nikki Reyes
Jennifer Bordes
AnaMaria Bech
Lila Heymann
Women in Politics
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
Aylin Acikalin Maklansky
CC Campbell Rock
Music in A Major
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm
MC: Jan Ramsey
Hannah Kreiger Benson
Lani Ramos
Charmaine Neville
Shawn Williams
Melissa DeOrazio
F* Cancer
3:00 – 3:50 pm
Gina Brown
Dianne Honore Destrehan
Combating Social + Economic Oppression
4:00 – 4:50 pm
Herbrena Gordon
Sabrine Abed
Jenny Yanez
Sylvia McKenzie


The Rock & Rouge’s Women’s Empowerment Panels were a huge success! We were honored to host such inspiring panelists and we sincerely thank everyone in attendance. Below are some highlights from each panel.

Women in Politics Panel
College Panel
Career Panel
Mardi Gras Indian & Krewe Queen Panel

The Rock and Rouge will proudly present “Empowerment Women’s Panels” from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.. The panels will consist of STEAM, politics, career paths, college students, music, Mardi Gras Indian and Krewe Queens, and a Women’s Power Mixer sponsored by “Women in Film”.

STEAM PANEL 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  

M.C. Dora Lambert – STEAM Director Rock & Rouge Foundation

WOMEN IN POLITICS PANEL 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

M.C.s Lynda Woolard – President-IWO & Lisa Diggs – Board of IWO, Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee, Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee

COLLEGE PANEL 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

M.C. Dora Lambert – STEAM Director Rock & Rouge Foundation

MUSIC PANEL 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

M.C. Liana Elliot

CAREER PANEL 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

M.C.  Jan Ramsey – Offbeat Magazine

MARDI GRAS INDIAN & KREWE QUEEN PANEL 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

M.C.  Sabrina Montana