PGA Golf & Executive Women’s Day in the Big Easy

Posted on April 25, 2019


Most people come to New Orleans for the food and the music, as did I. But for myself and a room full of top executive women, the Cre’me Dela Cre’me, was PGA golf, the Zurich Classic and a partnership by the PGA and Zurich Insurance this week. The 6th annual Executive Women’s Day event happening today at the beautiful Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans.  Stay tuned as we will be bring you all the excitement of this weeks event from the list of panel list at today’s event, to some updates on the rounds of Golf out at the TPC Louisiana golf course.

The keynote was delivered by Cathy Bessant , American Banker’s Most Powerful Woman in Banking, who also appears on Working Mother magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Working Moms” list of 2018. Bessant, chief operations and technology officer of Bank of America and board member of the Board of Directors for Zurich Insurance Group, shared how diversity has helped her and her team reach their full potential.

After the keynote, a diverse panel of leaders spoke about how  “diversity of thought” helps them succeed and inspire innovation. Savio and Bessant joined Victoria Adams Phipps, vice president, Programs at the New Orleans Business Alliance and Executive Director of 504ward in the discussion moderated by award-winning journalist at WDSU (NBC-TV) in New Orleans Sula Kim.

Proceeds from Executive Women’s Day, as well as the PGA TOUR golf tournament the Zurich Classic, benefit children’s charities supported by the Fore!Kids Foundation, the charitable-arm of the Zurich Classic.

With Thursday heavy rain events were delayed then pushed back to Friday.  Here are the standing on the Leaderboard updated as the sunset on the Greens after Friday rounds @Zurich_Classic:

1. Malnati/Hurley III -14
2. Knox/Stuard -13
6. Henley/Blaum -12
9. Lebioda/Luck -11