OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.
Photo by Rick Lineberger
The women’s movement has been striving to define the place of women in the workplace, and in society in general, since the 1960’s. Although there have been some major turning points over the past half century, the era we’re in now may turn out to be one of the most significant and long lasting.
In New Orleans, two very different media-based businesses are contributing to this change.
Heide Winston and her partner have launched Geaux Girl! magazine - a teen magazine with a sex-ed component. It’s a unique publication - partly written by girls themselves, and partly by experts in subjects relevant to teenage girls.
Ashely Angelico and her partner run the very successful New Orleans Moms Blog. Moms Blog is a national network of locally owned blogs. They’re updated daily with information for moms on subjects that range from how to cope in general, to where you can go with your kids today.
Peter Ricchiuti hosts this enlightening conversation about New Orleans and Lousiana women and girls over lunch at Commander's Palace.The restaurant itself, one of the most acclaimed in New Orelans and across the country, is the creation of three women: the late Ella Brennan and her heirs, Ti Martin and Lally Brennan. This is the first edition of Out to Lunch since Ella Brennan's passing so it is fitting that it is about strong and ascending New Orleans women.
Photos by Jill Lafleur.