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
Here in the United States we like to think of ourselves as world leaders. But we’re not ahead of everybody in everything. England, Germany, India, Israel, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand have all elected women presidents and prime ministers.
In business in the U.S. we’re still fighting for equal pay and figuring out what equality means - from bathrooms to board rooms.
And so - as it has done many times before - America turns to New Orleans to lead the way. We brought the nation opera, jazz, Mardi Gras, and the go-cup. And now we’re giving them women owned and women-centric businesses. Namely, The Girls Guide to New Orleans, and Dashing Bicycles.
Kelly Claverie from The Girls Guide joins Peter for this edition of Out to Lunch.
Along with Marin Tockman from Dashing Bicycles.
Peter, Marin, and Kelly are talking about women in business, businesses that are all about women, and the relationship between locals, tourists, women, bikes and the planet.