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Two Loyola professionals named among Louisiana's Most powerful and influential women

October 14, 2011

Two women at Loyola University New Orleans were recently honored during the third annual Louisiana Women's Conference on Sept. 23 in New Orleans at the Hilton Riverside. College of Law Dean María Pabón López and General Counsel Gita Bolt were both named at the conference as being among Louisiana’s most powerful and influential women of 2011.

Bolt and López were recognized for their commitment and hard work in receiving the Most Powerful and Influential Women Award. Criteria for the award included providing leadership excellence in the public or private sectors; sustaining a record of accomplishments and/or contributions to a field of work throughout the scope of her career; having clout within her organization in terms of significant impact on revenues, profitability, and/or direction of the organization; demonstrating leadership and commitment to community well-being and/or having a high visibility in the community; and exhibiting and demonstrating a commitment to the highest ethical standards and professional excellence.

In addition to being an award recipient, Bolt was also a speaker at the conference and presented on the topic, “Creating Your Significance- Building Your Personal Brand.”

The conference, sponsored by the National Diversity Council, is a statewide event focusing on professional development, community, networking, entrepreneurship and women's health. This year's conference theme was "People, Purpose and Passion: The Pathway to Success," and featured keynote speaker Dee Dee Meyers, former White House press secretary, political correspondent and author of “Why Women Should Rule the World.”

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