By Maya Laviolette
Post-election detox was much needed on the night of What She Said, the W Hotel’s panel discussion made of boss women in their respective fields. On November 15th, over 65+ women came together at the W Hotel- French Quarter to enjoy a night of laughs, sharing, and candid advice to take into any situation. In delicious to food and champagne beforehand, there were on-site makeup and hair touches courtesy of Paris Parker Aveda. Attendees also shopped the pop-up of Brooklyn based athletic lifestyle brand Alexis Mera. The panel was moderated by SCFD’s very own Andi Eaton and it felt very much like a night in with your closest girls. From dropping a few swears, talking odd first jobs, and finding inspiration in the most surprising places; every panelist brought their unique take.
Robin Barnes, in addition to wowing the crowd with her set, talked about the treatment of women in the music industry. Kristin Diable (who was rocking everyone’s ideal fall hat) chimed in saying that attitudes are shifting slowly, and revealed that the most surprising person she follows on Instagram is Kim Kardashian! Christine Cameron talked about following her dreams by moving across the country to start anew in New York City. Krystal Bick spoke on uplifting women’s voices in the workplace, especially coming from a tech-based sector. It was some of our panelists first time in the Big Easy and we hope this event helped to kick off their visit right!
The first ever What She Said was a great night of women coming together and we’d like to thank everyone who came out!
Opening Photo via This Time Tomorrow. Btw! See Krystal's full recap of her week in New Orleans here.