IWO Endorses Mayor Latoya Cantrell – But Not by Acclamation

July 31, 2021

Note: The article has been updated to correct some inaccuracies after an IWO member who was also in attendance contacted Big Easy Magazine.  When Mayor LaToya Cantrell spoke via Zoom at the annual brunch of the Independent Women’s Organization (IWO) on Saturday, July 24, the members responded overwhelmingly to her strong message of fighting as a […]

Recently Advanced Louisiana Pay Transparency Bill Could Reduce Gender & Racial Wage Gaps

May 10, 2021

On Thursday, May 6 Representative Barbara Carpenter’s pay transparency legislation HB 245 advanced without objection through the Louisiana House Labor Committee to the House Floor. HB 245 will allow employees to discuss their salaries without fear of retaliation from their employer.  Mary Griggs, the President of the Independent Women’s Organization (IWO) commented on the bill, […]

The Progressive’s Weekend: 8/23 – 8/25

August 23, 2019

It’s the last weekend of August 2019 here in New Orleans (and around the world, too). If you don’t already know, we at Big Easy Magazine have a calendar section full of regularly updated events and happenings for you and yours – check it out and plan ahead for some great times! Now, let’s look […]

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