Thursday, Nov. 2 will be full of celebrating all things innovation in northwest Louisiana.
As part of the inaugural Innovation NWLA event, the Bossier Chamber of Commerce and community partners are building the brand of innovation for the region — Bossier-Shreveport is full of innovative companies, entrepreneurs, and resources and we want to rally the community around the idea of innovation.
Innovation NWLA will be comprised of three events beginning with the Education and Innovation Luncheon, followed by panel discussions with top innovative companies in the area, and ending with a closing reception at a location in the National Cyber Research Park.
The second annual Education & Innovation Luncheon for the Bossier Chamber of Commerce will see La. Sen. Sharon Hewitt, a former engineering executive at Shell, headlining the 2017 event, which focuses on Women in STEM at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bossier City.
Sen. Hewitt is the author of Senate Bill 225, which creates the Louisiana Science, Technology, Enginery and Math Advisory Council under the purview of the Board of Regents.
At this luncheon, the Bossier Innovates Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of the Bossier Chamber, will award scholarships to high school girls who have identified an interest in majoring in STEM-related subjects.