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More Than Boas & Bras


In 2011, local entrepreneur and tourism professional, Diane B. Lyons, had an epiphany. Women are the backbone of our community. New Orleans celebrates everything – why not women?

Hence the creation of FestiGals, a nonprofit organization that inspires, connects and celebrates women while supporting causes important to their well-being. Lyons focused the expertise and resources of ACCENT-DMC, an award-winning corporate meeting and event company, to developing FestiGals, which has raised more than $176,000 for women struggling with cancer and domestic violence.

From a bodacious weekend experience to Cocktails & Conversations events, FestiGals positively impacts women in our community.

– Sandra S. Dartus, CFEE, FestiGals Partnership Liaison

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