After completing her M.A. in Berlin, Germany, Jessica returned to the U.S. and currently works in international trade development in Chicago. Having a background in academic research and writing, she enjoys journalistic writing as a contributor for NolaWoman.com. Although interested in many subjects, Jessica gravitates towards political, social and cultural issues on the local, national and international level. For those who love a thoughtful debate, New Orleans produces no small amount of controversial material - regardless of your political standing. Despite no longer living in the city, Jessica maintains an interest in New Orleans and aims to promote a more dynamic dialogue on key issues than one finds in traditional local media sources.
Dr. Ricardo Febry is Ready to Transport Traditional Medical Visits into the Virtual World
Our current Man of the Month is shaking up the world of healthcare and pushing the boundaries of traditional doctor-patient relationships. From San Juan to New Orleans, Dr. Ricardo Febry's passion for biology and medicine has been nothing short of innovative. Read on to discover the benefits of trading your traditional office visits for web-based medical care.
Kenneth Polite Brings New Energy to the US District Attorney’s Office in Eastern Louisiana
After over a dozen years of the same leadership, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana is finally getting a breath of fresh air with the appointment of Kenneth Polite, Jr.
Women’s Rights in the Workplace
As more and more women enter the workforce, it's becoming increasingly obvious that the existing workforce structure is not conducive to having a family. Women are often forced to take a shorter maternity leave than they would prefer or risk losing their jobs. Do you know what your rights are when it comes to time off of work? What are businesses doing to ensure the well-being of their employees? Read on to find out.
The Pioneers Behind Eliminating Sex Trafficking Nationally and in NoLa
City Hall may clean up the streets for special events like the Super Bowl, but once the party is over and the city's revenues tallied, the situation reverts to its original state just like the homeless living under the expressway. We talked to advocates who dedicate their lives to eliminating sex trafficking in NoLa. Now, if only the ones in power would do the same.
As Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, Stephen Handwerk is Making Bold Changes
As the first gay man to serve in this high-level position, he brings a likeable charisma, open mind and a definitive strategy to bring the Democratic Party to the forefront with hopes of changing Louisiana from red to blue.