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Women Entrepreneurs (1987)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-05-17

Duration: 00:27:15

Subjects: Women-owned business enterprises | Women | Business | Entrepreneurship


  • Masingale, Sonya Host
  • Roedts, Lynda Reporter
  • Buras, Lulu Interviewee
  • O'Dwyer, Avra Interviewee
  • Beier, Katherine Interviewee
  • Capozzoli, Louis Interviewee
  • Moore, Sam Interviewee
  • Godso, Kim Interviewee
  • Norris, Sharon Interviewee
  • Cosey, Raymond Interviewee
  • Weyand, Marlene Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from May 17, 1987, focuses on women entrepreneurs in Louisiana. Sonya Masingale and Lynda Roedts profile three women entrepreneurs: Lulu Buras of Lulu Buras Cosmetics in New Orleans; Dr. Katherine Beier, a veterinarian in Baton Rouge; and Sharon Norris, an interior designer and owner of Jar-Pauls Interiors in Baton Rouge. They also interview several of their clients, including: Avra O’Dwyer, Louis Capozzoli, Sam Moore, Kim Godso, and Raymond Cosey. Masingale also conducts an in-studio interview with Marlene Weyand, an advertising manager for Premier Bancorp and columnist for the “Baton Rouge Business Report.” She discusses: the elements of starting a business, including finding your niche and creating business and marketing plans; the reasons why women go into entrepreneurship; and venture capital.