A panel discussion with top female business leaders sharing their stories of success will be featured during a “Cocktails & Conversations” for women event for greater Baton Rouge.

The free event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 16 at L’Auberge Baton Rouge at 777 L’Auberge Ave.

It is being held by the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge and FestiGals, a New Orleans-based nonprofit organization.

Panelists include Lori Mason, manager of strategic sourcing at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana; Kimberly Robinson, partner in the tax and estate practice group at Jones Walker LLP; Liza Kelso, director of the Baton Rouge Film Commission; and Darienne Mobley, president of Darienne Inc.

“Baton Rouge has so much vitality and the women here are the people who shape their businesses, homes and community on a daily basis,” said FestiGals founder Diane Lyons.

The event is co-hosted by Visit Baton Rouge and L’Auberge. Reservations are required by April 13 via email to festigals@festigals.org.