The Center is actively engaged in statewide leadership programming, including two signature events: the Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy, and the Louisiana Women’s Hall of Fame / Business Conference.  The Center also has been known for its National Women’s Leadership Summit on Small Business Entrepreneurship, and the Non-Partisan Campaign Institute.




2019 Girls Leadership Academy
“Light the Torch and Lead”

Sunday, June 9 – Wednesday, June 12  @ Nicholls State University

Click Here to Apply for LGLA 2019


The Center THANKS the Lafourche Commission on Women 



for obtaining financial support from the  Lafourche Parish Council  for the Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy.




Past Programs

 Louisiana Women Leaders Conference December 2017
featured Keynote speaker Elizabeth Smart in conjunction with
the Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business Hall of Fame event.
Inducted 9 Women and 2 Men.


Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy June 2018
55 Participants (high school)
5 Jr Counselors (high school)
7 Sr Counselors (college)



–  Annual Networking Dinner –

Thank you Talluri Family and Governor John Bel Edwards

About The Center

The Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business provides nonpartisan support and resources to encourage and promote the leadership of women through educational workshops, training seminars, outreach programs and special events. The Center is committed to promoting women in government and public service, to cultivating economic opportunities for women, to acknowledging achievements of women and to teaching all citizens about the importance of public service and responsible citizenship. The LCWGB is governed by a non-profit board of highly accomplished women. It also partners with other organizations and boards in support of its programs.

Featured Board Member

Sandra T. Herman

Sandra T. Herman

Sandra Herman has had a distinguished career in both government and business. Originally from Northeast Louisiana, she spent most of her life in Baton Rouge.  In government, she rose from Assistant to the Secretary of State to serving as department …

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