Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy

Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy
June 27-30, 2021
Nicholls State University

Click Here to Apply for LGLA 2021


We are so excited to return to an in person program in June 2021. This program is Free for High School girls grades 9-12. The program brings together girls from across the state to learn about communications, democracy, leadership, and networking. Participants have the chance to network with other students as well as government officials and business leaders. Limited space is available!

Learn more! View our 2021 Brochure Here!  

2021 LGLA Brochure cover

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Click Here to Apply for LGLA 2021


A Glance at the 2019 LGLA Academy

2019 Girls Leadership Academy
“Light the Torch and Lead”

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

48 Participants (high school)
1 Jr Counselors (high school)
7 Sr Counselors (college)

Thank You Sponsors 2019!
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Philanthropy Award

Luci Sposito – Lafourche Parish Council;Dr. Laura Badeaux,Director, LCWGB, and President, Lafourche Commission on Women; Sandy Rosenthal – Pinnacle of LGLA Philanthropists;Governor John Bel Edwards;Russ Herman – Ongoing LGLA Philanthropists;Sandra Herman, President, Corporate Board LCWGB

Media Award

Jeff Crouere,WLAE Public TV NOLA; Governor John Bel Edwards;Martin Folse ,HTV 10 Houma;Dr. Laura Badeaux, Director, LCWGB and President Lafourche Commission on Women;Jay Dardenne, La Commissioner of Administration;Dr. Raja Talluri, Governor Dinner Host


Pictured with Governor John Bel Edwards (center) are hosts for the Governor’s dinner with LGLA participants at the home of Doctors Raja and Gayathri Talluri, (LtoR) Russ Herman of Herman Herman & Katz Law Firm; Lee Mallett, Chair, Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors; and Lloyd Chip Badeaux, Chair, Louisiana Residential Subcommittee for Contractors. Not pictured are hosts Hugh Cialis, Marla Abel, and Sandy Rosenthal.

LGLA 2019 Participants


Supry Booth, Montegut,Elected by peers LGLA


Ambassador 2019-2020

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser ,Centered, and NSU President, Dr. Jay Clune and First Lady Allison Clune to the left of Nungesser and surrounded by is the LGLA committee

Brandie Toups,
Chair LGLA


Dr. Laura Badeaux, Director LCWGB & President, Lafourche Commission on Women

Sandra Herman, President Corporate Board LCWGB



Congratulations to LGLA from Governor John Bel Edwards

(Pictured with participants  at the Governor’s Mansion)

Information about the Academy

The vision of the Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy (Coreg CR) is to develop high-potential leaders in community and public service through responsible citizenship. Girls will network with peers and be mentored by experienced women to develop knowledge and skills for future leadership roles. The LGLA program focuses on:

  • Communication
  • Situational Leadership
  • Public Service and Responsible Citizenship
  • Personal and Interpersonal Well-Being
  • Current Issues in Louisiana Public Policy

Who can attend?

Girls entering grades 9-12. LGLA participants will be selected by a committee of the LCWGB Board.

What’s included?

  • Academy T-shirt, tote bag and binder
  • Three nights in university housing
  • Eight all-you-can-eat buffet meals
  • Keynote presentations with nationally recognized speakers, such as Alexis Jones
  • Participation in a state Legislative Women’s Caucus luncheon in Baton Rouge
  • Participation in the networking dinner: The First Among Louisiana Women in Public Service

Application Process

The application process for the Academy will begin each January. The following criteria will be considered:

  1. Participation in service and leadership organizations in school, community or church
  2. Offices held in organizations
  3. Honors and awards received
  4. School GPA (minimum 2.6)
  5. One letter of recommendation

Application Checklist

  • Application supporting documentation emailed
    • One letter of recommendation from nominator (teacher, staff, community leader, etc.)
    • Resume with a complete list of extracurricular activities from the past three years and school GPA
    • Student essay 



Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy Sponsors


Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business

Lafourche Commission on Women

Rosenthal Foundation
New Orleans, Louisiana

Past Program

Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy June 10-14, 2018 

55 Participants (high school)
5 Jr Counselors (high school)
7 Sr Counselors (college)




Inspirational Words From The Academy’s 2018 Featured Speaker

Alexis Jones
Featured Academy Speaker
Best-Selling Author


“As long as you live a life of mere consumption and not a life of contribution,
you will never have true joy.”