In anticipation of the upcoming Inaugural Women’s Public Leadership Summit hosted by our affiliate, Women’s Public Leadership Network, Louisiana Women Lead would like to recognize Robert L. Rieger, Jr, who will be receiving the 2022 WPLN Daniel Anthony Award at the February meeting.

The Daniel Anthony Award is named for Susan B. Anthony’s father and ardent supporter of her efforts and is meant to celebrate a man who has given critical support to a female public leader or leaders. By accepting, Rieger serves as an example to others on how to be an effective supporter of women’s leadership and what is achievable with the support of others. Rieger is a Partner at law firm Adams and Reese LLP in Baton Rouge. He advises clients in government relations and related litigation matters in Louisiana and Washington, D.C.

“Rob has gone above and beyond in his support for Louisiana Women Lead,” Renee Amar, Executive Director of Louisiana Women Lead. “He’s been a stalwart of our training program, both in person and virtually; he’s offered advice when we need it and unwavering support of the women who run this organization. But not just in this space but also professionally in the political world. He supports and encourages women to get engaged in politics and leadership. He understands the importance of our movement for the women of today and future generations to come.”

Through his efforts, Louisiana Women Lead was able to hit the ground running. The first Lead fundraiser and the legislative proclamation naming June 3rd as Women in Public Office Day with an event held to commemorate the resolution would not have been possible without his guidance and unwavering support. Lead applauds Rieger’s recognition from WPLN and looks forward to honoring him at the summit in New Orleans, beginning February 4th and ending on the 5th. If you are interested in attending the summit, purchase tickets at Lead’s website:

About Louisiana Women Lead

Louisiana Women Lead was formed in 2020 to engage more center-right women in politics. Lead’s goal is to increase the number of women elected or appointed to leadership positions in Louisiana by breaking down barriers, create a statewide network for support, and provide tools to women so they have a leg up when running for or being appointed to office. For more information, visit

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