This year, Louisiana Women Lead made great strides in establishing our presence as a resource to Louisiana women interested in higher office. We held in-person as well as online training sessions, gathering dozens of women from across the state who are interested in being our future leaders. Additionally, we introduced a series of webinars featuring movers and shakers in the political field who provided insights on how to successfully run for office.

We are so grateful for all the women who made 2021 such an inspiring year. We are blessed to have such strong female leadership in the legislature who are generous with their time and willing to help shape the next generation of women leaders in our state.  With this in mind, we look forward to 2022 and all the opportunities in store for women in Louisiana.

One immediate opportunity is the Women’s Public Leadership Network Inaugural Summit being held in New Orleans on February 4 – 5. This summit is designed for women from across the country who are engaging at any stage of the political process. Attendees will select one of three training tracks to best meet their needs, the tracks include current or future candidates, current elected or appointed officeholders, and women and others working to grow and sustain the network. This will be a weekend full of networking and campaign-building opportunities that we greatly encourage anyone interested in the political field to participate in. Registration can be found at our website: https://www.louisianawomenlead.org/

The summit is just one of what we know to be many exciting experiences we will be looking forward to in 2022, including more training sessions and more activities to bring women together to plan for the future of Louisiana. We are humbled by the support we have received and hope to return that support in kind to all of the individuals who look to us as a guide and a resource. Until then, we wish everyone happy holidays!

Renee Amar, Founder and Executive Director, 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 http://www.louisianawomenlead.org.

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