Women’s Leadership Council Mission
To improve people’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of women in our communities.
A group of diverse women representing large, public corporations, small, private businesses and the entire St. Landry-Evangeline communities joined together with a common goal on behalf of St. Landry-Evangeline United Way to create the Women’s Leadership Council. This is an affinity group, or group operating under the umbrella of United Way to provide the opportunity for women in our community to raise a collective voice for the issues they are passionate about in the areas of education and health, specifically as they relate to women and children.
Membership dues will be $150-$300 per year, less than most WLC’s at $1000. Membership in the Women’s Leadership Council provides the opportunity to meet and work with a dynamic group of women with varied backgrounds, each dedicated and talented in their respective fields. Individually, Women’s Leadership Council members use their own unique skills and talents to serve their communities while collectively being a part of a larger support network of like-minded women who share common goals.
About The Council
We believe that when women leaders join together, their voices, vision and leadership can make a phenomenal impact on the community. The WLC taps into the power, talent and passion of women leaders to transform their communities. The Council will focus on helping children succeed through the United Way’s Success by Six Initiative, specifically the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. The Council will be responsible for helping improve the lives of others through volunteering, fundraising, and raising awareness.
The Women’s Leadership Council on a State/National Level
Approximately 200 United Ways across the country have women’s leadership programs that engage over 40,000 women in solving their community’s most pressing problems. Women’s Leadership Council’s national goals are to develop a powerful voice for women in philanthropy and become an engine for growth by raising over $100 million nationally.
How to join
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a member of this dynamic group of women, click here for the brochure and application.