• As a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with governmental regulations, best health practices, and safety considerations to our guests, sponsors, vendors, and facility staff, the Women’s Commission of SWLA, Inc.’s Fall Conference 2020 has been postponed until 2021.
  • SAVE THE DATE of October 21, 2021 to “Celebrate 30 Years with Pearls of Wisdom” at the Lake Charles Civic Center.
  • In the months that follow, expect a presence of the Women’s Commission of SWLA, Inc.! We will highlight our past with “pearls” from past keynote speakers, Jack V. Doland award recipients, and scholarship recipients.
  • As opportunities to serve others emerge, expect to see the Women’s Commission of SWLA, Inc. volunteering.
  • Finally, expect to learn of a vibrant Keynote Speaker with a message for everyone, along with an opportunity to spend a resourceful and enjoyable day with friends and colleagues!

The Women’s Commission of Southwest Louisiana, Inc. was organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes in 1990. We are very proud to be celebrating our milestone 30th Anniversary in 2020!

Overall Mission: To educate, empower, and expand the status of women living in Southwest Louisiana.

Major Efforts:  

  • Annual Fall Conference for Women – held annually on the 3rd Thursday in October Signature Event
  • Mentorship Program – Jr. Women’s Conference to educate and encourage future women leaders
  • Leadership opportunities and networking support for women
  • Multiple Scholarships awarded annually to non-traditional women attending SOWELA Technical Community College or McNeese State University
  • Commissioners also serve as a volunteer force supporting many other non-profit groups throughout Southwest Louisiana.

Are you interested in sponsoring our 2020 Conference?

Through donations, our sponsors underwrite the majority of the cost of the Fall Conference which helps keep the cost of attending the conference to a minimum for participants.