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Women's Commission Mission Statement Mission Statement 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!


The Women's Commission of Southwest Louisiana, Inc. is pleased to award four $1000 scholarships for non-traditional students at McNeese State University and Sowela Technical Community College.

A Message from the President

Velika Trahan

As we embarked on our 32nd year, I feel that we have truly embodied this organization that was started by a group of ladies looking to impact this community. Over the past couple of years, we have faced our share of adversities and triumphs by sharing our “Pearls of Wisdom” and then proceeded to “Rebuild and Renew” our lives. 

We have a true sense of gratitude that we must hold on to as we volunteer in all areas. We currently have a diverse group of ladies that make it easy to come together as one. I am grateful that we continue to empower women every day. I know we will persevere and continue to passionately pursue growth and partnership in our community.

I look forward to continuing our partnership with McNeese State University and SOWELA Technical Community College as we support non-traditional students by providing financial assistance as they further their education. 

I am pleased and honored to serve as the 2023 President of the Women’s Commission of Southwest Louisiana. Please make plans to join us for our Annual Conference on October 19, 2023.