LGLA 2019

 Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy

– for girls entering 9th-12th grades

– Sunday, June 9 – Thursday, June 12, 2019

– @ Nicholls State University

Click Here to apply for LGLA 2019






Thanks to our Speakers and Sponsors……



2017 Featured Speakers

Craig Scott, Columbine Hero

Simone Bruni Couere, Demolition Diva

Steve Morgan, Motivational Speaker


California Comedians

Bear Badeaux

Crystal Rivers

Collin Turner

Graham Patrick Martin


American Idol Contestant

Cameron Richard


 Louisiana State Officials

Governor John Bel Edwards (invited)

Lt Governor Billy Nungesser

Chief Judge, Court of Appeals, Vanessa Whipple Louisiana

Director, Health and Hospitals, Dr. Rebekah Gee

First Women U.S. Marshal, Genny May

Creator First La. Dept. of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, Sandra Thompson Herman

Lafourche Parish President, Jimmy Cantrelle

Lafourche Parish Councilman, Daniel Lorraine

Lafourche Parish Councilwoman, Luci Sposito


 Corporate VIPs

Executive Director, Port of South Louisiana, Paul Aucoin Director of

Governmental Relations, Chevron, Felicia Frederick


LGLA Organizers

Executive Director, La. for Women in Government and Business, Dr. Laura Badeaux

Chair, La. Girls Leadership Academy, Brandie M. Toups

Lafourche Commission on Women, Planner, Dawn Chadwick

Lafourche Commission on Women, Planner, Christie Pate

Lafourche Commission on Women, Planner, Eva Shanklin

Lafourche Commission on Women, Planner, Donnell Zeringue


Nicholls State University Administration

President, Dr. Bruce Murphy

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Lynn Gillette

Vice President for Advancement, Dr. Neal Weaver

Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Eugene Dial

Vice President for Business Affairs, Terry Braud


2016 Girls Leadership Academy
“Shaping the Lives of Louisiana’s Future Leaders”

Group Photo - Girls Academy 2016
The Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business, in partnership with the Lafourche Commission on Women, was proud to host the 2016 Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy this summer at Nicholls State University. As the new academic year begins, these Academy graduates have returned to their schools, putting their enhanced communications and leadership skills to good use.


Thank you, First Lady Donna Edwards!
Governor’s Mansion Tour and Luncheon


Collage LGLA 2016 State Capitol Tour

Collage LGLA 2016 Networking Dinner 1

Collage LGLA 2016 Networking Dinner 2