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Women United




As an integral part of United Way, Women United® fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. We are a diverse, vibrant community, bound together by a powerful sense of belonging — to each other, to the organization’s mission, and to the communities we call home. Our powerful, global network of women leaders, over 70,000 strong, lives united against the most critical issues facing more than 165 communities in six countries.




In each community we serve, Women United tackles the issues that matter most to the people who call it home. We empower each other to use our passions, our ideas, our expertise and resources to transform the very conditions in which people live.  With more than $1.5 billion invested in local solutions and a worldwide footprint, we’re able to positively impact our hometown while also being part of the bigger picture and broader cause.


WHY ENGAGE?                                                                                                       


  You’ll be a part of a community of like-minded women who contribute their

   personal passions, best ideas, and unique strengths to the mission of building        

   stronger communities.


  Volunteer within your community alongside others looking to create change.


  Network and collaborate with key business and community leaders at exclusive 



  Learn more about critical issues impacting our community.


•  Advocate for key community issues at the local and state levels.











Pay Equity: Governor’s Office on Women’s Policy
Presented by Dr. Shanta Proctor
February 5, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Petroleum Club of Lafayette
Dr. Shanta Proctor has a lifetime mission of being a catalyst for change and positively affecting people’s lives. She was the Top Graduate of Political Science for the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Southern University and obtained a master’s and doctoral degree in Human Resource Education & Workforce Development with a concentration in Community Development from Louisiana State University (LSU). She has worked extensively with community development organizations, nonprofit leadership and women’s organizations.
In 2016, she was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards as the Director of Women’s Policy for his administration, working to address many women’s issues such as pay equality, minimum wage, and domestic violence.
The Women United Food for Thought series invites members to gather at lunch, listen to expert speakers as they share information on current issues facing women and their families. Learn how you can make a difference. Sessions are held at the Petroleum Club on the second Monday of the month. $20 Women United member rate/$35 for non-members. Limited to 50 attendees.


Questions?    Please contact Keler Mitchell at or (337) 706-1234.