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Women's Symposium

Women's Symposium Awards

The Women's Symposium honors several women who have contributed to the fabric and empowerment of women in northeast Louisiana. Three awards are presented at the 2017 luncheon:


The Legacy Award is the highest recognition bestowed by the Women's Symposium, and honors a woman of exemplary character who has made significant contributions in her community.

The Legacy Award Winner displays tangible leadership, is honest and of high integrity, treats others with respect, and is a positive role model.

Emphasis is given to Legacy Award nominees whose accomplishments have impacted future generations of women.


The Distinguished Leader Award honors a woman who has demonstrated a continual level of notable, sustained, and outstanding contributions throughout her career, or within a single organization, or through collaboration with others.

The Distinguished Leader makes extraordinary effort to building relationships while providing exceptional guidance, leadership, and dedication to the organization she is a part of.


The Rising Professional Award is given to a woman who is making strides with potential of future impact on her community.

The Rising Professional provides guidance through mentorship, strives to influence and inspire others, and displays outstanding involvement in their chosen field and/or community.


2016 Women's Symposium Awards

In 2016 the Women's Symposium honored these women who contributed to the fabric and empowerment of women in northeast Louisiana.