Women’s Leadership Academy

Launched in 2019, Women’s Leadership Academy (WLA) at Loyola University New Orleans, through the Office of Professional and Continuing Studies, connects, educates, and empowers leaders across Southeast Louisiana. Since its inaugural year, more than 200 participants have participated and networked with thought leaders in the region, and developed tools and strategies to achieve their fullest potential personally and professionally.

WLA Cohort 4

Thank you to our Women's Leadership Academy Cohort 6 Sponsors!

WLA Leads the Way


2023 Louisiana SHRM Excellence in Diversity Award

Loyola University New Orleans was awarded the 2023 Louisiana SHRM Excellence in Diversity Award on behalf of the submission that the Women’s Leadership Academy team submitted. The Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a non-profit organization that awards the award to initiatives or projects that have been implemented or are ongoing. The 2023 award ceremony took place from February 2–3 in New Orleans.


WLA demographics

WLA Infographic is based on participants from 2019 - 2022.

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Program Details

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