Benefits of Membership

Being a part of a professional women's association offers a multitude of benefits that extend far beyond the realm of career development. It provides a unique platform where women can connect, collaborate, and draw inspiration from a diverse community of accomplished professionals. 

Networking opportunities

With local business women

Leadership Development


Skill building & mentoring

And educational opportunities

Inclusion in community events

Including Empowered Event

Enhance Your Skills

Gain practical skills through involvement on LAPW team
[view committees]

Scholarships Available

Eligibility for scholarships that serve and support our communities and members
[view scholarships]

Membership Investment: July – October: $125  |  November – May: $100 |  June: $75
The membership years runs from July 2023 - June 2024.

LAPW opens doors to a dynamic network of like-minded individuals, providing invaluable opportunities for personal and career growth in an environment dedicated to empowerment, support, and advancement.

nicole fernholz

LAPW has been part of my own personal growth, and I believe it's so important to know who you are... I look forward to seeing its continued evolution.

– Nicole Fernholz

Director, Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission

janelle petermeier

I recommend LAPW to any professional woman who is looking to network, and look forward to more years of being inspired by the members.

– Janelle Petermeier

Recruiting Manager,
Pro Staff

kim carlson

We must support one another so that we all have an opportunity to succeed and excel in whatever work capacity or career we are in. Always.

– Kim Carlson

2023 LAPW Women of the Year

Team & Committees

  • Membership & Mentoring

    This committee shall be made up of members that are interested in listening to the greater membership for furthering the organization’s effort in staying present in trends of organizations needs and communications.  It will also set up and maintain a process of matching “seasoned” members with interested women or newer members to acquaint them to the organization. 

  • Events & Philanthropy

    This committee shall be made up of members that are interested in coordinating all events for the organization (Socials, Theatre, Philanthropy). The primary function of this committee is to look at a calendar year in whole to plan ahead all extra-curricular activities so that they are balanced in nature and throughout the year.

  • Recognition Event

    This committee shall be made up of members who coordinate all aspects of the recognition event (Recognition site planning, Businesses of the Year & Woman of the Year). The Woman of the Year team will continue to work on nominations as in the past, but will have connection to this umbrella team to ensure timing, rehearsals, details all flow together.

  • Communications & Marketing

    This committee shall be made up of members that interested in being the communication vessel of the organization.  All events or activities, where applicable, will use this team to get our message out in a proper and consistent manner.

  • Programming

    This committee shall be made up of members who are interested in maintaining an invigorating and diverse set up speakers and topics for each of the 11 monthly membership meetings.

  • Scholarship Fundraiser

    This committee shall be made up of members who are interested in creating a memorable fundraising event to raise funds for the Scholarship program.

  • Scholarship

    This committee shall be made up of members who distribute Dollars for Scholars funds raised by the Scholarship Fundraising event. It will also collect nominations for the member dependent scholarships.