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About Us

Founded in 1984, the Women’s Professional Council (WPC) was created to promote and support the interests of women professionals in the Greater New Orleans area. Our organization is a 501(c)(6).


For 40 years the organization has been a vehicle for the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas among the members. WPC has promoted professional advancement and involvement in the community through philanthropic giving and support of opportunities for women. The members of WPC have been recognized in the community for their achievements by a variety of different groups and organizations.


Over the years, numerous professions and industries have been represented in WPC. These have included legal, banking, financial advisors, construction, design, hospitality, non-profit, professional & business coaching, maritime, healthcare, accounting, the arts, engineering, and education. 


 Membership is limited and available by invitation only.


Women’s Professional Council Officers 2023 – 2024

President – Christine Titus

Vice President – Kristi Trail

Treasurer – Margaux Dubuar

Secretary – Divya Jeswant

At-Large-Member – Suzanne Klenck

At-Large-Member – Elizabeth Ogden-Janke

Bylaws Chair – Brianne Rome

Programs Chair – Alison Catarella-Michel

Awards Chair – Elizabeth Cigali-Manshel

Membership Chair – Karen Dunn

A girl should be two things: who and what she wants

~ Coco Chanel

Our Mission

WPC promotes professional advancement, involvement in the Greater New Orleans community, and support of opportunities for women

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A broad range of professions and industries are represented in the group. Membership is limited and available by invitation from an existing member.

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