Women United works in our community to attract women at the leadership level who recognize the importance of results-oriented philanthropy as a key to addressing critical challenges in local communities. Your membership will provide opportunities to network in educational and social settings, including membership events and public policy briefings.
Cathy McRae Chairwoman
Cathy McRae is a well-respected executive with 30 plus years of leadership experience. After 32 years rising up through the Shell Corporation into high-responsibility, international roles and serving as Vice President within Shell Energy Resources, Cathy now funnels her talents into giving back to the New Orleans community.
She is not only active in United Way of Southeast Louisiana (including Women United, Board of Trustees and Tocqueville Cabinet) but also serves on the Presidential Council of Alumnae at MTU, supporter of Teach for America and St. Bernard Project - a Disaster Recovery and Resiliency organization. Cathy previously served on the board of Directors of the Urban League of Greater New Orleans.
Cathy and Mark McRae have been married for 26 years and have two children. She enjoys travel, golf, and supporting live music, arts, and education in New Orleans.
United Way of Southeast Louisiana's Women's Leadership Council was founded in 2002 by the passionate women below, who united with the mission to improve the lives of women and children in our region.
Kim Sport, Founder
Lt. Col. Jane Fitzgerald
Barbara Turner Windhorst