Louisiana Leaders Webinar Series

The Louisiana Leaders Webinar Series highlights the big issues facing our community and the leaders who are tackling them head on. Join United Way of Southeast Louisiana each month for engaging panel discussions with local experts on ways we can create equitable communities with health, education, and economic stability for all.


DECEMBER 8, 2020 | 1-2:30 PM
Louisiana Leaders: Philanthropy is Good for Business
Register: http://bit.ly/LALeaders-Philanthropy 

Can your company afford not to invest in our community?

This panel discussion with local business and philanthropic leaders including United Way of Southeast Louisiana Board Chair, Cathy McRae [Moderator], Executive Vice-President and General Counsel of Entergy Corporation, Marcus Brown, Real Estate Developer, Civic Leader and Philanthropist Roger Ogden, and Chief Executive Officer and President of The New Orleans Business Alliance Quentin Messer, will present how philanthropy impacts employees, investors, and the entire community. 


NOVEMBER 17, 2020 | 2:30-4 PM
Louisiana Leaders: Health is Wealth
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How do pervasive health inequities and disparities affect the economic stability of our community’s most vulnerable residents?

This panel discussion with New Orleans East Hospital CEO Dr. Takeisha Davis [Moderator], New Orleans Department of Health Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno, Director of Louisiana Budget Project Jan Moller, President & CEO, GNO, Inc., Michael Hecht, Co-Chair of the Resilient Louisiana Commission Terrie Sterling, and other health and economic development leaders will cover the intersections of health and financial prosperity. 


Louisiana Leaders: How Local Governments Can Help ALICE Households Thrive 

Pay the electric bill or buy groceries? Fill a prescription or fix a flat tire?

Before COVID-19, over half of households in Southeast Louisiana lived under the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) threshold and struggled to afford basic necessities. Now those households, and many more, are in crisis. During this forum, parish leaders from across our seven-parish region will discuss barriers that keep ALICE from financial stability and actionable solutions that can stabilize ALICE households – and in turn, help our entire community prosper.