Upcoming Events

Women United Give Back Night - July 30, 2020
5:30 - 9 p.m. 
Mestizo Louisiana Mexican Cuisine

Raffle Tickets are being sold for a Fajita Meal Pack and a Gallon of Margaritas! Visit the raffle page to enter! 



July 20, 2020: Capital Area United Way's Women United and The Life of a Single Mom Distribute Fresh Produce and Resources to Over 300 Single Mothers


Celebrate the Power of Women

Celebrate the Power of Women has been CANCELED due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More details to come at a later date regarding a possible virtual program. Tickets purchased will be honored at the next event. 


March 16, 2020: Capital Area United Way Announces 2020 Women United Award Recipients


Speaker: D-D Breaux, LSU Gymnastics Head Coach 

With each passing season, LSU gymnastics continues to collect more honors and titles to its storied program, and head coach D-D Breaux has been the catalyst behind LSU’s sustained success. 

Led by Breaux, LSU has seen increasing accomplishments that includes 17 NCAA Championships appearances in the last 18 seasons, eight NCAA Championship Finals appearances since 2008 and 14 individual national titles since 2002. 

Under Breaux’s leadership and coaching, LSU has reached new heights in individual and team success. 

Now entering her 43rd season as the mastermind of the LSU gymnastics program, Breaux exudes the same passion and enthusiasm to coach the Fighting Tigers as she did in her first season on the job. 

As the “Dean of Coaches” at LSU and in the SEC, Breaux has represented the University at the highest level both in the gym and, most importantly, in the classroom for more than 40 years. Her dedication to the student-athlete on an individual basis has transcended into academic success, community involvement, Coach of the Year honors, SEC Championships, NCAA Regional Championships and Top-10 national rankings throughout her tenure. In fact, there is a tremendous balance between academics and athletics as LSU has produced 250 All-Americans and 150 Scholastic All-Americans during Breaux’s tenure. 

During her tenure Breaux has established and maintained LSU’s reputation as one of the premier collegiate gymnastics programs in the country. Under her tutelage, the Tigers have placed among the nation’s top-10 teams 30 times in 42 seasons, finishing a program-best second in 2016, 2017 and 2019, third in 2014, fourth in 1988 and 2018, fifth in 2008 and 2013 and sixth on four separate occasions. 

Who We Are

As part of the Gottlieb Society of Capital Area United Way (those who give at a leadership level of $1,000 or more), Women United seeks to improve the lives of those in the Capital Area with a focus on income stability.  Women United is committed to excellence in community service, fundraising, and dedication to the renewal, development and empowerment of its members.    

Meet the Women United Executive Committee

Chair- Kris Cangelosi, Cangelosi Dance Project

Vice-Chair - Charlene Montelaro 

Membership Chair – Beth O’Quinn, IBM

Past Chair – Michelle Hardy, Turner Industries 

Member-at-Large – Ginger Goudeau, ExxonMobil

How to Join

Contact Amey Shortess Crousillac, Vice President of Resource Development at 225-382-3511 or ameyc@cauw.org