“Women Leading the Way” is the theme for the 14th annual Women! A Week-Long Celebration organized by the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge.
The weeklong celebration kicks off with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 25 at the Baton Rouge Marriott, 5500 Hilton Ave.
Alexandra “Alex” Juan will be the keynote speaker.
Juan is a decorated Air Force veteran and the first female to be named executive director of the USS Kidd Veterans Museum.
She received her bachelor’s degree in organizational communication at Southeastern Louisiana University and her Public Affairs Officer Course certification from the Defense Information School located at Fort George Meade, Maryland.
The weeklong program list includes classes and activities to showcase local groups and nonprofit organizations.
Speakers will talk about a wide range of topics including personal growth, home and family, health and wellness and art.
For a complete list of activities and registration, visit http://wcgbr.com.
Some of the programs set for the week include:
Journey into the Stress-Free Zone with Yoga Nidra: 2 p.m., Sept. 25, The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Bring a pillow and yoga mat. Speaker is Delisha “Dee Dee” Poullard, certified yoga teacher in the Amrit and Yoga Nidra methods. For information, call Wendy Herschman, (225) 338-1170. Admission is $10.
“When I Think of My Body, I Feel ...” Body-Love Writing: 6:30 p.m., Sept. 25 The Red Shoes. Courtney Brandabur, feminist advocate and activist, recent LSU graduate and founder of Girl Warrior, a community organization, will lead the talk. Call (225) 338-1170. Admission: $5.
Stress Less With Child Visits During Separation & Divorce: 7 p.m., Sept. 25, Freedom Center, 7747 Tom Drive. Speakers are Ladonna Ward, executive director, and David Nall, assistant director, West Side Visitation Center. RSVP by calling Ward, (225) 238-6363. Free.
Devine Design by DDI: 10 a.m., Sept. 26, Bocage Racquet Club, 7600 Jefferson Highway. Sponsored by Decorating Den Interiors. Speaker Jeanette Tuck. For information, call Ryan Turk, (225) 755-7970.
The Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: noon, Sept. 25, 11606 Southfork Ave., Suite 102. Business owners will receive information about programs offered by SBA, LED and Micro Lenders in Louisiana. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginner Belly Dance: 6 p.m., Sept. 25, Fleur de Leaf, 2834 F-1 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Learn the art of belly dance while adding grace, poise, strength and balance to your daily life. Speaker is Katie Gromlovits. RSVP to Gromlovits, (225) 304-3648.