I love organizations that support and empower women and that's exactly what what the Commission for Women of Bossier City is doing.

After attending the re-launch luncheon of the YWCA last week, it really hit me how much we as women need to band together, support each other and improve our quality of life in the state of Louisiana and beyond. There is still a huge equality gap between the genders and this month's programming seeks to educate, stimulate and inspire women to change their lives for the better. We hope you can attend one (or more) of these fabulous events!

Inspiring Women 2014


In observance of Women’s History Month, we wish to honor and aim to inspire our local ladies with events scheduled all throughout the month of March.  With the support of our great city alongside sponsorships from caring, local businesses we will offer at little or no cost the following events and more!


Schedule of Events:


March 1 – March 31:  Health & Fitness Challenge with Fit Nation {FREE}

Heart of Bossier Center, 1701 Old Minden Road, Bossier City, LA

Fit Nation of Bossier City is offering a month of free classes, free fitness assessments, nutrition tips, a plank challenge with prize $$$ available!

Call Amanda to set up your free 10 minute fitness assessment - 318.741.2494

Go online to sign up for fitness classes offered to Bossier ladies at no cost during our month long Inspiring Women series!


March 6 – (THURSDAY) – 5:00pm-7:00pm:  Alive at Five networking event at Silver Star Smokehouse & Saloon

1201 Dixie Overland Road, Bossier City, LA 71111

Grab your girlfriends and enjoy an evening of fun, networking and the excuse to pat ourselves on the back for our individual jobs well done!

Appetizers provided.

- Cash Bar -


March 11 – (TUESDAY) – 5:30pm-7:00pm:  Finance Panel @ Courtyard Marriot at Louisiana Boardwalk  {$10}

100 Boardwalk Boulevard, Bossier City, LA 71111

A panel of local female professionals will briefly discuss their specific areas of financial assistance, the needs they address for their clients, and details we should all be thinking about in order to create a well-rounded financial picture today and for the future. 


Questions will be prepared in advance to begin the Q&A session, but please feel free to prepare to ask your own questions as well.


Light food and beverages will be served. 


March 14 – (FRIDAY) – 11:30-1:00:  “The Entrepre-Woman” @ Joe Cobb Bossier Bar-B-Que

203 McCormick Street, Bossier City, LA 71111

Support, encourage, give tips and ask questions as we gather together with other female business leaders while supporting a great local establishment and long-tenured female business owner, Mrs. Sue Cobb.


Come & Go


March 19 – (WEDNESDAY) – 11:30 – 1:00: Annual INSPIRING WOMEN Luncheon @ Hilton Garden Inn  {$25}

2015 Old Minden Road, Bossier City, LA 71111

Speaker:  Jinny Henson

Jinny Henson is a native Houstonian, a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Seminary where she met her husband, John, Pastor of Church for the Highlands, in Shreveport, LA.  Jinny is a published author whose devotional appears in The One Year Bible Devotional Book on August 19th and she has a published a chapter in the women’s devotional book, The Groovy Chicks Road Trip to Love.  She is a member of The Nashville Speaker’s Bureau and has taught Communications at Dallas Baptist University.  Jinny has

traveled the country entertaining audiences doing standup comedy for over 15 years for such venues as The University of Montana Billings, Wise Guys Comedy Café in Seattle, ACME Couples’ Marriage Enrichment in Orlando, Florida and Cornerstone Church in Anaheim, CA.  Most recently, Jinny and her husband John are coauthors of a beautiful story of God's redemption in Smyth & Helwys'  Maggie Lee for Good available on Amazon.com.  The theme verse of her life, John 10:10 states, "The enemy has come to steal, kill and to destroy but I have come to bring you abundant life."

* Accepting donations of new socks and underwear for boys & girls sizes 6-16 for Maggie Lee’s Closet – where kindness is always in fashion.  www.maggieleeforgood.org

Space is limited.  Reserve your tickets today-   Lindsey @ 453.9285 or Lindsey_Nickerson@ml.com


March 21 – (FRIDAY) – 5:00pm-7:00pm:  Dress for Success @ Bossier Council on Aging   {FREE}

706 Bearkat Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111

Presented by:  Susan Noland of Dress for Success Shreveport-Bossier

Come out and learn the many ways we can boost our career success with subtle rules for our wardrobe.  Susan also discusses ways to deter sexual harassment in the workplace; it is eye-opening to understand our wardrobe from the male perspective.

*Donations Requested:  Black Purses for Dress for Success Shreveport; drop-off available at every event.


March 26 – (WEDNESDAY) – 5:00pm-7:00pm:  WINE, WOMEN & Paintbrushes @ Bossier Arts Council ($30}

630 Barksdale Boulevard, Bossier City, LA 71111

Another great girls’ night opportunity – tell your friends!  Don’t worry about leaving with a nice piece of artwork – Bossier Art Council pencils in your image, so you can’t go wrong!  (shhh…)

Reserve your space today – this event will sell out quickly!


March 29 – (SATURDAY)  9:00am-10:30am:  FAMILY CRAFT DAY @ Bossier Central Library   {FREE}

2206 Beckett Street, Bossier City, LA 71111

Miss Jessica is putting together a fun, family craft geared for ages 6-12.

* Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entirety of the event.

Space is limited.


March 31 – (MONDAY) – 5:30pm-8:00pm:  Relaxing Evening @ Oasis Salon & Spa   {FREE}

4727 Viking Drive, Bossier City, LA

Leigh and her staff are excited to open up on Monday to offer free services and refreshments to honor and pamper our Bossier ladies.

Reservations are suggested for pampering; service times will fill up quickly!


*All proceeds raised during our Inspiring Women series will be donated to the Northwest Louisiana chapter of Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. 



*Requesting donations of Black Purses for Dress for Success Shreveport; drop-off available at every event.  www.dressforsuccess.org/shreveport-bossier


* Requesting donations of new socks and underwear for boys & girls sizes 6-16 for Maggie Lee’s Closet – where kindness is always in fashion. 



Find us on Facebook at Commission for Women of Bossier City for added details about these and other events offered in this 2014 Inspiring Women series.  Check in periodically for details on our 28 Day Health & Wellness Challenge, family volunteer activities, and more!

Tell your friends, and take advantage of these great Girls’ Time opportunities.


Make your reservations for one or more events today!  Limited seating available at all events. 

For luncheon tickets or event reservations contact Lindsey at (318) 453-9285 or via email at Lindsey_Nickerson@ml.com.


 Commission for Women of Bossier City

P.O. Box 5954, Bossier City, LA 71171-5954