September 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Loyola University

Professional Women in Advocacy welcomes you to participate in a one-day workshop featuring professional development programming for women working in government relations, advocacy, public affairs, activism and engagement. PWIA is not a membership organization so anyone may attend our events. We have a fantastic agenda lined up and would love for you to join us!

We have a great agenda for this year’s workshop! Our theme this year is Breakthrough Advocacy so we will be talking about trends and technologies that are changing our industry. A subtheme of the workshop is how increased youth and diversity in the civic arena is changing how we advocate for our cause, organization or industry.

Schedule of Events

9:00am Registration and breakfast – Come early and network with friends and colleagues

9:30am Welcome remarks – VIP TBD

9:45am Breakthrough Advocacy – What are the latest trends in advocacy? How are factors like increased youth and diversity in the civic arena leading to innovation in our industry and how can YOU keep pace? Speaker: LeeAnn Petersen, CEO, PWIA Conference

10:00am Breakthrough Innovations for Advocacy – Explore the latest tools, trends and technologies transforming the way we advocate for our industries, organizations and causes.

11:00am Breakthrough Communications for Advocacy – Learn how innovations in tradiional and new media are changing the way we communicate with policy makers and stakeholders.

12:00pm Networking Break

12:15pm Keynote Luncheon

1:30pm Diversity and Inclusion in Advocacy – In Federal, State and Local government more women, young people and people of diverse backgrounds have been elected than ever before. How is the new face of politics changing the way we advocate and the laws we craft?

2:30pm Been there Done that – Women of Distinction – BTDT is everyone’s favorite PWIA session because it gathers a group of successful women from business, media and politics to share their stories, lend advice and leave you inspired to succeed.

3:30pm Optional networking and farewell

Workshop concludes

Sponsorships are available. Please contact for details.


  • Name

    Professional Women in Advocacy New Orleans Workshop
  • Organizer

    Professional Women in Advocacy


  • Date and Time

    September 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Cost

    $50 - $150


  • Venue

    Loyola University
  • Address

    6363 St. Charles Ave