On behalf of the Women’s Commission of SWLA, Inc., I would like to invite you to our 28th Annual Conference October 18, 2018 at the Lake Charles Civic Center in downtown Lake Charles, LA.

We are excited to have Award-winning journalist, Tamron Hall, as our keynote speaker.  This Luling, Texas native quickly rose from local networks in Fort Worth and Chicago to the national news scene in 2007 when she joined NBC and MSNBC.  Her talent has been recognized with several Emmy nominations and the Edward R. Murrow 2015 Award for Reporting:  Hard News in Network Television for her segment on domestic violence.

Tamron is passionate about initiatives and charitable organizations that strive to end homelessness, illiteracy and domestic abuse.  Touched personally by the loss of her sister, Renate, to domestic violence,Tamron recently launched the Tamron Renate Fund with Safe Harbor in honor of her sister to help victims and families affected by domestic violence. 

And in the spirit of Louisiana Mardi Gras, Tamron served as the 2017 Honorary Muse in the New Orleans Krewe of Muses Parade.

Our Commissioners, sponsors and local retailers are putting together a unique and creative day of workshops with topics ranging from decorating, do-it-yourself projects, fashion, fitness, fun, health, home decorating, motivation, personal appearance, pet health, spiritual, presentations! Our MarketPlace covers two floors and includes informational, fashion, jewelry, health, personal appearance, furniture, decorating and local interest booths. Your attendance, along with our very generous sponsors, allows our continued success each year!! Don’t miss out!!

Registration opens in August.  We recommend you register early to guarantee access the workshops of your choice!!! Please visit our website at and our Facebook page for additional info and details.

In anticipation of an amazing Conference!

Cynthia Tomlinson

Vice President/Fall Conference Chair