P.O. Box 14866

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70898


Contact: Yvonne Dupont (............@yahoo.com)


We welcome you to the American Business Women's Association, a friendly, comfortable place for business women of all types to network and continue their professional development and education.

ABWA supports women throughout their careers by providing opportunities to hone leadership skills, access to unsurpassed professional development resources, and national recognition in the largest network of working women in the country.

Under the auspices of ABWA's national organization, our chapter has helped women in their academic, professional, and personal lives for over 30 years.

La Capitale Chapter's 80 members come from all walks of life. From 20-somethings to seniors, from women just starting careers to women enjoying retirement, we welcome all!

Download our Membership Brochure

Be part of a professional group of women who also like to have lots of fun and good times!

Socialize, learn, and network with some of Baton Rouge's most remarkable women. Our meetings and array of events give us plenty of opportunities to have fun and help each other achieve our goals.

Connect. Learn. Grow.

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month.

Next meeting: July 8, 2015

Juban's Restaurant, 3739 Perkins Road

Invite your friends! Please RSVP for each one.

11:00 Registration
11:15 Networking
11:30-1:00 Meeting and Lunch

$25 members with RSVP

$30 for guests and those with no RSVP




La Capitale's Officers

From left:

Mona Laird Rafeedie, president
Kim Callegan, vice president

Karen DeRouen, treasurer

Melissa Cobb, assistant treasurer

Yvonne Dupont, secretary

Christy Artigue, past president

La Capitale takes a photo break during our annual ornament exchange
at the December 2014 meeting.

 La Capitale, December 2013 (Thanks to Aaron Hogan/Eye Wander Photo)

For the sixth year in a row, La Capitale collected the Best Practices Level 1 award at ABWA's national conference.

The mission of the American Business Women's Association

is to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.