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Nola4Women takes action through innovative programs to celebrate women and girls, provide a forum to address the challenges they face and promote a future where they have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our Founders

Florence André

Florence has spent a lifetime in the non-profit world and on boards of organizations such as GSUSA and the New Orleans Charter High School for Science and Math. She works to eliminate all barriers women and girls face including those in education and the workplace.

No one is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow – Alice Walker

Sylvia Frey

Sylvia’s life was shaped by a strong mother who supported all of her life choices — even the unconventional ones — and a community of religious women who taught, by example, the full meaning of human equality. As a graduate student during the tumultuous years of the civil rights and women’s rights movements, she focused on issues of race and gender.

The foundation of my life’s work as historian and teacher is to increase public awareness about those excluded from or denied full participation in the American polity

Kathy Epstein Seligman

Kathy lives in London but her soul has never left New Orleans where she was born and raised. Kathy works with non-profits around the globe to improve outcomes for women and girls, particularly in the areas of education and maternal health.

Denial of access to opportunities of any kind is violence against women

Martha Sullivan

Martha has spent most of her life in education as teacher, professor, administrator and board member. She works to ensure that the right to education becomes a reality for all women and girls, and to raise awareness of the role women have played in the social fabric of our nation.

Women can do it, have done it and will do it. Whatever ‘it’ might be