The Annual Women of Excellence Awards, presented by the Lafayette Commission on the Needs of Women, honors women who have accomplished the goal of improving the opportunities and lives of women and their families and therefore had a positive impact on our community. Nominations are due by August 10, and are encouraged from any individual within the eight-parishes of Acadiana. Honorees will be recognized during the Women of Excellence Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 6, 2017 at City Club River Ranch. I was fortunate enough to be selected to receive the honor back in 2002, but only because someone took the time to fill out the form and nominate me. If you know someone who deserves to be recognized as a leader and a good example to other women, nominate them today. Get the nomination form HERE, or call for more information (337) 349-9190.