President’s Message

Welcome to the 2023-24 League year!

It is with great pride and joy that we continue to uphold the legacy of our esteemed organization, founded nearly 92 years ago. Over the decades, the Junior League of Baton Rouge has witnessed countless triumphs, surmounted challenges, and paved the way for women to lead with purpose, compassion, and resilience.

The Junior League of Baton Rouge began writing its story nearly 92 years ago and it is still being written today. Good stories are never perfect from beginning to end. There are ups and downs, heroes and villains, funny moments, and moments that make you cry. Our stories forge connections between people and ideas. They convey the culture, history, and values that unite us.

This year, our theme is “Your Chapter in Our Story,” a powerful reminder of the significance of understanding and embracing our larger narrative. Our story is not merely a chronicle of the past; it is a tapestry interwoven with the stories of countless women who have left an indelible mark on this community, their professions, and the world at large. It is a testament to the unyielding spirit and unwavering commitment of women who dared to create change in our community while developing themselves as leaders

Everyone’s chapter is important to the story of our mission, but recognizing the importance of our larger story is just as critical.  It allows us to draw strength from the achievements of our predecessors, to learn from their experiences, and to build upon their successes. It is through this understanding that we can better appreciate the progress we have made and continue to make, as well as identify the areas where we need to focus our efforts.

As we embark on this new chapter together, let us remember that we are part of a grand narrative that spans generations. Let us honor the women who have come before us by creating our own remarkable stories, stories that will inspire and empower future generations of women leaders.

I encourage you to engage fully in the opportunities that lie ahead, to collaborate with your fellow members, and to seize every chance to learn and grow. Thank you for being an essential part of our organization’s story, and I look forward to working with you in pursuit of our shared vision.

Yours in Service,

Jessica Guinn Johnson
2023-24 President