Blue Cross Celebrates 'Women Who Inspire Us' Throughout March

March 8, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. – In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is recognizing and celebrating the achievements of women in science, community, government, literature, art, sports, medicine and more.

Connect with Blue Cross on social media to see images from the award-winning series “Women Who Inspire Us.” Some of the women featured this year are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sacagawea and Florence Nightingale. The series, drawn and designed by Blue Cross graphic artist Dafina Dervishi, will be shared on the insurer’s social channels throughout March. You can download these images to post and share on your personal social media channels.  

“Higlighting the trailblazing work notable women have done throughout history inspires us all and helps us see opportunities available today,” said Cindy Wakefield, Blue Cross spokesperson and member of the WOMEN of Blue employee resource group. “At Blue Cross, women make up more than 73% of our workforce, which is impressive. Women hold a variety of roles and provide leadership across the company. This month is a chance to come together, share our stories, learn from each other and celebrate how we’re all improving the health and lives of Louisianians.”

Blue Cross has several events planned for employees this month. WOMEN of Blue will hold its annual employee luncheon virtually, with guest speaker Dima Ghawi. She is the founder of a global talent development company with a primary mission for advancing individuals in leadership. Dima’s presentation, “Elevate Your Confidence,” will inspire the audience to realize their self-worth and revolutionize the way they perceive and project themselves to the world. 

And, employees will get to learn the benefits of mindfulness through a series of short, virtual sessions WOMEN of Blue is offering during March. Wellness coaches will guide participants in breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. Mindfulness can be an effective way to deal with stress and anxiety, and regularly practicing mindfulness can boost overall health.

Visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana YouTube channel to see short videos about various health topics. Subscribe to the channel to know when new videos are added.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. Founded in New Orleans in 1934, we are a tax-paying nonprofit health insurer with offices in every major region to serve our customers. We were recognized in 2019 and 2020 as an honoree of The Civic 50, named by Points of Light as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. We invite all Louisianians to visit our website at or talk to us on social media.

Women Who Inspire Us
Social Media Graphics

March is Women's History Month - a time to celebrate the achievements of women.

Take a look at our graphics and share them on your social media using the #WomenWhoInspireUs hashtag. Virtual meeting and/or social channel backgrounds can be downloaded to use.