Build Like a Woman

Habitat for Humanity International began a program called Women Build in 1991 as a way for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities. In 2017, the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity held its first Women Build.

Three homes have been built so far, by women and for women, who work in teams to raise money and awareness of the program in a teambuilding exercise that results in the changing of at least one life forever.

Shown here is Lane Sistrunk, part of a team of volunteers from Renaissance Publishing (the parent company of Biz New Orleans magazine) that participated in this past spring’s Women Build. This year’s build was supported by more than 130 businesses and 600 volunteers.

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To learn more about the spring 2019 build, contact Marguerite Oestreicher at (504) 861-2077 or


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