Monday’s Madame is a new column on MadameNoire that highlights inspirational women who are doing great things in black communities around the world. If you would like to submit an inspirational woman for consideration, please send her name, age, location, photo, and a blurb about the work she’s doing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today’s Madame: Leola Gaul
Location: Angleton, Texas
Why she inspires us: Leola Gaul is the founder of Daddy’s Girls Ministries, an organization that empowers women who have been raised in fatherless homes and brings them to the realization that God is their father. Leola lost her own father at the age of 5, and this coming November will be the 30th anniversary of her father’s death. After struggling for more than 20 years with feelings of unworthiness and believing she was unfit for the good things in life, Leola began to build a relationship with God, and through his word, discover the love he had for her. In 2010, she founded Daddy’s Girls Ministries and now holds annual empowerment conferences for women who are struggling with some of the same daddyless issues she was. Leola is also working with a local school district to implement an after school program for children who are raised in single parent homes.
Follower her: Twitter – @leolag