Our Mission

In honor of National Woman’s Month, Follow Dreams Productions and PI 3.14 Inc./LaRue Esplanade Guesthouse New Orleans host an annual A Celebration of Women event for women of all walks of life.  It is a gathering of minds in regard to life, equality, and career.  The mission of this event is to build on the successes and accomplishments of women all over the world; it is our desire to draw attention to the many roles that women play in our society and the tremendous impact they have on families, businesses, communities and the overall well-being of mankind.  A Celebration of Women focuses on the strong resilience of women of all races and backgrounds. We debate and discuss the core issues that we face and bring together women who have thrived in their respective businesses, careers, and everyday life.

With the abundance of opportunities available today, even modest ones, women have been able to stand strong, lift their families out of poverty, start businesses, escape violent situations, enhance their knowledge and expertise, and better care for themselves and their families. The impact of women is felt far beyond what is present to the naked eye.

We have emerged as leaders and catalysts for change in our communities, workplace, government, and this event is a way to unite our voices by truly encouraging, embracing, linking, and uplifting each other. But more than anything; we want to teach our children the importance of giving back by bring awareness to charitable causes and caring for others.

The mission of A Celebration of Women will always be to showcase and honor women for their achievement and accomplishments, but more than anything, to share our experiences and visions for a better society for all women and children.

Our 2018 Honorees

We are proud to celebrate and honor women for their achievement and accomplishments, but more than anything, to share our experiences and visions for a better society for all women and children.

Patricia Haynes Smith

Patricia Haynes Smith

Louisiana State Representative

Gwendolyn Woods Miller

Gwendolyn Woods Miller

Former Supervisor of the EBR Parish School System Nursing Department

Katherine Michele Sanders

Katherine Michele Sanders

Scientist & STEM Specialist

Victoria Greene

Victoria Greene

Filmmaker & Producer

Donna Britt

Donna Britt

News Anchor, WAFB

Renee Chatelain

Renee Chatelain

Former Executive Director, The Manship Theater

Dianne Alexander

Dianne Alexander

Author of Divine Justice: The Dianne Alexander Story

Earl Dean Joseph

Earl Dean Joseph

Former Nurse, Baton Rouge General Hospital

Lusinda Warren

Lusinda Warren

1st Black Deacon, Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church

Anna Catherine Jackson

Anna Catherine Jackson

Former Nurse, Baton Rouge General Hospital Mid-City

Jeanine Leonard

Jeanine Leonard

Instructional Specialist, Ryan Elementary School

Gloria Dureseau Crayton

Gloria Dureseau Crayton

Woman's Auxiliary President, Greater Louisiana Baptist Convention

Rev. Robin McCullough-Bade

Rev. Robin McCullough-Bade

Executive Director, Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge

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