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.

2019 Honorees

2018 Honorees

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

2017 Honorees

Alice Pendleton, Ph.D.

Alice Pendleton, Ph.D.

Bishop, Fmr. NASA Researcher & CEO

Kim Rugon

Kim Rugon

VP of Workforce Development, Goodwill Industries of Southeastern LA

Arlene Culpepper

Arlene Culpepper

CEO, MIKODreamz Ventures, LLC

Sandra Pate

Sandra Pate

First Lady of Church Point Ministries

Lori Ann Bell

Lori Ann Bell

Mayor of Clinton, Louisiana

Renee Lapeyrolerie

Renee Lapeyrolerie

Former Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party

Dale N. Atkins

Dale N. Atkins

The Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans

Nell Calloway

Nell Calloway

Museum Director at Chennault Aviation & Military Museum

Karen Carter Peterson

Karen Carter Peterson

Louisiana State Senator

Sharon Weston Broome

Sharon Weston Broome

Mayor-President of Baton Rouge

Dianne Andrews

Dianne Andrews

Radio Host & Television Personality

Donna Edwards

Donna Edwards

First Lady of Louisiana

Joy Owens

Joy Owens

Jazz Musician

Carol Bidault de l’Isle

Carol Bidault de l’Isle

Television & Film Producer

Roschell Santee

Roschell Santee

Volunteer & Caretaker

Dee Scallan

Dee Scallan

Author, Storyteller, Performer & Educator

Chef Leah Chase

Chef Leah Chase

Chef, "Queen of Creole Cuisine"

2016 Honorees

Felicia Jenkins

Felicia Jenkins

Community Advocate

Mildred Spurlock

Mildred Spurlock

Community Advocate

Carolyn Williams

Carolyn Williams

Community Advocate

Tonya P. Mabry

Tonya P. Mabry

Louisiana Justice of the Peace

Lynn Farris

Lynn Farris

Child Welfare Consultant

Sarah Holliday-James

Sarah Holliday-James

Community Activist

ANISHA MORRELL-CHARLES

ANISHA MORRELL-CHARLES

Communications Consultant, TV Personality, and University Lecturer

CHESLEY HEYMSFIELD

CHESLEY HEYMSFIELD

Executive Producer

KATHLEEN BLANCO

KATHLEEN BLANCO

Former LA Governor

REGINA BARROW

REGINA BARROW

Louisiana State Senator

AGNES SMITH ANDREWS

AGNES SMITH ANDREWS

Allstate Insurance Agency Owner

MONICA PIERRE

MONICA PIERRE

Journalist, Author, Speaker & Entreprenuer

JULIE M. NESBITT

JULIE M. NESBITT

President & CEO of Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network

C. DENISE MARCELLE

C. DENISE MARCELLE

LA State Representative

MALAIKA FAVORITE

MALAIKA FAVORITE

Artist, Author & Poet

LISA ARNOLD

LISA ARNOLD

Director, Producer & Writer