2016 Girls Leadership Academy
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Co-founder of The Malala Fund
Time magazine “30 Under 30 World Changer”
Malala Yousafzai was born in 1997 in Pakistan, where, as a child, she advocated for girls’ education — advocacy that led to a death threat from the Taliban. In 2012, a gunman shot Malala in the head as she was coming home from school. She survived the shooting and endured multiple surgeries before returning to school and continuing her advocacy for education. In 2014, Malala became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
25th Anniversary Hall of Fame Success!
Four-time Emmy Award® nominee, CCH Pounder, headlined our Hall of Fame Luncheon, as we celebrated the 25th Birthday of the Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business.
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015
Nicholls State University
Preceding the luncheon,
Louisiana Women Leaders Business Conference
Saturday, Nov. 21, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Leadership Guru Sam Bacharach
Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco
Leadership Guru Sam Bacharach
Dr. Sam Bacharach, the best-selling author of “Get Them On Your Side,” and “Keep Them On Your Side,” and “The Agenda Mover,” led a session on the political skills necessary to move agendas for change and innovation. Bacharach is co-founder of the Bacharach Leadership Group (BLG) and also the McKelvey-Grant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Cornell University.
Served as Louisiana’s first woman governor (2004 – 2008) through one of the state’s toughest times, as hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck Louisiana within a month of each other in 2005. Governor Blanco served as the Business Conference emcee and discussed leadership principles with Bacharach.
Hall of Fame Luncheon
Saturday, Nov. 21, noon – 2 p.m.
CCH Pounder of “NCIS: New Orleans”
Hall of Fame Honorees (click here to view the honorees)
The 25th year celebration continued with the induction of several of Louisiana’s most accomplished women into the Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business’ Hall of Fame. The women were recognized for their exemplary work in several fields, including Media, Public Service, Business, and Entrepreneurship. In addition, The Center recognized its 2015 Outstanding Activists and its 2015 Men Who Support Strong Women!
RECOGNIZING THE CENTER
Special thanks to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Thibodaux Mayor Tommy Eschete for recognizing The Center’s 25 years of service to Louisiana. Both mayors generously hosted members of our Advisory Board in September and issued proclamations honoring The Center’s accomplishments since its creation in 1990.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu presents his Certificate of Appreciation to Dr. Laura Badeaux, Executive Director of the Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business (LCWGB), on Sept. 2 at a meeting in the Mayor’s Office. Joining in the presentation are LCWGB Advisory Board members (left to right) Sharon Marchand, Nadia AlHashimi, Kathleen Mix, Carol Short, Donnell Zeringue, Danielle Leger, Anna Tusa, Laurie Brown, Renee Carrere, Board President Sandra Herman, Nicole Ferrier, Martha Ellard, Demetric Mercadel, Dedria Givens-Carroll, Marsha Jabour, and Simone Bruni Crouere.
Thibodaux Mayor Tommy Eschete presents his “Women Leaders Week” proclamation to Dr. Laura Badeaux, Executive Director of the Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business (LCWGB), on Sept. 15 in the Thibodaux City Council chambers. Attending the ceremony were (left to right) Rusty Jabour, Communications Adviser for the LCWGB; Donnell Zeringue, LCWGB Outstanding Activist and Advisory Board Member; Brandie Toups, LCWGB Outstanding Activist and Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy Chair; Major Renee Brinkley, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office and LCWGB 25th Anniversary Co-Chair; Dr. Raja Talluri, LCWGB 25th Anniversary Patron Party Host; Dr. Bruce Murphy, President, Nicholls State University; Dr. Badeaux; Mayor Eschete; Lloyd “Chip” Badeaux, President, Thibodaux City Council; Debi Benoit, LCWGB Advisory Board Member and Director of Research and Sponsored Programs at Nicholls; Nick Hebert, LCWGB 25th Anniversary Patron Party, Co-Chair; Dawn Chadwick, LCWGB Advisory Board Member; and Nadia AlHashimi, LCWGB Advisory Board Member.
The Center is actively engaged in statewide leadership programming, including two signature events: the Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy, and the Louisiana Women’s Hall of Fame / Business Conference. The Center also has been known for its National Women’s Leadership Summit on Small Business Entrepreneurship, and the Non-Partisan Campaign Institute.