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Presenting our Hall of Fame Nominees 2017
Senator Mary Landrieu, Washington, DC
Past State Representative Karen St. Germain, Plaquemine
U.S. Marshall Genny May, Baton Rouge and New Orleans
Lafourche Parish Council Vice Chair Luci Sposito
Louisiana State WIN Coordinator for NAACP Eva Shanklin (President Emeritus, Lafourche Chapter)
Kim Sport, Former Executive Counsel to the Chief Justice
Marguerite Knight, Morgan Stanley, Thibodaux
Yvonne LaFleur, Yvonne LaFleur’s, New Orleans
Leadership Council Activist
Elaine Musso, Mandeville
Men Who Support Women
Thibodaux Council President Lloyd “Chip” Badeaux
Dr. Raja Talluri, Lafourche and Terrebonne
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; Alex Arceneaux, Chief of Staff, Nicholls State University; 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.