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Christel Slaughter, Partner at SSA Consultants, 2015 Esprit de Femme Award Recipient

December 16, 2014

Baton Rouge, LA - The LSU Women’s Center will honor Women’s History month on Thursday, March 19, at its third annual Esprit de Femme Awards Sunrise Celebration, recognizing local women who have greatly impacted the lives of women in the state. This year’s awards ceremony will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge, beginning at 7:30 a.m. All proceeds will support the mission and goals of the Women’s Center.  

In 2015, the Esprit de Femme award will be presented to eight deserving recipients. The recipients are: Doris Carver, Kathi M. Gill, Racheal Hebert, Alejandra Juan, Louisiana Rep. Helena Moreno, Charlotte D. Placide, Christel C. Slaughter and Carroll W. Suggs. 

“We are excited about all of our honorees and look forward to the opportunity to recognize their phenomenal contributions at the third Annual Esprit de Femme Awards Sunrise Celebration,” said Summer Steib, LSU Women’s Center director. “These women have made lasting impacts on the lives of countless women in our state and blazed trails for other women. Our 2015 honorees represent diverse backgrounds and accomplishment—we have women who are leaders in our military, the business sector, nonprofits, academics and politics.”

Established in 2009, the Esprit de Femme award is an annual acknowledgement of a person who has made exceptional efforts toward the advancement of women. This award honors individuals who elevate the status of women in the community through their contributions to the arts, education, healthcare, business and industry, charity and civic engagement.

Co-owner of SSA Consultants, Slaughter joined the nationally recognized consulting firm in 1983 after receiving her doctorate from LSU’s E.J. Ourso College of Business and serving as faculty for seven years. She has been instrumental in guiding organizational change and strategy development for hundreds of organizations and currently serves on the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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