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2023 Christian Women of Distinction Honorees
MINISTRY / SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT
Women Praying For Women – Founded in 2001 to strengthen wives and mothers through prayer
Founders: Sharon Weston Broome, Martha Elkins, Katherine Spaht
Committee Members: Sally Koch, Norma Robinson, Becky Hall, Tanya Giroir, Donna Passman, Lisa Burton Simpkins, Terry Head
Lisa Townsend – Intercessors for America State Prayer Leader
INTERNATIONAL MISSION WORK
Kathy Aaron – Vice President, Director of Medical Missions for Judah1 Aviation Ministry
Becky Miller – Founder & Director of Imagine Acts Ministry (IAM) serving the nation of Uganda
Joyce Burges – CEO/Co-Founder of National Black Home Educators & City of Baker School Representative
Alkinee Jackson – Community Specialist, Advocate & Mentor
Leslie Ellison – Community Leader who serves on the Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee
MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
Emily Chenevert – Line Producer, Production Manager & Consultant to non-profits and churches
FAMILY LIFE & COMMUNITY SERVICE
Clelie Carpenter – Prayer Warrior, Advocate & Coordinator of Baton Rouge Right to Life
Jennifer Maggio – Author, Speaker and CEO of The Life of A Single Mom Sharon Green – Head of Youth with A Mission Vision that provides refuge for women in crisis
Barbara Thomas & Talisha Thomas – Oversee the Women’s Help Center Tara Wicker – Church & Community Leader, State Director of Louisiana Black Advocates for Life
Jessica Lewis – Program Director of the Chrisitan Outreach Center
NOW GENERATION LEADER
Jy’Asia Sims – Founder/ President of Parenthood Empowerment & Exec Asst in Office on Women’s Policy
Erion Davison – Author, Speaker & 29:11 Director of Student Leadership, a non-profit that uplifts youth
We honor Christian Women of Distinction that seek faith-based solutions to modern day challenges. …for such a time as this.
Though seldom seen or thanked, we seek to identify those women throughout our great State that are a strong and steady voice for good that help families thrive, organizations flourish, and communities connect.
We are a State Chapter of She Leads America, a dynamic and diverse organization representing hundreds of accomplished Christian women leaders who pray together, and collaborate to share resources, divine strategies, relationships, and opportunities to serve the Lord with excellence and with honor.
To God be all the glory!
Sharon Weston Broome
2022 She Leads America Christian Woman of Distinction
A former Metro City Council Member, State Representative, and State Senator, Sharon Weston Broome is the first female to serve as the Mayor-President of the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish.
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We ask you to submit Christian women worthy of honor from the following sectors:
Social Action & Community Service
Education (All Ages/Stages/Types)
Health & Wellness (Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Scientists, Nutritionists, Fitness Coaches)
Business (Small Business & Corporate)
Government, Law, Military & First Responders
Family Life & Welfare (Pro-Life, Family, Youth Work, Counseling)
Media, Sports, Art, Literature & Entertainment