Honoring Legends and Inspiring the Future

Mayor Sharon Weston-Broome will award and highlight women in East Baton Rouge Parish who have made outstanding achievement in their respective fields and who have demonstrated and sustained excellence, accomplishments, and creativity through community and/or work-related involvement associated with the three award categories: Women of Peace, Women of Prosperity and Women of Progress.

Winners will be honored at the “Honoring Legends and Inspiring Future” Awards Luncheon on April 7, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Please nominate a woman who you feel is making a difference in our communities and deserves to be spotlighted for her accomplishments and contributions.


Awards will be presented to women who represent diverse backgrounds, ages, occupations, and passions.

The nominee must: 

  • Live and work (individuals) or operate (businesses and organizations) within East Baton Rouge Parish.
  • Satisfy each of the nomination criteria for their award category.
  • Be willing to be interviewed by media representatives and photographed for the program and media releases/promotion.
  • Submit a professional photo of the nominee and/or organization logo/company for the Award Luncheon.
  • Consent to the nomination and the publication of her name, photo and information.
  • Attend the “Honoring Legends and Inspiring Future” Awards photo shoot.
  • Be available to attend the “Honoring Legends and Inspiring Future” Luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020, to accept the award.

The nominee must demonstrate:

  • Excellence, accomplishment, and creativity above and beyond the expectations of her position
  • The ability to inspire other women to achieve their own goals
  • Qualities of leadership, integrity, dedication, and teamwork
  • Commitment to improving the quality of life in EBR Parish


All nominations must be completed online within the nomination form. Online applications must be submitted by a final deadline of Friday, March 27, 2020 by 5 p.m.

No extensions will be granted beyond this time.


  1. Woman of Prosperity
  2. woman of peace
  3. woman of progress

Woman of Prosperity award

A Woman of Prosperity supports others. This Award spotlights the region’s most influential women in business and economic empowerment. We are seeking women from every industry and profession (corporate and nonprofit), women who have made a difference in their communities, blazed a trail for the rest of us and are leaving a mark on Baton Rouge business. A Woman of Prosperity has achieved outstanding success in her field by:

  1. Being a role model in best workplace practices by implementing an innovative initiative exclusively for employees.
  2. Demonstrating leadership at any level within her organization.
  3. Contributing to the professional lives of EBR women.
  4. Being progressive and responsive to employee needs, including work-life balance.
  5. Supporting the advancement and success of women.
  6. Fostering professional development and mentorship (Cite examples of sponsorship vs. mentoring).
  7. Supporting employee volunteerism and community initiatives.


The Nominations Committee reviews all submissions for completeness, eligibility and ensures that each nomination fulfills ALL of the nomination criteria. Please note not every nomination submission may be accepted. All accepted nominations will be forwarded to an independent Judging Panel. 

The Nominations Committee and Judging Panel reserve the right to withhold an award in any category.

For questions or concerns, contact 225-389-3100.