Esprit de Femme Sunrise Celebration

The LSU Women’s Center is proud to announce the inaugural Esprit de Femme Awards Sunrise Celebration.  Established in 2009, the Esprit de Femme Awards, meaning “Spirit of Women,” are an annual acknowledgement of people who have made exceptional efforts toward the advancement of women in Louisiana.  This award honors individuals who elevate the status of women in our community through their contributions to the arts, education, healthcare, business and industry, charity and civic engagement. 


The Esprit de Femme Awards Sunrise Celebration will honor eight women and one man who have positively impacted thousands of women in Louisiana and beyond.  


Proceeds from this event will allow the LSU Women’s Center to create an inviting space for all LSU community members, particularly women. Additional proceeds from the Celebration will provide sustained financial support for programming and initiatives paramount to the Center’s mission of advocacy and advancement for women’s and gender equity issues.  Examples of signature programs and initiatives include the annual Take Back the Night Candlelight Vigil and March, Women’s History Month programming, and the Healthy Masculinity Initiative.


By providing a sponsorship, purchasing a table, attending the event, or providing a donation in honor of one of the Esprit de Femme Award recipients, you will be supporting the LSU Women’s Center in its mission to be an integral and vital part of the LSU community and Capital City region.  For more information, please contact Summer Steib, Director, LSU Women’s Center, at (225) 578-7563 or