Black History Month

Mahalia Jackson – Feb. 1st  Mahalia Jackson was one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century.  A contralto gospel singer with a 40-year career, she was integral to the spread of gospel blues in Black Churches in the U.S. and ushered in the Golden Age of Gospel. Born in New Orleans, she was… Read More

Stopping Traffic

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

6:00-7:00pm, JLNO Headquarters

JLNO presents “Stopping Traffic” Talk Wednesday, Dec. 15, 6 – 7 p.m. The community is invited to join Junior League of New Orleans in watching and discussing, “Stopping Traffic,” an inspiring documentary featuring heroes of the anti-sex-trafficking movement and bringing light to their efforts to raise awareness and provide solutions. Registrants should watch the film… Read More

Kemberley Washington

Kemberley “Kemcents” Washington, CPA is the co-founder of Washington CPA Services, LLC and the B.A.D.G.E.® plan.  She is an author, educator and personal finance news contributor.  She has authored The Ten Commandments to a Financial Healing, Are you wearing the B.A.D.G.E.? Financial Planner, 21 Days of Powerful Breakthroughs and a host of other books.  Excerpts… Read More

Lacy McManus

Lacy McManus is Program Manager for Employer Lead at Amazon Web Services. Previously, she served as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Greater New Orleans, Inc.—the economic development alliance for the ten parish Greater New Orleans region—Lacy is responsible for relationships and coordination between business environment and business development activities, positioning the organization’s workforce,… Read More

Amy Boyle Collins

Amy Boyle Collins is an accomplished communications expert with deep roots in the Gulf South region. Amy leads a multi-talented team at Gambel Communications to provide best practice integrated marketing  and public relations services to clients across a myriad of industries.  Amy graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication … Read More

April Scott

April Scott is the Organizational Health and Diversity Manager at Entergy, headquartered in New Orleans, LA.  In that capacity, April manages an annual employee engagement survey that measures organizational health and culture of Entergy. She also works with company leaders to improve and deploy Entergy’s diversity strategy.  During her 12-year tenure at Entergy, April also… Read More

Jessie Schott Haynes

Jessie Schott Haynes is the Managing Director of The Helis Foundation, a Louisiana private family foundation, which primarily makes grants to sustain operations, to provide free admission to, and to acquire significant art works on behalf of major institutions within the Metropolitan New Orleans area.  She is responsible for ensuring that the Helis Family’s commitment to… Read More

Meg Adams

Meg is the Director of Environmental Stewardship for New Orleans City Park. She has been at the Park since 2007, when she joined the efforts to rebuild the Park in the aftermath of catastrophic Katrina flooding. While rebuilding the damaged areas, and managing the construction of new facilities, she started the Green Team and has… Read More

Shellond Chester

Shellond Chester, with over 27 years of experience in higher education administration,  currently serves as the Assistant Provost and Chief Operating Officer of Academic Affairs at Xavier University of Louisiana.   At Xavier, she is responsible for the operations and budgets of all units within Academic Affairs. Prior to joining Xavier, Shellond held the position… Read More