Esprit de Femme Award

The LSU Women’s Center Esprit de Femme Award is an annual acknowledgement of a person who has made exceptional efforts towards the advancement of women. We seek to honor individuals that strive to enrich the lives of women in hope that others will follow their example. This award honors an individual who makes exceptional efforts to assuage the struggles of women in our community, state, and culture.  


The qualifications for this accolade include (but are by no means limited to):

  • elevating the status of women and improving policies that affect women in the state of Louisiana;
  • participating in the mentoring and betterment of women; generating and disseminating knowledge concerning women’s health through  research, teaching, and public presentations;
  • significantly contributing to the arts, business and industry, as well as charity and civic engagement that focuses on the needs of women;
  • advocating for the upward mobility of women in our society.