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New Orleans Magazine Announces Top Female Achievers of 2021

METAIRIE — Each year, New Orleans Magazine features women who are making a difference across the community. The past year has provided many challenges, but each of the 11 Female Achievers we spotlight here have handled the challenges. They’ve put their time and talents into field as diverse as hospitality, design, non-profit work, business and beyond. 

New Orleans is blessed with many worthy candidates. Finding them is the easy part. What’s hard is narrowing the list each year. Still, we are thrilled to honor 11 wonderful women in 2021 and we look forward to spotlighting others in the years to come.


Sarah Manowitz – Crescent City Meal Assistance Program
Liz Broekman – AVP, Fidelity Bank, Director of P.O.W.E.R.
Voris Vigee – CEO, Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana
Nina Compton – Compére Lapin, Bywater American Bistro
Margie Tillman Ayres – Artist and Designer
Chimene Grant Saloy – VP, Community Affairs Audubon Nature Institute
Cordelia Heaney – Director, Market Umbrella-operator of Crescent City Farmers Markets
Nellie Catzen – Executive Director, Committee for a Better New Orleans
Desiree Ontiveros – Owner, Badass Balloon Co., 2021 Congressional Candidate
Syrita Steib – Operation Restoration
Courtney Bryan – Creative Partner, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

See the full story and profile of each honoree here –


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