Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome to pen Louisiana Leading Ladies 2022

Coffee-table style book that exposes children to Positive Role Models

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, LA.— Leaders Publications and the Baton Rouge Weekly Press is proud to announce Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as the foreword writer for its inaugural edition of Louisiana.


Mayor Broome is the first female Mayor-President of the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. She previously served as a Baton Rouge Metro City Council Member, a Louisiana State Representative, and a Louisiana State Senator.

While serving in the legislature, Broome became the first woman to hold the leadership positions of Speaker Pro Tempore in the House and President Pro Tempore in the Senate.


Mayor Broome has been recognized for her service and leadership by several organizations. She was selected for the inaugural class of the Bloomberg-Harvard City Leadership Initiative. Mayor Broome was recently appointed co-chair for the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative and served on the advisory board for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.


She has been recognized for her service and dedication to Baton Rouge. Mayor Broome was recognized by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the American Heart Association, Every Child Matters, and the National Congress of Black Women.


“I am pleased and honored to be included in the inaugural edition of Louisiana Leading Ladies,” said Broome. “It gives me great satisfaction to work with a publication that truly values and recognizes the positive achievements of African Americans who are making outstanding contributions to the community they serve.”


“We are extremely privileged to have the support of Mayor Broome,” says Ivory D. Payne, CEO and Publisher of Leaders Publications and the Baton Rouge Weekly Press newspaper. Her impressive career and commitment to her city and community make her the perfect role model to the youth of the Baton Rouge area and an honored addition in the publishing of Louisiana Leading Ladies.”


About Leaders Publication

Leaders Publications celebrates and highlights the accomplishments of African Americans through its brand of Leaders in Black publications and significant events. Leaders Publications is a subsidiary of Global Impact Media, a leading source of African American-related news and information.

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