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Amy Landry

Program Manager, Women's Leadership Academy

Departments

  • Loyola City College
  • Professional and Continuing Studies

Bio

Originally from Texas, Landry earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Upon graduation, she worked for Walt Disney World theme parks and Disney Cruise Lines before returning to Texas to attend graduate school for a Masters of Science at Conrad Hilton College at the University of Houston. Landry was recruited in graduate school by Hilton to work in Human Resources where she gained the unique experience of creating a training culture for an entire world-wide brand, The Waldorf-Astoria resorts as well as opening the legendary hotel, The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans as the Training Manager. Landry worked for 10 years in Human Resources before starting her own successful consulting business. Landry gained a passion for working with women after experiencing firsthand the difficulty new mothers face when returning from parental leave. Landry began working with women as a coach and created a program called ‘Diapers to Desk,’ where she facilitated workshops and coaching at Touro Hospital, Shell Oil, and was invited to deliver training at the Pentagon for military parents. Landry also became an Equal Pay advocate and created training to help women advocate for themselves and negotiate salaries, which led her to speak on equal pay at the state legislature and multiple other city-wide events. Landry’s work in advocating for women led her to Loyola where she was selected to serve on the Advisory committee for the creation of the Women’s Leadership Academy.  Landry became the driving force behind this creation and ultimately the successful  execution for the Academy, which is now recruiting its fifth cohort.

Landry is actively involved in the community and rallies behind her passion for empowering others. Landry is a JLNO member and serves as Chair for the 2023 Get On Board, an event that helps individuals understand the importance of board leadership. Landry is a proud Girl Scout Troop Leader of 4 years and spends countless hours investing in her troop building confidence, and also invests in young girls as a Girls on the Run Coach. 

Landry is a charter member and Past-President of American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) Crescent City Connections Express Network in New Orleans. In 2018, Amy was awarded the league's local Woman of The Year and then awarded the prestigious honor of national recognition as an American Business Women Association Top Ten 2019 Business Woman. 

Landry is an alumni of the YLC Leadership Development Series, EPNO (Emerging Philanthropist of New Orleans), and NOLA Business Alliance Economic Ambassador program. Landry is a POW (Power of Women). Landry has been recognized as a New Orleans City Business Woman of the Year Class of 2018, Greater New Orleans (GNO) Inc. Millennial Award Winner in Business 2018, and Junior Achievement & City Business Empower Mentor for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.