Sunnetta "Sunny" Slaughter is the CEO and founder of Sunny Slaughter Consulting, LLC. She was featured in Women Leadership Magazine USA as one of DC's top 25 Women Business Leaders in 2020, is a TEDx Speaker, Master-Connector, and noted Global Human Trafficking Expert.
As a Vulnerability Expert, Sunny identifies risk, vulnerability, develops mitigation strategies and response plans. She brings over 35 years of executive consultancy, tactical guidance, strategic thinking, policy compliance, safety preparedness, and crisis management expertise to a cross-section of professionals in government, corporate, business, organization, institution, agency, and community.
Sunny is a highly skilled and qualified thought-leader offering her perspective on the intersecting complexities of vulnerability, crime, criminality, oppressive systems, and policy. She has committed her life and efforts to uplifting and empowering women through her substantive work on intersectional violence against women and girls, gender bias, and addressing the impact Culture. Race. Inclusion. Equity. Diversity. (CRIED), and intentional Exclusion play in societal norms and practices within corporate, college, and community culture.
Sunny's expertise has been beneficial in providing insight into the development, and implementation of policies, protocols, and strategies on compliance, assessing vulnerability, reducing risk, and responding to threats. She has been responsible for crisis coordination and communication of multi-jurisdictional operations, for the execution of agency preparedness and initiatives with a focus on safety prevention and intervention.
As global expert on human trafficking and exploitation, Sunny Slaughter has been a contributor to policy, research, initiatives, programs, and services. She has worked with victims and survivors of human trafficking and families of missing and sometimes murdered children of color. She is committed to bringing attention and recognition to minorities who are the victims of crime and often ignored by law enforcement and the media.
Sunny has written state legislation, national policy, and Opined an Expert Witness Report, in a child trafficking case, which garnered a $6-million settlement for the victim. She has led national policy discussions on violence as a public health issue, criminal justice reform, violence against women, and mass incarceration. Sunny drafted a report on the State of Health of Alabama which was used by the 19th US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, and made it into the Daily Briefing of the 44th US President, Barack Obama.
In March 2016, Sunny led the advanced coordination for a site visit by the US Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, on behalf of her Birmingham, AL-based client, The Dannon Project, working with the SOTH's staff, Secret Service, and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. She also wrote the after-visit press release, which was approved by SOTH's office and released nationally. Sunny has served as an Alabama Commissioner for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference which released a report titled "Bearing Witness: A Nation in Chains."
Sunny is a federally certified law enforcement instructor and consultant with the Dept. of Homeland Security, FLETC. She completed the Domestic Violence Instructor Program, Drug Taskforce Supervisory Training Program, and Hate & Bias Crimes course, developed by Southern Poverty Law Center, both for sworn law enforcement only.
Sunny has been the benefactor of institutional education, certification, mentorship, training, and years of hands-on experience. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of California at San Bernandino, and a fellow of the Morehouse School of Medicine, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Community Health Leadership Program. Sunny continues to be a lifelong learner, researcher, and student. She is the mother of two daughters, two sons and a granddaughter, Faith.
Sunny has worked as a subject matter expert with news anchors and journalists, developing background information for investigative reports and news stories.
Sunny is a TEDx Speaker and on-camera Crime and Policy Analyst for media outlets, including; ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN/HLN After Dark, and Trinity Broadcast Network.
For media, inquiries - Sunny may be reached through this website or via the SheSource-Women's Media Center directory.
As a young girl, Sunnetta (her birth name) was called bossy, but she got things done. She was called feisty, but she was never afraid to stand up for herself and others. She experienced racism and knew there would be more to come. When pushed, she remembered the words of her mother..."You can do anything, but don't ever run from anyone, take a stand and fight, even if you don't win, at least they will know you've been there!" Those words are etched forever into her spirit.
Sunny has a lot of "first" in her life, including being the youngest African American to receive the NJ Public Service Award for saving two small children thrown from a car when she was 16 years old. At the same time, she was the youngest and first African American woman, working full-time as the second Administrative Assistant to the Director of the NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement. She held a dual role serving as an assistant to the Public Information Officer of NJ Attorney General, Cary Edwards. The personal and professional guidance she received from her colleagues would benefit her throughout her entire career.
Sunny became the youngest Federal Women's Program Coordinator for the United States Navy, NEXCEN, Norfolk, VA, serving at the direction of a US Naval Captain. She was responsible for the oversight and investigation of EEO and sexual harassment complaints while coordinating collaborative partnerships between the military and community throughout the Tidewater Area. Sunny served a dual role in the Contracts and Acquisitions Department where she received the Superior Accomplishments and Recognition Award (SARA) for a cost savings of more than 1 million dollars. All of these accomplishments occurred before she turned 22.
Sunny can be AGGRESSIVE when necessary; many have called her that more than once, but she is just as comfortable walking through the front door alone or coming through the back door when positioned. Her focus is on ensuring "TRUTH and BOLDNESS has seat and voice at the table, and she recognizes that someone must go first so that others can go further.
Sunnetta "Sunny" Slaughter has been tried, tested, transformed, and continuously underestimated, but always SHE RISES like the Phoenix.
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I've been recognized by the White House Obama Administration as a "Changemaker," and I've written a report on the State of Health included in the Presidential daily briefing of the 44th President of the United States of America. I was "in the room."