Founder and CEO of Sunny Slaughter Consulting, LLC, and featured in Women Leadership Magazine USA as one of DC's top 25 Women Business Leaders in 2020. She is a TEDx Alum, Master-Connector, Vulnerability Expert, Federal Law Enforcement Instructor, DEI Consultant, and noted Global Human Trafficking Expert.
Sunny brings over 35 years of executive consultancy, racial equity, tactical guidance, strategic thinking, policy compliance, human resource, safety preparedness, and crisis management expertise to a diverse cross-section of professionals in public and privates sections.
As a DEI Expert, Sunny facilitates "Uncomfortable Conversations" to address institutional racism, racial equity, hate and biases, racism, microaggressions, and more. Through facilitation, she focuses on the impact of Culture. Race. Inclusion. Equity. Diversity. (CRIED), and how intentional Exclusion playout in societal norms, corporate, business, and organizational spaces.
As a Vulnerability Expert, Sunny is a highly skilled and qualified thought-leader identifying risk, mitigation strategies, and response plans. She offers her perspective on the intersecting complexities of community policing, police culture, crime, criminality, and oppressive systems. She is committed to uplifting and empowering women and particularly Black Women and Women of Color, through her substantive work on intersectional violence against women and girls, gender bias, and gender pay and gender justice.
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 a global expert on human trafficking and exploitation, Sunny has been a contributor to policy, research, initiatives, programs, and services. She has worked with victims and survivors of human trafficking, families of missing, and sometimes murdered children of color. She is committed to bringing attention and recognition to Blacks and other people of color 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, which garnered a $6-million settlement for a missing and trafficked child. 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 Advance team, Secret Service, and members of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Sunny also drafted 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 credentials from the Dept. of Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. She completed the Domestic Violence Instructor Program, Drug Taskforce Supervisory Training Program, and Hate & Bias Crimes course, for sworn law enforcement only. She is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association with exclusive membership for those qualified to provide training and not merely wearing a badge.
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."