Sunny Slaughter is the CEO and Managing Principal of Sunny Slaughter Consulting, LLC, a minority woman-owned executive consultancy business inside the beltway of D.C. The firm has offered a boutique of integrated professional services, support, and advocacy to voluntary, public, and private sector clients since 2007.
Sunny is an executive business consultant with over 35 years of experience and exposure building tables, transforming rooms, and creating spaces for women. Intentionally centering Black women and other women of color to ensure diverse faces, experiences, and voices become decision-makers in business, the boardroom, and the community. As a vulnerability strategist, she leads conversations around culture, race, inclusion, equity, diversity, and justice through her signature framework, CRIED. She provides her perspective and insight on policies, strategies, and effective communication plans to reduce risk, respond to threats and execute preparedness practices that focus on safety, prevention, intervention, and community engagement.
Sunny has worked as a law enforcement instructor and training coordinator for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, completing numerous courses. She has trained over 15,000 law enforcement officers and professionals across diverse disciplines while leveraging her unique and diverse skill set as a consultant and investigator in complex litigation cases. Sunny has consulted and wrote expert reports on human trafficking, child pornography, law enforcement training and practices, cybersecurity threats, and sexual violence. Sunny has served in several national and regional key leadership roles and used her skills as a policy and public health expert to lead national policy initiatives and discussions on the Opioid Crisis, violence as a public health issue, criminal justice reform, violence against women, mass incarceration, and more.
Sunny has received global and national recognition for her work and is the 2020 Community Service Award recipient from the American Public Health Association, Black Caucus of Health Workers. She is a 2020 Women’s Media Center (WMC) alumni of Progressive Women’s Voices Leadership. She was featured in the 2021 Women Leadership Magazine USA as one of the top 104 Women Business Leaders in D.C. and 2020 Women Leadership Magazine USA as one of the top 25 Women Business Leaders in D.C. The Obama Administration recognized her for her efforts in human trafficking. Her work was also included in the Presidential Daily Briefing of President Obama; As a TEDx Speaker, Sunny’s talk titled “What are you really willing to do for others,” a question Harry Belafonte asked her, reveals her personal story of being married to a child predator. Sunny received the Power Belle Bold Hat Award presented by Harry Belafonte for her human trafficking and exploitation work.
Sunny attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the University of California at San Bernadino and Southern Poverty Law Center, Princeton University, and is a fellow of the Morehouse School of Medicine, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Community Health Leadership Program.
She is the mother of two daughters, two sons, and a granddaughter, Faith.