Lisa McKenzie is the Founder and Executive Producer of You Night Empowering Events, a program whose mission is to help women embrace life beyond cancer. Lisa's passion for exploring opportunities to empower women is what drives her daily ambitions. Lisa founded You Night in 2013 to bring together caring members of the community to love on and empower women and show them they are stronger than they might know. That is achieved through faith, a positive outlook, and the social support of the You Night sisterhood. To date – because of sponsorship support and donations to You Night’s non-profit (the We Lift You Up fund) -- You Night has gifted hundreds of local women with the You Night experience, resulting in a very active sisterhood of survivors in our community. In 2013, Lisa was a finalist in the “BIG IDEA” – for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. That same year she was a finalist in the Urban League’s “Women in Business Challenge” and a $10,000 grant winner for the Salesforce Challenge. In 2017, Lisa was awarded the InnovateHer Challenge winner for the state of Louisiana; You Night was named “Most Glamorous Event” by St. Charles Avenue Magazine, was named “Best Charity Event” by the Edge of the Lake Magazine reader poll, and was featured in a national Capital One commercial viewed by millions. In 2019, Lisa was honored as one of New Orlean's "Most Remarkable Women" in the national Nexstar Media Campaign. She was named one of New Orleans City Businesses "Women of the Year" in 2020, and in 2021 she was the winner of the Astella's Oncology International C3Prize competition. Lisa is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority, and many of the programs she implements in the You Night curriculum draw on the positive sisterhood and leadership aspects learned from being a Delta Gamma.