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Let's tell her story

“She is
motivated. She is motivating . She is deserving of recognition. She is many things, and her story should be told."

- Laura Sullivan Ethridge, Hancock Whitney, Chief Marketing Officer 

The stories of accomplished women in our communities are many - and amazing! We'd like to hear them. Please nominate a woman who is inspiring, growing and uplifting our communities through their dedication and service.

We'll shine a spotlight on the selected stories.

Featured stories will be told and shared via the Hancock Whitney website and social media channels and on NOLA.com.


Nominations can be made for one of four categories: 
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Women Driving Local Business

Women business owners and entrepreneurs who work hard to grow and support local communities.

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Women Leading Communities

Women in leadership positions who mentor others and inspire change through their dedication and service.

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Women in Service

Military, first responders and others in service, on the front lines of our community.

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Women at Hancock Whitney

Women associates at Hancock Whitney who embody the company's core values in their service and volunteerism.

If your nominee agrees to share your story, you’ll be asked to provide Hancock Whitney permission to capture and use this content for promotional purposes, in various mediums like digital/internet advertising and printed material.

Hancock Whitney will collect emails from nominators and nominees (collective "you"). You will have an opportunity to opt - out of receiving marketing communications from us. If you do not opt-out, you agree to receive future communications regarding services, incentives, offers, promotions, or other messaging related to our services and products.

Inspiring She Is Video Stories.

Watch and share these stories of driven women who inspire us with their actions, courage, and dedication. 

She Is... A Mentor

Kim Boyle Pays It Forward to Her Profession, Community and Family.

Read more about her story.

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Meet More Women of Distinction

Avery Grundmeyer

Owner - Just Eat Me Sweets 

Category: Women in Business 


Belinda Harvey 

Owner - Impact Cheer 

Category: Women in Business 


Brandy Spencer-Byrd

Chief Human Resources Officer - Second Harvest Food Bank 

Category: Women of Service


Christy Pickering 


Category: Women of Hancock Whitney 


Dana Territo 

Author - Director of Services from Alzheimer's Services/ Charlie's Place

Category: Women of Service 


Danica Ansardi 

Owner - The Ansardi Group 

Category: Women in Leadership 


Debbie Broussard 

Teacher - Brother Martin High School

Category: Women of Service 


Donna Paramore

Executive Director - Travelers Aid Society 

Category: Women in Leadership


Falicia Coleman 

Owner and Director - All About Kids

Category: Women in Business 


Gina Womack 

Executive Director - Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children 

Category: Women in Leadership


Grace McIntosh

Executive Director - Ronald McDonald House 

Category: Women in Leadership


Janeicia Neely

Executive Director - The 18th Ward

Category: Women in Leadership


Dr. Jarrett Johnson 

Physician - Primary Eye Care

Category: Women in Business


Jasmine Spear 

Leader of Redefine Mentorship 

Category: Women of Service 


Jennifer Roberts

CEO - Agenda for Children, Louisiana 

Category: Women of Service


Jessica Jones-Langford 

CEO - Jessica Jones Accounting Services 

Category: Women in Business 


Joni Friedmann 

Owner - Dependable In-Home Care 

Category: Women in Business


Kristie McMath-Hebert 

Board Chair for the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association 

Category: Women in Business 


Dr. Lauren Hernandez 

Owner - Sprout Pediatrics 

Category: Women in Business 


Lena Kaman

Captain - United States Navy 

Category: Women in Leadership


Maghan Oroszi

CEO - Mignon Faget 

Category: Women in Business





Maria Harmon

Co-Owner/Co - Director -Step Up Louisiana

Category: Women in Leadership


Maria Huete 

Junior League of New Orleans 

Category: Women of Service 


Melinda Bourgeois 

Owner - Travel Central 

Category: Women in Business 


Michelle Edelman 


Category: Women in Business 


Monica Mishaw

Founder and Director - Horizon Employment Specialists 

Category: Women in Business 


Monique Hinton 

Founder and CEO - Hinton Global Media 

Category: Women in Leadership


Natalie Barranco 

Co-Founder - Prime Business Advisory Solutions

Category: Women in Business


Nikki Cousizan 

Chief Financial Officer - Agenda for Children 

Category: Women in Leadership


Patricia Besselman-Main 

Owner - Besselman Wealth Planners 

Category: Women in Business 


Paula Roddy 

Compliance Programs Director - LADOTD

Category: Women in Leadership


Rachel Frey 

Owner - Professional Traffic Services 

Category: Women in Business 


Dr. Reshma Amin 

Owner - Trio Eyecare

Category: Women in Business 


Sondra Brown 

Founder and President - MDRG Inc.

Category: Women in Business


Dr. Sonia Kamboj

Owner - Breathe Easy Allergy and Asthma

Category: Women in Business 


Sonjia Brown-Joseph 

Executive Director - Clara's Little Lambs Preschool Academy 

Category: Women in Business


Stephanie Jackson 

Director - AAA Care, LLC 

Category: Women in Business


Tiffany LeBlanc 

Founder - Glam U 

Category: Women in Leadership 


Tish Allen

Vice President of Community Lending - Hancock Whitney

Category: Women of Hancock Whitney


Tracy Garner 

President/CEO - Easter Seals Louisiana 

Category: Women in Leadership


Vanessa Claiborne

CEO - Chaffe & Associates, LLC 

Category: Women in Business 


Zana Randjelovic Brown 

Owner - Zana Brown Studio Gallery 

Category: Women in Business  


We celebrate the many ways women impact our communities

There are 12.9 million women-owned businesses in the US
Women launch 1200 new businesses a day
Women contribute $7.6 trillion to the US GDP
72% of millennial women are their household's primary financial decison-maker

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