Supporting Women in Business

Recent studies show that women-owned businesses are the fastest growing business segment in our country.* Yet, we hear that many women feel underserved by their financial institutions. We want to change that and help you to build better businesses and stronger communities.

We can help women business owners like yourself find the right banking solutions that meet your needs and support your goals.

We're inspired by the women following their dreams and leading our communities.

Guided by a promise to help our clients and communities grow and thrive, our visionary founders understood the need for a strong community partner. A partner that could provide resources to their community through people, money, expertise and banking relationships to make our communities better. Today, as more and more women are stepping up to take on big challenges and drive communities forward with big dreams and strong drive, we know we have the opportunity to make a difference together.

Dreams in Bloom

“The day I walked into the bank, they embraced me. They understood me and knew where I wanted to go. They saw the dream through my eyes.”

Kari Oaks, owner of Roxy's Garden

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Innovative, Unique Dreams

"My dream was to empower, and make a difference in people’s lives through my business. Hancock Whitney helped me do just that."

Casey Kelly, owner of Blended Designs

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Creativity and Culture

“Not only can we walk into the bank and know everyone’s name, they all know my name. Like everything else, Hancock Whitney is also community.”

Kait Sukiennik, owner of The Greenhouse on Porter

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3 of the Top 10 states for Women Entrepreneurs are in the Gulf Coast.
Source: Thumbtack Journal

As of January 2017, there are an estimated
11.6 million women-owned businesses in the United States, employing nearly
9 million people.

Women-owned businesses
are growing at
2.5x the national average rate.
Source: Greater New Orleans Inc. Regional Economic Developement


We offer growing businesses a variety of flexible financial alternatives tailored to meet your unique borrowing needs.

Operating Accounts

We have the right accounts for your business, whether it's a large corporation, small business, or promising start-up.


Let's talk about accepting in-store and mobile payments and gift cards, credit cards and ways to revolutionize your payments processing.

We believe in you and want to hear from you.

Let's get started on your dreams!

* Source: Forbes, Gender Inequality Led to the Rise of Women Entrepreneurs