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Supporting Women in Business

How we support women-owned businesses

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.

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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.

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Women in business, by the numbers

Owned by Women

42% of all U.S. business are owned by women.

Source: National Women's Business Council

Women-Owned Businesses

As of 2019, there are an estimated 12.9 million
women-owned businesses in the United States.

Source: 2019 State of Women Owned Business Report

People Employed by Women

Women-owned businesses in the United States employ nearly 9.4 million people.

Source: 2019 State of Women Owned Business Report

Succeeding in Style

“Hancock Whitney Small Business Matters gave me strategic tools to market my business with knowledge and confidence. I’m a solopreneuer, but I’m not in this alone.”

Regina Correa, owner of Studio Riche Designs

Complete Business Care

“Other banks don't know me by name, but Hancock Whitney invested and supported my dreams and goals…it is stressful, but it's worth the reward if you love what you do.”

Dr. Courtney Washington, owner of Fleur-De-Lis Primary Care Clinic

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A Community of Women

“Women are go-getters, and have a can-do attitude. The challenge is in being prepared and having equal opportunity in business, especially in fields where women have historically not been very prominent.”

Ada Womack-Bell, co-founder of Reimagine Women’s Center

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Banking solutions that meet your needs and support your goals

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Operating Accounts

We have the right accounts for your business, whether it's a large corporation, small business, or promising start-up. Plus, a variety of flexible financial alternatives tailored to meet your unique borrowing needs.

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


Guidance and Resources

Together with our partners, Hancock Whitney Small Business Matters offer no-cost training, consultation and technical assistance to help small businesses grow.

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