Ladies Who Launch 2020

Shirley “Toni” McCord

Since 2000, Shirley “Toni” McCord, CPA, APAC, has offered clients peace of mind and trusted expertise. “Financial decisions of any magnitude involve a series of complex, often-intimidating questions that can cause feelings of uncertainty and stress,” says Toni. Assisting individuals…

Rivers Spencer

Known for her design expertise, Rivers Spencer breathed new life into the New Orleans home design market when she opened her Magazine Street boutique in 2012—now the designer and entrepreneur is extending her reach with Rivers Spencer Home, a line…

Dee Clubb

A communication strategist, Dee Allen Clubb founded OMNI Advertising in 1991 as a comprehensive source for marketing strategy, positioning, planning, and implementation. “There is an art to crafting clear and compelling messages,” says Dee. “At OMNI, we put the ‘Oh,…

Nora Vaden Holmes

With over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, Nora Vaden Holmes knows that to provide value to customers, you must take the time to understand their risks, concerns, and needs to properly protect their families and businesses. "We…

Maria Barcelona

Maria Barcelona has always been an artist with an eye for design, and in 2000, she founded Maria Barcelona Interiors to deliver unique, stylish designs with thoughtful, tailored service and meticulous attention to detail. Alongside Paul Dodson, Maria is dedicated…

Fidelity Bank

Locally based Fidelity Bank is continually expanding its mission to be "Here for Good." In 2018, the community bank launched POWER.,  an exclusive program for women business owners that combines financial services and support with networking opportunities, business promotion, private…

Emily Morrison

Emily Morrison founded Elysian by Em following a transformative trip to Istanbul, Turkey, where one-of-a-kind textiles, handdyed silks, hand-woven silk velvet fabrics, and handcrafted accessories caught her discerning eye. With Elysian by Em, the former Howard Weil investment banker and…

Dr. Bonnie Desselle

Following her mother’s battle with cancer, New Orleans native Dr. Bonnie Desselle was inspired to pursue a career in medicine and serve the most critically ill. After directing the LSU Pediatric Residency Program for fifteen years, she was recently named…

Casey Langteau Johnson

A passion for painting and the festive, charming nature of New Orleans is evident along the walls of Casey Langteau Art, the new Magazine Street gallery by local artist Casey Langteau Johnson. An LSU Studio Arts graduate, Casey creates thick,…

CJ Jumonville

With Acropolis on Freret, CJ Jumonville adds restaurant ownership to her extensive hospitality, non-profit, television, and production experience. For CJ, serving others has always had the biggest draw. Now with the re-opening of Acropolis on Freret, she combines the love…