The Source is a network for women in business created by BankPlus to provide access to capital, education and networking events. The Source supports women in business at all levels, across varied industries, business sizes and professions. Whether you are starting in business, growing a business, seeking professional development, or have already had success in business, we hope you will go to The Source.
Dr. Lisa Cain: Blending Science and Art
Somewhere at the juxtaposition of stark, white lab coat and bold, beautiful art stands Dr. Lisa Cain, a professor of neuroscience, gross anatomy and cell biology, as well as a self-taught folk artist. This Mississippi native’s gifts are just as appreciated by her students at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston as the many art galleries and homes in which she’s featured. Inside Source sat down with Dr. Cain for a conversation about dreaming big, the art she sees in science, and her passion for empowering others.
Margaret Boyce and Jamey Gresham: From Best Friends to Business Partners
While we’ve heard mixing business with friendship can be tricky, Margaret Boyce and Jamey Gresham couldn’t imagine running their company with anyone else. Inside Source talks with the two founders of J. Lowery handbags and accessories about where they draw inspiration, the benefits of outside-the-box thinking, and the importance of communication and trust in both personal and professional relationships.
Mary Landrum Pyron: Mississippi’s Milliner
Mary Landrum Pyron has always followed her own path, including the one that lead her to being Mississippi’s only custom hatmaker, creating felt hats from scratch for customers all over the world. Inside Source went on location to talk to Mary Landrum in her ML Provisions studio about leaps of faith, growing her unique business, and why she loves creating wearable art.
Erin Fults: Making Sense and Strategy out of Marketing
You’ll likely find as many different definitions of the term “marketing” as individuals asked to define it. While it may still be a mystery to some, Erin Fults has built her career developing marketing and messaging strategies for her small business clients, enabling them to cut through the noise and confidently grow their businesses. She talks with Inside Source about the evolution of her own business, her unlikely career path, and helping companies get the most bang for their marketing bucks.
Mary Margaret Gay and Sarah Beth Jones: Balancing Law and Life
Women-owned Gay Jones & Kuhn PLLC is not your typical law firm. With a team of brilliant attorneys, you likely won’t be surprised to encounter some outside-the-box approaches to both the business and the culture of the workplace. Inside Source spoke with founding partners Mary Margaret Gay and Sarah Beth Jones about the evolution of their careers, the benefits of diverse perspectives, and why work-life balance is part of what makes a great lawyer.
Gayle Benson: Character and Leadership in the Crescent City
The common thread of nearly every point in Gayle Benson’s career has been identifying a need and executing her impeccable vision to improve it. In her current role as a multi-business owner, including the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans, Mrs. Benson finds herself in a position with unlimited opportunities to impact her community. She spoke with Inside Source about making big decisions, “wins” and “losses,” and why you should never compromise on what’s important to you.