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2014 New Orleans Top Female Achievers

We present here our annual class of top female achievers, any one of whom could have made the list in previous years. As is our tradition, in presenting our achievers we not only honor them but also hope to learn from them as they reveal mentors and offer advice. Our city is richer because of these women who were selected by our editorial staff. Future generations, we trust, will benefit because these women provided inspiration.









Aimée Hayes

Producing Artistic Director, Southern Rep

Ashley Hansen

Owner, Hansen's Sno-Bliz

Candice Gwinn

Owner and designer, Trashy Diva

Carla Adams

Director of Marketing, The Shops at Canal Place

Dorothy "Dottie" Reese

Chairman of the Board, Urban League of Greater New Orleans

Jacqueline M. Brettner

Attorney and mediator, Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman and Areaux, LLC

Johnette Downing

Children s Musician and Author

Julie Mao

Attorney, New Orleans Workers Center for Racial Justice

Molly Abel Travis

Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean, Newcomb-Tulane College

Sandy Franco

Owner, Franco’s Health Club and Spa

Susan Hess

Volunteer and Incoming President, City Park Board of Commissioners

Vitrice McMurry

Jewelry Designer and Educator

Olivia Manning

Mother and Volunteer

Sallie Ann Glassman

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board, New Orleans Healing Center and Owner, Island of Salvation Botanica

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