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    How I built my business: Kristen Crane

    You can’t quite understand the word entrepreneurship until you’ve experienced it for yourself.  2020 was undoubtedly the most stressful, yet crazy beautiful, year of my life. I got engaged to the love of my life, Cody Crane; started a podcast with him called Couple of Subs; eloped in New Orleans in early March, then planned […]

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    When I grow up…

    Think back to when you were a child. What inspired you, and who or what did you want to be as an adult? Here, the Gulf Coast Woman team reflects on the hopes and dreams of their youth and how those aspirations led them to what they’re doing now. DOROTHY P. WILSON  Publisher and editor  […]

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    Meet the other Chamber leaders

    ADELE LYONS Chief executive officer, Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce  Reflecting on her career in business support and nonprofit leadership, Adele Lyons is understandably proud of her track record.  “At the Gulf Coast Business Technology Center, I started with just five tenants and left 15 years later with a full house of startup companies […]

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    Learning from failure

    I recently was asked to share my favorite leadership and business growth lessons with a group. As I thought back on the hundreds of leaders I’ve had the privilege of working with, many great lessons came to mind. However, some of the most striking lessons came not from the great leaders, but from the bad […]

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    Steel magnolia with a soft heart

    LuAnn Pappas’s dad taught her what it means to give back.  And as the 2021 recipient of the Annette O’Keefe Humanitarian Award, the CEO of Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort wishes Bill Sturm could share in the recognition. Bar none, she says, he was the biggest influence in her life.  “I will forever say I am […]

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    Lifting lids, restoring confidence

    If the eyes are windows to the soul, think of Dr. Margaret E. Phillips as a window frame expert.  The area around the eyes is a problem zone for many people, whether due to aging, medical conditions or other concerns. As a physician and owner of Restore Oculoplastics Gulf Coast, Phillips specializes in reconstructive and […]

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