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    Do you know the MEN beside these successful women?

    RAYMOS MCMILLON’S GRANDMOTHER TAUGHT HIM A VALUABLE LESSON Listening and encouraging are important ways Raymos McMillon supports his partner of 20 years, Lori Harper. “We have cherished the good times between us,” he says. “I also believe reflecting on challenges that impact any relationship, love and perseverance have been key components that allowed us to […]

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    Women in STEM

    These three women are passionate about working in STEM and give advice to young girls. Dr. Julie Cwikla Be willing to fail Dr. Julie Cwikla sees science and math as integral parts of everyday life. As Director of Creativity & Innovation in STEM, Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Southern Mississippi, […]

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    Medicine or law? Why choose

    By Philip L. Levin, M.D. Karen and David Sawyer have the unusual distinction of being a married couple both of whom are medical practitioners and both of whom are lawyers. They fell in love in Austin where David was doing his internship at the hospital where Karen worked as a nurse. They returned to David’s […]

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    CEO measures success by making a difference

    One could say that Kathy Springer, CEO of United Way of South Mississippi Inc., has spent her entire career in roles that groomed her for a job where making a difference is the measure of success. Springer’s career path began in healthcare, taking her first job at Gulf Oaks Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center, […]

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    Break out of fire-fighting mode

    by Ryan Giles | Ryan@TractionStrong.com Years ago, as a young leader in my business, I seemed to have 100 things coming at me every day: questions from employees, requests from clients, emails from vendors, and much more. No matter how good I became at fighting these “fires,” I still ended each day without a sense […]

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    Bridges Skin + Body

    After celebrating 3 years in business, Rachel Bridges, owner and esthetician at Bridges Skin + Body, reflects on the journey to her current success and discusses her hope for the future. GCW: WHEN DID THE BUSINESS OPEN? Bridges: Our first day of business was on April 28th, 2015. I opened the store with the help […]

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    Hair Visionary

    Model: Shavon Banks | Photographer: Brian Pearse | Wig by: Krystal Ben More than just a hairstylist, Krystal Ben, owner of Hair Fetish, sees herself as true “hair visionary.” Ben, better known as “Krissy,” has always believed that all women are naturally beautiful. Just as she knew that some people were blessed with the gift […]

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