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July 1-3, Ace Hotel New Orleans

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Victoria Adams Phipps

Victoria Adams Phipps

Victoria Adams Phipps joins the New Orleans Business Alliance as the new Vice President of Programs and Executive Director, 504ward. 504ward was established to attract and retain young professional talent in New Orleans. In 10 years, 504ward connectedmore than 22,500 individuals to institutions and local leaders. Recently, 504ward found a new home as one of the New Orleans Business Alliance’s growing portfolio of programs directed at economic growth and talent development. In addition to managing NOLABA Programming, as Executive Director, […]

Victoria Adams Phipps joins the New Orleans Business Alliance as the new Vice President of Programs and Executive Director, 504ward. 504ward was established to attract and retain young professional talent in New Orleans. In 10 years, 504ward connectedmore than 22,500 individuals to institutions and local leaders. Recently, 504ward found a new home as one of the New Orleans Business Alliance’s growing portfolio of programs directed at economic growth and talent development.

In addition to managing NOLABA Programming, as Executive Director, 504ward, Phipps will lead the next chapter of 504ward as she builds on previous success and attracts the next generation of talent to the city. Phipps brings seven years of business and talent development experience as the former executive producer and program manager of the annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week at The Idea Village. As executive producer, she worked directly with stakeholders and partners to create events that benefited the growing young professional and tech community here. In addition, she served as spokesperson of the NOEW brand and oversaw all logistics for event production, delivering a suite of programs valued at over $2 million. Under her direction, NOEW grew to a peak attendance of more than 14,000 in 2017.

Phipps was recognized as New Orleans Magazine’s Top Female Achievers (2018); featured as the Biz New Orleans Cover Story (June 2018); a Global Entrepreneurship Summit United States Delegate in Hyderabad, India (2018); and Gambit’s 40 Under 40 Award Winner (2016). She is a board member of Junior Achievement and the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Center. Phipps earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Industry Studies from Loyola University and completed a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.

 

Join us at the 2nd Annual Black Tech NOLA Conference, July 1-3 2019 at the Ace Hotel.