Victoria Adams Phipps is a nonprofit executive who was pivotal in solidifying New Orleans’ status as a hub of entrepreneurial activity. She is the Vice President of Programs at the New Orleans Business Alliance, the economic development engine for the city, and Executive Director of 504ward, an initiative to attract and retain young professional talent. Prior to joining the NOLABA team, Victoria was Executive Producer of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, a week-long festival celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship. She worked with organizations like Google, JPMorgan Chase, Salesforce.com, and Uber to engage over 50,000 event attendees, driving $4.3MM in funding and resources to local startup ventures. Her efforts contributed to New Orleans being ranked #5 City Where Entrepreneurship is Booming by Entrepreneur Magazine andsolidified Inc. Magazine’s declaration that New Orleans is the “Coolest Startup City in America.”
Victoria is a board member of the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center and a member of the board of directors at Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans, where she Chairs the Programs and Volunteers Committee. She is a local member of Global Shapers, an active member of the Junior League of New Orleans, and an alumna of the New Leaders Council Institute. Victoria was named to Gambit’s 2016 40 Under 40 list and was recognized as New Orleans Magazine’s Top Female Achievers in 2018.