Gender Diversity on Company Boards Accelerates in Arkansas

Gender Diversity on Company Boards Accelerates in Arkansas

Since November 2014, the last time Arkansas Business measured the estrogen fueling the state's publicly traded companies, the number of women directors has grown by more than 40 percent, and the number of all-male boards has been cut in half.
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Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.
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Central Arkansas Taco Bell Deals Ring Up Combined $3.8 Million This article is available only in print.

Fast-food outlets in Bryant and Conway, land on the western edge of Little Rock, foreclosed property in Lonoke County, an office-warehouse in North Little Rock and upscale residential lots in west Little Rock provide this week's grouping of million-dollar real estate transactions.
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