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Co-Founders of theSkimm, Arkansas Execs Headline Soiree Women’s Leadership Symposium

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Little Rock Soirée will host its inaugural Women’s Leadership Symposium on May 16 at the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Little Rock.

Presented by Delta Dental and The Hatcher Agency, the Soirée Women’s Leadership Symposium is part of an Arkansas Business Publishing Group effort to develop leadership-focused opportunities for professionals in Arkansas.

Scheduled from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., the half-day symposium allows attendees to hear from industry experts, entrepreneurs, political leaders, C-suite executives and influencers focusing on women in the workplace. Session topics include: 

  • Navigating the Boardroom and Beyond
  • Employment Law and Gender Equity
  • Financial Literacy
  • Demystifying the Political Process
  • Entrepreneurship – Turning Your Dreams Into A Reality
  • Building Your Brand – Knowing Your Own Worth

Co-founders and CEOs of theSkimm, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, are scheduled as the Women’s Leadership Symposium keynote speakers. About 7 million subscribers receive theSkimm’s daily e-newsletter, which was founded in 2012.

Zakin and Weisberg have been featured on a number of prominent lists including: Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media, Vanity Fair’s The Next Establishment, Fortune’s 40 Under 40 and Adweek’s Young Influentials; and have received numerous accolades including the Goldman Sachs Builders and Innovators Summit as one of the most 100 Intriguing Entrepreneurs.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital President & CEO Marcy Doderer, Walton Family Foundation Home Region Program Director Karen Minkel, Rhea Lana’s Founder Rhea Lana Riner, Magna IV President Kristi Dannelley and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation Vice President & General Counsel Lori Burrows are among the confirmed featured panelists for the inaugural event.

“This event celebrates the power of women to transform our communities and industries,” Little Rock Soirée Publisher Mandy Richardson said. “The Little Rock Soirée Women’s Leadership Symposium will focus on building professional skills, opening conversations and creating a collaborative movement to bring professionals together.”

Conference registrations are $300 each. For additional information on the Women’s Leadership Symposium and to secure tickets to the event, visit SoireeWomensLeadership.com. Questions can be sent to MRichardson@ABPG.com.

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