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Anna Beth Gorman Selected for Presidential Leadership Scholars Program (Movers & Shakers)

Gorman is CEO of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas in Little Rock. read more >
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Maternal Health: A Critical Call to Action (Anna Beth Gorman Commentary)

Implementing parental leave policies is an investment in your business’ health and reputation. read more >
Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Raises $301K at Power of the Purse Event

Fund support the nonprofit's mission of empowering the economic mobility of Arkansas women and girls. read more >
Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Jonesboro.
Government & Politics / Small Business

Anti-Affirmative Action Bill Clears House Panel

A bill to end affirmative action in education hiring and outlaw state goals for steering procurement contracts to minority- and women-owned businesses in Arkansas gained approval Monday night. read more >
Sen. Dan Sullivan (left), R-Jonesboro, sponsored SB71, citing the tenets of equality in the Declaration of Independence. Democratic Sen. Linda Chesterfield (right) voted against the bill, along with all four other women in the upper chamber.
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Affirmative Action Bill Hits Snag in HouseLock Icon

A bill to end affirmative action in education hiring and outlaw state goals for steering procurement contracts to minority- and women-owned businesses in Arkansas narrowly passed in the Senate before stalling in the House. read more >
Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl, president and CEO of MHP/Team SI in Little Rock, is offering pro bono marketing training to women-owned businesses in a grant program the foundation implemented in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Small Business

CEO Finds Ways to Help, Woman to Woman

Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl doesn’t necessarily buy the notion of women’s intuition, but she may have a sixth sense when it comes to business. read more >
April Roy is the founder and CEO of FemPAQ in Bentonville.
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Women’s Stunted Capital Blocks Better EconomyLock Icon

Arkansas is missing out on tax revenue, jobs, wealth building, new products and services that could improve lives, business diversity and community investment, all because women struggle to access business capital. read more >
Banking & Finance / Nonprofits / Restaurants & Food

Women’s Foundation Gets $100K Grant to Help Boost Businesses

The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas has been awarded a $100,000 Women’s Funding Network grant to design and launch a Regional Women’s Economic Mobility Hub in six months and operate it over the next 18 months. read more >
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Foundation Offers Grants to Women-Owned Businesses Affected by Virus

The Women's Foundation of Arkansas launches Women Owned, an assistance fund for women-owned small businesses experiencing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments / Nonprofits

A Movement to Save the Future (Commentary)

Action must be taken now to ensure long-term economic security for women. That is why organizations such as the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, Southern Bancorp Community Partners, Southern Bancorp Bank and others are promoting Save10. read more >
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Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame Announces New Inductees

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame announces its fifth annual group of inductees — seven women and one organization — who will be honored at a ceremony on Aug. 29 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. read more >
Construction / Education / Energy / Legal / Manufacturing

Women’s Foundation to Host Girls of Promise Conference

The Women's Foundation of Arkansas will host its annual Girls of Promise Conference on Thursday and Friday at the Arkansas 4-H Center and the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in Little Rock. read more >
J. Thomas May, chairman of Simmons First Foundation
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Never More Important (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

If you missed last Wednesday’s Arkansas Business of the Year banquet, you missed the feel-good event of the year. And I needed it. read more >
David Avery, vice president of corporate affairs for Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock, accepts the inaugural Olivia Farrell Gender Equity Leadership award from the Women's Foundation of Arkansas. He is joined by Farrell (left); Anna Beth Gorman, executive director of the Women's Foundation; and Mitch Bettis, publisher of Arkansas Business.
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Tommy May Gets 1st ‘Legacy of Leadership’ Honor; Garver, Blankenship Win Executive of the Year Awards

Dan Williams of Garver and Lynn Blankenship of Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic won executive of the year awards, and former Simmons First National Corp. CEO J. Thomas "Tommy" May was honored for his lifetime of leadership at the 31st annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. read more >
Anna Beth Gorman, executive director of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas.
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Gender Equality Award to Debut at Arkansas Business of the Year

Twelve companies whose executives volunteered to test their own corporate practices against a new “Gender Equity Scorecard” developed by the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas and the Clinton School of Public Service will be recognized at next week’s Arkansas Business of the Year banquet. read more >
Debbie Reynolds
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Debbie Reynolds Named FNBC Bank Branch Manager (Movers & Shakers)

Debbie Reynolds has been hired as branch manager of FNBC Bank’s new office in Jonesboro. read more >
From left: Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl, president of Mangan Holcomb Partners and principal at Team SI, both of Little Rock; Madeline Moore, human resources manager for Arvest Bank's central Arkansas market; Chris Bahn, publisher of business special publications at Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock; and WFA Executive Director Anna Beth Gorman.
Business Services

Clinton School Students, Women’s Foundation Create Gender Equity Scorecard

Four Clinton School of Public Service students, in partnership with the Women's Foundation of Arkansas, have created a "gender equity scorecard" — an internal assessment they hope Arkansas businesses will use to evaluate the state of gender equity in the workplace. read more >
Anna Beth Gorman, executive director of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas
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Women’s Foundation Director Anna Beth Gorman Says Interest in Equity Pays Off

Anna Beth Gorman was named executive director of the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas in April 2016. read more >
Anna Beth Gorman
Health Care / Nonprofits

Anna Beth Gorman Named New Executive Director at Women’s Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

Anna Beth Gorman has joined the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas in Little Rock as executive director. She has five years of experience working for Girl Scouts-Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas as membership director, vice president of membership services and chief of membership, volunteer and program officers. read more >