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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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Entergy Arkansas Pledges $660K to Local Nonprofits

Entergy Arkansas announced that it’s donating $660,000 to six nonprofits as part of its “Entergy Arkansas Bright Futures Campaign” to help build strong communities. Six separate grants in the amount […] read more >
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Student Loan Payments Resume: How Arkansas Employers Are Easing the BurdenLock Icon

With student loan payments resuming, some employers are helping workers access a program to eliminate debt. read more >
From left: Jessica Brogdon, a senior business administration major, Graduate School Dean Cherisse Jones-Branch, and Andrea Allen, executive director of the Delta Center for Economic Devlopment, cheer the announcement of Gov. Hutchinson's support and an anonymous donor's gift for the Arkansas Delta Women's Leadership Academy at A-State.
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A-State Gets $1.2M for Women’s Leadership Center

Arkansas State University of Jonesboro marks a $1.2 million cash infusion to support programs at its Women’s Leadership Center. read more >
Alison Williams, standing behind a podium at the Arkansas State Capitol, speaks about the release of the 2022 Arkansas Women's Commission report on women in the labor market and economy.
Business Services / Government & Politics

Women’s Commission Returns With Workforce Recommendations

The report focused largely on women’s labor force participation and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the family and caregiving. read more >
Shelley Simpson, president of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell, talks to Shannon Hendrix, senior vice president and chief administrator at Arkansas Children's Northwest of Springdale, during the 2022 Women's Foundation of Arkansas Power of the Purse luncheon.
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The Power Of the Purse (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

A look at the this year's honorees for the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas's Power of the Purse fundraiser. read more >
Business Services / Nonprofits / Small Business

Women’s Foundation Hits $150K in Grants to Black Entrepreneurs

The nonprofit launched the grant program in 2020. 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 >
Laura Poe of B-Unlimited in Fayetteville
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Poe Goes to COO at B-Unlimited (Movers & Shakers)

Laura Poe has been promoted to chief operating officer of B-Unlimited of Fayetteville. read more >
Johnelle Hunt of Lowell, honored with the Legacy of Leadership Award, addressed by video the limited number of in-person attendees split between two banquet rooms at the Arkansas Business of the Year awards in Little Rock.
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Video: Nelson, Scarborough, Hunt Honored at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

Heather Nelson of Seal Solar of North Little Rock and Fred Scarborough of the Arkansas Children’s Foundation in Little Rock won Executive of the Year awards, and billionaire philanthropist Johnelle Hunt of Lowell was honored for her lifetime of leadership last week at the 33rd annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. 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 >
The WFA's Girls of Promise Coding Summit filled up the Governor's Mansion ballroom.  
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WFA Hosts First Girls of Promise Coding Summit

The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas sponsored its first Girls of Promise Coding Summit Wednesday at the Governor’s Mansion. read more >
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Sing Their Praises (Editorial)

Women are caught in a double bind: Brag on themselves, and they may be seen as pushy. Fail to brag on themselves, and they may be seen as pushovers. That’s just one of the reasons that last week’s launch of the Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame by the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group, is a welcome development. The Hall of Fame’s purpose is to recognize the many contributions of women in the state. read more >
Margaret Ellibee

Margaret Ellibee: Takes on Big Job

Since succeeding Dan Bakke in August as president of Pulaski Tech, Margaret Ellibee has become involved with the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. read more >
Maria Smedley
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Arkansas Elecric Cooperative Companies Promote Maria Smedley (Movers & Shakers)

Maria Smedley has been promoted to vice president of human resources at the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. in Little Rock. read more >