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Join impromtu conversations on current issues impacting women of Arkansas. Each conversation begins with a panel of women experts to open a discussion on a set topic. The floor is then opened to the audience for a deeper conversation.
WFA's Designing Women event is a fun night out celebrating Arkansas women designers and supporting education-focused programming for women and girls. Each year WFA recognizes the state's top women designers in three fields.
WFA is creating a directory of Arkansas women's organizations, direct-service providers, women's owned businesses and more!
WFA's grant-making program supports programs that work to improve the economic viability of women and girls through focused philanthropic efforts in areas of education.
Since 2000, Girls of Promise has introduced thousands of 8th grade girls across Arkansas to information about careers in areas related to economics, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (ESTEM) while giving them the opportunity to meet with women professionals in those fields.
The mission of the Women's Foundation of Arkansas (WFA) is to promote philanthropy among women and to help women and girls achieve their full potential. 

Your support makes it possible for the WFA to continue and expand our work throughout Arkansas.

Just the Facts, Ma’am: Benefits of the Affordable Care Act for the Women of Arkansas is a two-page fact sheet developed by WFA's Policy and Research Committee in December 2013.

1973-2013: A Then and Now Report on the Status of Women in Arkansas is the first update since the original 1973 Report by the Arkansas Commission on Status of Women was published. 

Examining the Future Plans of High School Girls in Arkansas: 2012 explores how and if things have changed in terms of the plans of young women after high school graduation. Click above to read the complete report.

A collection of economic data from the political subdivisions across Arkansas is used in the report Women's Social and Economic Status in Arkansas to determine women's social and economic status. This study found that women in Arkansas fare poorly economically and that wide disparities based on gender, race, ethnicity and region exist.
New Research Reveals Barriers Facing Arkansas’s Women and Girls and Their Impacts to the State’s Economy

Oct. 29, 2014 - The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas released three new studies that examine the impact of teen pregnancy and birth on education; the perceptions women have about the status of women in the home, workforce, and politics; and the links between education of women and girls to Arkansas's economic future. Hard copies of the reports are available for $10/each. Electronic copies are available for $3/each. Sales of the report go toward printing and postage costs. To order copies, click here.
Social Change Expert, Susan McPherson, to Present Keynote Address at Northwest Arkansas Power of the Purse Luncheon

                                                                Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of McPherson                                                                       Strategies, a communications consultancy                                                                 focusing on the  intersection between brands and social                                                                 good, will be the keynote speaker at the third annual                                                                 Power of the Purse luncheon in Northwest Arkansas.                                                                 McPherson has more than 25 years experience as a                                                                 corporate responsibility consultant and social change                                                                 expert. 

                                                                She is a regular contributor to the Harvard Business                                                                 Review, Forbes, and Triple Pundit. She also invests in                                                                 and advises technology start-ups, serves on several                                                                 boards, including Girl Rising, and is an adviser to Girls Who CodeShe's the First, and The OpEd Project

McPherson was selected as a Vital Voices global corporate ambassador and was named as Fortune's 55 Most Influential Women on Twitter, and Fast Company's 25 Smartest Women of Twitter. 

The Women's Foundation of Arkansas will host its third annual Power of the Purse Luncheon on Monday, March 9, in the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers, Arkansas, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. An auction will take place at 10:30 a.m. During the luncheon WFA will announce its 2015 grant award winners and recognize the 2015 Woman Business Leader of the Year.

For 16 years WFA has sustained the idea that improving the lives of women and girls in Arkansas ultimately and Central Arkansas. The money raised at the luncheon allows WFA to continue making grants to deserving organizations.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available. Download information about sponsorship benefits and sponsorphip levels or call Lynnette Watts at

Reservations for the luncheon are $100 per individual and $1,000 for a table of 10. Secure your reservations today.