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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.




Research
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.
The 16th annual Power of the Purse luncheon brings together women and men from across the state to celebrate women and philanthropy, and to honor the Woman of the Year 
in Philanthropy. This year's honoree is Catherine Hughes, a longtime philanthropist and a founding member of WFA. We will also recognize, for the first time, an outstanding philanthropic organization. This year's recipient of the Women of the Year in Philanthropy Award will be given to the Little Rock Chapter of The Links, Inc.

Wally Allen Ballroom 
Statehouse Convention Center
Friday, October 3, 2014
11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

Luncheon tickets are $100/person and $1,000/Table of 10. 

Individuals may purchase tickets for both The Evening Bag Reception and the Power of the Purse luncheon at a discounted rate of $130. 

To make reservation or for more information, click here.
The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, in partnership with the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, will host the Girls of Promise® conference on Thursday, October 2, and Friday, October 3. 

WFA's Girls of Promise® program is a two-day conference designed to introduce eighth-grade girls to careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. The girls are connected to amazing women role models and engage in hands-on interactive activities in the community. For more information, click here.
You can make history and experience it too at this first-time event at Esse Purse Museum & Store. Join the Women's Foundation of Arkansas and Esse for an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and live music in the perfect setting for showing our shared commitment to helping empower women and girls in our state.

Esse Purse Museum & Store
1510 S. Main, Little Rock, AR
Thursday, October 2
6:30 pm - 9:00 p.m.

Tickets are $50/person and proceeds benefit both WFA and Esse Purse Museum & Store.

Individuals may purchase tickets for both The Evening Bag Reception and the Power of the Purse luncheon at a discounted rate of $130. 

To purchase tickets, click here