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 Women's Foundation of Arkansas will hold the 16th annual Power of the Purse luncheon on Friday, October 3, 2014, at the Statehouse Convention Center's Wally Allen Ballroom in Little Rock.
The 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.
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.