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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 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. - 1:00 p.m. WFA will 
announce its 2015 grant award winners and recognize its 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 
improves the health and wealth of our families and communities as a whole. In 1998, the Women's Foundation 
of Arkansas's grant-making fund was launched at a luncheon honoring Arkansas Business Publishing Group's 
Top 100 Women. WFA held its first Power of the Purse Luncheon in 1999 to announce the grants made 
possible with the generous gifts of its founders. WFA now holds this signature fundraising event in Northwest 
and Central Arkansas. The money raised at the luncheon allows WFA to continue making grants to deserving 
educational projects and programs that serve women and girls across Arkansas, as well as to fund research 
initiatives, Girls of Promise® conferences and day-to-day operations. 

WFA is now accepting nominations for the Woman Business Leader of the Year. This award is designed to honor and preserve the names and exemplary accomplishments of women business leaders in Arkansas. Past award recipients include Judy McReynolds, CEO of Arkansas Best Corp., and Martha Moore, CEO and President of McCormick Works. Download the Honoree Nomination Criteria and Form and submit by December 31, 2014.

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

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