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.
Joan Johnson of Fayetteville to be Honored as Woman Business Leader of the Year at Annual Power of the Purse Luncheon
Joan Johnson, co-founder and president of White River Hardwood-Woodworks, Inc.®, will be honored as the Women's Foundation of Arkansas's Woman Business Leader of the Year at the 3rd annual Power of the Purse luncheon on March 9.
Joan manages the day-to-day operations at White River, leads the development of WhiteRiver.com, an award winning website, and has served as the lead designer since 1979. Joan studied classical architecture abroad and in New York City with the Institute of Classical Architecture.
She was on the Northwest Arkansas Homebuilders Board of Directors for more than seven years, during which time she chaired committees that instituted the annual NWA Homeshow and the Parade of Homes. Joan has served as a judge for the Northwest Arkansas StartUp Cup, a business model competition that encourages entrepreneurship, and is a member of the TEDxFayetteville organizing committee.
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.
The event will be held at 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.