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 McPhersonStrategies, 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.
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.