Arkansas Business of the Year Awards reception and dinner will be held Feb. 22 at the Statehouse Convention Center.

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The Women's Foundation of Arkansas has announced the honorees and speaker for the 20th annual Power of the Purse luncheon. Set for Friday, Sept. 14, this annual event was created to celebrate the power and potential women across the state.

“The Power of Purse is an amazing platform where we are able to raise awareness of WFA initiatives and recognize Arkansas women who are making strides in their field,” WFA Executive Director Anna Beth Gorman said. “These three honorees are incredibly accomplished and helped pave the way for future young women in this state.”

The 2018 honorees are:

Woman of the Year in Business: Marcy Doderer, CEO of Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Woman of the Year in Philanthropy: Ellon Cockrill

First Lady’s Woman in Public Service: Annie Abrams

Brownie Ledbetter Civic Engagement Award: Mary Louise Williams

Power of the Purse will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Wally Allen Ballroom at the Statehouse Convention Center. Tickets are available now, but seating is limited, so make your reservations fast. 

For more details on the foundation and the 2018 event, visit the WFA website


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