The 2018 Girls of Promise conference hosted 200 eighth-grade girls from across the state for two days, introducing them to women who have achieved success in STEM careers.


Founded in 1998, the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas engages the community to promote women and girls across the state so they can realize their full potential. We strive to see a state where Arkansas women have the voices, choices and opportunities to participate in their community. The WFA is the state’s only statewide foundation dedicated to improving the economic security of its women and girls.


Fundraising efforts include the annual Power of the Purse luncheon, held each fall, where we celebrate women in our community and raise funds to invest back in our work.

The Girls of Promise conference, hosted each spring, brings eighth-grade girls from around the state to meet women succeeding in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers and inspiring young girls to see the opportunities available to them in education and career exploration.


  • 2019 Power of the Purse presenting sponsor - $20,000 to partner with us on our signature fundraising event
  • 2019 Girls of Promise sponsor - Sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 conference available at multiple levels; $250 to sponsor an individual girl
  • Become a Friend of the WFA at either $120, $300, $1,998 or $5,000 a year!


Individual Donations: 25%
Corporate Sponsors: 65%
Grants: 10%

Established: 1998

Employees: 3

Service Area: Statewide

Anna Beth Gorman


Tjuana Byrd, President
Sarah Beth Estes, First Vice President
Cici Conger-Portie, Second Vice President
Liz Story, Treasurer
Alison Williams, Secretary

Jill Floyd
Corey Alderdice
Wendy Johnson
Jennifer Browne
Amanda Potter-Cole
Lee Lee Doyle
Kim O’Guinn
GB Cazes
Kathy Loyd
Melanie Taylor
Cindy Thornton
Gina Wingfield
First Lady Susan Hutchinson, Honorary Member

200 River Market Ave., Ste. 100
Little Rock, AR 72201


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