The second annual Soirée Women's Leadership Symposium is just a few months away and there are some big details to share. Set for Thursday, April 30, at the DoubleTree Hotel, the event focusing on professional development and women in the workplace has released information on the sessions that will fill out the day's curriculum. 

"The ultimate goal of the Women's Leadership Symposium is to create leadership programming, professional development resources and networks to help propel the businesswomen of Arkansas to higher levels of success," Little Rock Soirée magazine publisher Mandy Richardson said.

While keynote speakers and some session leaders have yet to be announced, here's what we know so far:

General Session: Navigating the Boardroom & Beyond

Kick off the day with an exciting opportunity to be in the room with multiple female C-level executives who will discuss how they made it to the top, work-life balance, giving and receiving feedback and more. 


Think Like an Owner/Act Like an Entrepreneur

Speaker: Kim Lane

Be inspired to spin your entrepreneurial dreams into reality during this upbeat, motivating session led by Kim Lane, Career Connections Consultant for Facebook and entrepreneurial enthusiast. You will leave this session inspired and aware of ways to reduce barriers to entry for entrepreneurs, makers and innovators. 


Know Your Worth: How to be More Confident in Life and Business

Speaker: Christina Lecuyer

Confidence and mindset coach Christina Lecuyer will help you live your most confident, purposeful and abundant life. No one will advocate for you more than you can for yourself, but you have to believe in your unique abilities, be prepared to negotiate and be steadfast in your advancement conversations. Allow Christina to help you be more confident in life and business, take the next step in your career journey and acquire all that you deserve. 


Financial Freedom & Better Money Habits

Speakers: Heather Albright & Magen Tune 

Let’s be honest. We could all do a little better in this arena. Each person’s financial picture is different — different goals and responsibilities, dreams and needs. How you think about and manage money can make a big difference in your personal and professional success. Whether you are a business owner, w2 employee or the head of your family’s finances, Heather Albright and Magen Tune of Bank of America Merrill Lynch will lead you through an in-depth look at better money habits to help you understand finances.


Personal Branding & Social Media

Speaker: TBA

The rise of branding on a personal level has become more important whether you are a business owner, employee or influencer. Personal branding is key to succeeding in many different parts of life. Experts will share information on how to yield the power of our network to achieve greater levels of success, deliver helpful messages and shine as a positive voice in the crowded media marketplace.


Driving Engagement & Culture Through Leadership

Speaker: TBA

Leadership has the largest and most direct effect on company culture, which revolves around engagement, environment, atmosphere and the success of a company and its clients. Learn practical approaches and industry secrets from some of the best leaders and business women in the state.


Gender Equity & Social Justice 

Speaker: TBA

A panel of experts will highlight what your company should be discussing now: evaluating gender equity in your organization, how to effectively incorporate diversity and inclusion in hiring practices and the growth of your company and organization. 


Registration is officially open now with a special "early bird" discount through Jan. 31. Click here to reserve your spot.

Learn more about the Soirée Women's Leadership Symposium at the event website and follow along on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

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