Fashion industry leader Rebecca Minkoff is joining the Soirée Women's Leadership Symposium lineup as the 2020 keynote speaker.

The designer and entrepreneur burst onto the fashion scene in the early 2000s with her unique line of accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel. After nearly two decades, Minkoff has grown into a global brand loved by celebrities and everygirls alike.

Minkoff has been at the forefront of changing the way brands engage with consumers online, prioritizing dialogue, connection and loyalty with customers on social media as well as through brick-and-mortar stores.

"Rebecca is such an exciting addition to our lineup," says Mandy Richardson, publisher of Little Rock Soirée magazine. "Her approach to interacting with consumers will definitely motivate and inspire area entrepreneurs and brand managers. I'm also eager to promote the work she's doing to financially support female entrepreneurs through the Female Founder Collective and lifting up women in business through her podcast 'Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff.'

"The marriage of local female business leaders, professional connection opportunities and an international powerhouse is exactly the kind of programming we want to elevate, celebrate and inspire Arkansas women in business."

Now in its second year, the half-day symposium provides professional development for women in the workplace through sessions led by industry experts, entrepreneurs, C-suite executives and more. The event will take place on Thursday, April 30, at the DoubleTree Hotel.

"This year's event builds on what we brought to the state last May and through our ongoing conversations monthly in The Work Wife e-newsletter," Richardson says. "The Soirée Women's Leadership Symposium gets more exciting to build each day, and this year won't disappoint."

This year's keynote session is sponsored by Bank of America.

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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