Soirée Women’s Leadership Symposium Announces 2024 Speaker Lineup

Two months out from its sixth annual event, the Soirée Women’s Leadership Symposium has released a list of who will take the stage on Thursday, May 2.

In recent weeks, award-winning journalist and producer Soledad O’Brien was announced as the event’s keynote speaker, while last fall, organizers announced plans to move the event to the Statehouse Convention Center after hosting a sold-out crowd in 2023.

The symposium will once again feature breakout sessions and panels led by industry experts in three specified tracks: executive, entrepreneur and leading ladies.

“With a new venue and Soledad O’Brien headlining, we already knew we had something special in store for 2024,” says Mandy Richardson, symposium founder and publisher of Little Rock Soirée magazine. “But now seeing this impressive roster of speakers come together, and knowing we have the opportunity to bring in a record number of women to hear from them, we’re even more excited to welcome everyone to the table.”

More names will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks, but here’s a preliminary look at who will take the mic this spring:

  • Whitney Bower, Bower Legal
  • Kelly Carney, Southwest Power Pool
  • Dr. Jessica Coker, UAMS
  • Tina Gilbert, Next Level Training Solutions Group
  • Jensyn Hallett, Alivest and Southern Capital Project
  • Sara Hurst, Bella’s Kitchen
  • Dr. Kalena Jones, Baptist Health
  • Amy Knight, Stephens
  • Dr. Yara Robertson, CARTI
  • Dana Silaski, Stephens
  • Sabrina Starling, Tap the Potential
  • Laura Westlake, Laura B Luxury
  • Jessie Wilson, Dale Carnegie Training Mid-South

Registration for the half-day symposium is open now. 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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