Top 100 Women of Impact: Meredith Lowry

Meredith Lowry

Partner, Wright Lindsey Jennings
Founder & Co-Leader, Woman-Run

About me: As a patent attorney with Wright Lindsey Jennings, my practice focuses on the retail world through helping businesses acquire patents, trademarks and copyrights, or working with data security and privacy for e-commerce companies. I love what I do, and I’m passionate about the potential of technology for businesses.

There are not a lot of women patent attorneys in Arkansas, so I’ve spent a good bit of my career volunteering for organizations that promote women in technology and support women business owners, but I wanted to do something more to help women in the state. In late 2018, the firm supported my desire to create Woman-Run so we could provide a networking and education opportunity for women running their own businesses.

Lives in: Fayetteville • Works in: Rogers

Best Career Advice: Get involved with something you’re passionate about. It carries over into other parts of your business life.

Lesson Learned the Hard Way: I didn’t have a mentor until later in my career because I had the idea my mentor needed to be another woman patent attorney. I realized later a mentor can help with more than a practice area and could be a sounding block for business in general.

Proudest Moment of Impact: One of our goals with Woman-Run was to provide chances for women entrepreneurs to meet and potentially make business connections. Almost immediately during our first event, two women realized they could be working together on a project. That project ultimately helped both businesses and led to more opportunities for those women.

Call to Action: The number of women-owned businesses is growing at a faster rate than men-owned businesses, but the women-owned businesses tend to have less access to capital or other economic development opportunities. We have amazing entrepreneurial support organizations in the state that can provide assistance to businesses, but most often, new business owners are unaware of these opportunities.

A Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Initiative

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