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  • Women listening to the speaker at the Women’s Business Leadership Conference
    Women’s Business Leadership Conference
    Inspiring Future Leaders

    The Women's Business Leadership Conference is a forum for leadership and professional development created to inspire and activate women in the business community. Watch the 2017 highlights below.

  • Dr. Kathy White Loyd talking at the Lunch to Launch
    Lunch to Launch
    Set to Achieve High Goals

    Dr. Kathy White Loyd and Arkansas' First Lady, Mrs. Susan Hutchinson, share their excitement for the launch of the Women’s Business Leadership Center. Supporters and members of the A-State family join together for a lunch to celebrate the center's future.

  • Dr. Sandra Brown
    Women's Business Leadership Center
    The Power of Mentorship

    A-State students talk about their educational experiences from the Women's Business Leadership Center and the unique role of their mentors "reaching back" in their lives to cultivate confident and capable, young women.

  • Members of the Women's Business Leadership Center
    Cultivating Young Girls & Women
    Women's Business Leadership Center

    The Women's Business Leadership Center is committed to cultivating confident and capable young girls and women setting and achieving high goals on their paths to college and careers.

Women's Business Leadership Center


Committed to Cultivating Women Leaders

The Women's Business Leadership Center is committed to cultivating confident and capable young girls and women setting and achieving high goals on their paths to college and careers.

Education and Achievement 

We are a center without boundaries, and our initiatives include:

  • Generous new scholarships for girls and women.
  • An engaging annual Women's Business Leadership Conference.
  • Exciting Leadership Academies for girls in various areas in Arkansas.
  • Improved opportunities for internships for women.
  • Distinguished guest speakers throughout the year.
  • Encouragement and support of research about women and leadership.

Mentorship & Caring

We will provide opportunities for mentoring from junior high through career, including:

  • A unique, structured Step Up, Reach Back mentoring program and training and support.
  • Peer to peer mentoring opportunities
  • Near peer mentoring
  • Group mentoring and networking
  • Reverse mentoring
  • Virtual mentoring

Partnering & Collaboration

We have began the process of partnering and collaboration, and we will continue expanding our list of partners and friends.  Groups we will work with include:

  • Girl Scouts
  • Upward Bound
  • Women's Career Closet
  • High School Counselors
  • STEM Partners on the Arkansas State University Campus
  • Business & Professional Women
  • Many other Business, Community and Education Partners
Women's Business Leadership Conference

March 29, 2018
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Arkansas State University
Student Union - Centennial Hall


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Dr. Kathy White Loyd is appointed as the interim dean of the College of Business at Arkansas State University.

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