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Arkansas Delta Women’s Leadership Academy

Program Overview

Communities and regions thrive with strong leadership. The Arkansas Delta Women’s Leadership Academy is designed by Arkansas State University to further develop a talent pipeline of women equipped with the tools, resources, knowledge and network to be successful. Attendees will gain the skills they need to communicate, negotiate, and lead with confidence.

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Benefits of the Arkansas Delta Women’s Leadership Academy

The Arkansas Delta Women’s Leadership Academy is a unique program designed to promote talented and motivated women into leadership roles in their communities and/or organizations. Speakers will be Arkansas women of distinction in business, government, education and healthcare. Additionally, participants will have an opportunity to complete a project in their community or organization.

Who Should Apply?

High-performing women leaders, 21 or older, who reside in the Arkansas Delta and are motivated to create change in their community and organization.

Arkansas Delta Counties

Applicants must reside in one of the following counties:

  • Arkansas
  • Ashley
  • Baxter
  • Bradley
  • Calhoun
  • Chicot
  • Clay
  • Cleveland
  • Craighead
  • Crittenden
  • Cross
  • Dallas
  • Desha
  • Drew
  • Fulton
  • Grant
  • Greene
  • Independence
  • Izard
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Lawrence
  • Lee
  • Lincoln
  • Lonoke
  • Marion
  • Mississippi
  • Monroe
  • Ouachita
  • Phillips
  • Poinsett
  • Prairie
  • Pulaski
  • Randolph
  • Searcy
  • Sharp
  • St. Francis
  • Stone
  • Union
  • Van Buren
  • White
  • Woodruff


This program involves a mix of interactive and engaging work sessions as well as networking opportunities. Session topics will include:

  • Goal Setting and Strategic Planning
  • Self-Care and Stress Management
  • Cultural Competence
  • Influence and Negotiations
  • Mentorship
  • Communications and Confidence

Program Cost

There is no program cost. Travel stipends for lodging and mileage will be available, as needed.

Session Dates and Locations

Attendance is required at all sessions in order to complete the program.

  • January 8-9, 2024
    Jonesboro: Welcome and Orientation
  • March 12, 2024
    El Dorado
  • May 7, 2024
    Mountain Home
  • July 9, 2024
    West Memphis
  • September 17, 2024
    Pine Bluff
  • November 7 or 14, 2024
    Little Rock: Graduation Ceremony