World Woman Summit 2018


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The focus for the conference: Ensuring the well-being of women and their economic futures. There are currently nearly 11 million women entrepreneurs in the United States. In Arkansas, women are leading the nation in health and in coding — the new technology accelerator.

Another conference purpose is a strategic goal of expanding mentoring to reach another 1 million women by 2030. 

Our enduring challenge at the conference is to think strategically about transforming the leaky career pipeline to equitable opportunities for women. Too few are entering medical specialties or succeeding on to CEO levels in business.

Women’s success is important to global success whether it is in food production, entrepreneurship, finance, technology or healthcare.

This is the story that we’ve captured at the conference weaving together colorful sketches and compelling passages from the many presentations. Below we’ve included our live drawings of the future of women in technology, entrepreneurship, food systems, the global economy, and sustainability.

You can request a download of the Action Craft Conference Sketchbook here to see how we help you craft meaningful action from insightful ideas and inspiring drawings



Thank you for your commitment to improving Little Rock's economic mobility.


January Meeting Notice and Agenda

Community Leaders, Educators and Employers, we want to invite you to join us for the second set of Little Rock NSEM Meetings.

West Central Community Center, 4521 John Barrow Road

Sunday, January 21st, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Welcome, Recap of December Meetings and Meet Newcomers

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Digging into the current workforce and opportunity pipeline by the three cycles and cogs: Foundational Education (Experience, Exposure, Network Support), Postsecondary Credential (Educational Experience, Work Experience, Support Network), and Workplace Entry and Advancement (Professional Development, Work Support, Professional Network).

A set of questions around each that surface what we are doing in LR in each cycle and what we need to know to be effective in each. These are at least three small groups, one for each cycle. Subgroups share their initial thoughts and findings with the whole group. There is a whole group reflection on how these three are disconnected and can be better connected so no person falls through the cracks.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
Putting expectations and hopes for 2018 on the calendar. Signing up for the working groups. Final reflections on the day and discussion about next steps and the Monday meeting.

Monday, January 22nd , 9 AM – Noon

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Welcome, Recap of Sunday Meeting and Meet Newcomers

9:30 AM – 10 AM
Systems versus Programs Game with three groups who are focused on the three cycles.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cycle groups meet to discuss what it means for them in their cycle to take a more systemic approach. They come back and report to the full group.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Figure out the calendar, roles and structure going forward for the next six months.

Monday, January 22nd 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Lunch and a working session to go through the data questions presented by NSEM and the NSEM process docs to discuss what data we have and can get.  We working toward having an Integrated Action Plan by the end of the year to present to NSEM.


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