Women Can!

Women Can! 2014 - Empowering The Professional Woman

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, Leadership Arkansas will present Women Can! 2014, "empowering the professional woman." This will be an opportunity for professional women from around the state to come together to discuss leadership strategies, career empowerment, professional development and networking. The event will feature speakers on a wide range of topics, including personal branding, negotiation skills, mentorship/sponsorship, small business development, career transitions, management tips/skills, politics, workplace adversities and the unanticipated consequences of success.

Keynote Speakers:

Anne Doyle

Anne is a leadership and communications strategist, keynote speaker, media commentator and author of “POWERING UP! How America’s Women Achievers Become Leaders.” She brings three decades of trailblazing journalism, business and political credentials to her work. From TV newsrooms to sports locker rooms, from boardrooms to congressional hallways, Anne Doyle has honed her skills in some of the toughest leadership laboratories and with accomplished sports, business and political leaders including Reggie Jackson, Sparky Anderson, Jac Nasser, Jack Welch, Kathleen Ligocki and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow.

Sonja Hubbard, CPA

Sonja has served as Chief Executive Officer for E-Z Mart Stores Inc. for 15 years. E-Z Mart Stores Inc. is a Texarkana, Texas-based chain of over 300 operating locations in the four-state area consisting of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. The company was founded in 1970 by Jim Yates, Sonja’s father, with the first location in Nashville, Arkansas. E-Z Mart was recognized in 2001 by the University of Arkansas Walton College as a Business Giant, has been listed in the Fortune 500’s Largest Privately Held Businesses, ranked in Working Woman’s Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses and appeared on Arkansas’s Largest Privately Held Companies lists. E-Z Mart Inc. remains family owned and operated.

Keynote Presentation - Women in the Public Eye

Korto Mormolu

Korto is a fashion designer and stylist. Korto was born in Monrovia, Liberia, and lived there until 1990 with her parents and siblings. They left due to civil war and settled in Canada where Korto pursued her passion and studied fashion design at the L’Academies des Couturiers Design Institute in Ottawa, Ontario. After graduation, she moved to Arkansas with her husband to raise their daughter and began producing chic women’s wear and accessories influenced by her African roots and inspired by rich fabrics. Korto appeared on the fifth season of Bravo TV’s hit show Project Runway, and has since appeared on Project Runway All Stars. Highlighted as one of the top five designers to watch by New York Magazine for fall 2010 collections at New York Fashion Week, Korto has been featured in Southern Living magazine, People magazine, Essence magazine, Kouture magazine, the LA Times, Ladybrille.com, InStyle.com and Washingtonian magazine.

Stephanie Streett

As Executive Director of the Clinton Foundation, Stephanie is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Clinton Presidential Center, including the development and implementation of its educational programs, special events, exhibits, services and staff management. She establishes and cultivates strategic partnerships and cooperative arrangements with state and local governments, the non-profit and private sectors, community groups and other organizations. Streett serves on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Partnership of Little Rock, Arkansas, and the Arkansas Alumni Association. She is Chair of the Board of Directors for City Year Little Rock/North Little Rock, and is a member of the International Women’s Forum Arkansas. During the Clinton administration, Streett was appointed Assistant to the President and Director of Scheduling. Previously, she served as a staff member for the United States Senate Committee on the Budget. Streett received a B.S. in political science from the University of Arkansas.