On behalf of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal staff, I am pleased to present to you the 2017 class of Women in Business honorees.
If you want to feel inspired, I think you will enjoy finding out a little more about this year’s honorees and their success. Through a Q&A format, the 10 women featured in this issue discuss some of the key aspects behind their leadership, drive and commitment to serving the Northwest Arkansas region. From their professional accomplishments to the energy they pour into their communities, their contributions are many.
This is our third year to select a Women in Business class, and it was especially gratifying to see so many nominations. We received nearly 40 of them, from business partners, friends, board members, co-workers and bosses. We had a lot of tough decisions to end up with the 10 winners from the Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith areas, but ultimately, having so many nominations only means good things for the region.
If you nominated someone who was not chosen, I would encourage you to nominate them (and others) again next year. Nominations are accepted throughout the year with a deadline of April 2018.
For the first time this year, an event to honor Women in Business winners will be held. All will be recognized at a networking event at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. It is co-sponsored by Miller Commercial Flooring and Cox Communications.
Congratulations to the Women in Business honorees of 2017. I hope you enjoy reading these profiles. It’s a section we enjoyed producing.
To read about the third class of Women in Business honorees, click here, or browse the list below.
- Jay Amargós
- Jessica Elizabeth Flake Dearnley
- Jessica DuQuesne
- Renee Durham
- Rebecca Elkins
- Angela Grayson
- Rebecca Hurst
- Sandy Johnson
- Sandy Royce Martin
- Pearl McElfish