‘Woman-Run’ group helping female entrepreneurs, inventors

by Roby Brock (roby@talkbusiness.net) 667 views 

Wright Lindsey Jennings attorney Meredith Lowry spends her days helping clients protect their intellectual property. She’s also active in advancing the state’s technology sector and promoting more female entrepreneurs. And, Lowry is raising three children and contributing to the community through a variety of nonprofit efforts.

Channel all of those professional and personal interests into one funnel and you’ll see how Lowry helped fund Woman-Run, a networking group of women who trade resources and boost each other’s careers.

“The group is made out of women that have started their own business or are thinking about starting their own business or inventors that are testing the waters,” Lowry said of Woman-Run. “It was based off of our experience with women that run their own business that this is a resource group that they’re sometimes a little busy to go and find other resources that they may need. And so we brought the resources to them.”

A number of chambers of commerce in central and Northwest Arkansas are supportive of the group as is the Arkansas Small Business Technology and Development Center. The group meets every other month in Little Rock or Northwest Arkansas to network.

“[We] provide programming from either having, listening to someone that started their own business, or also talking about potential sources for funding or website design. So those are in the works,” said Lowry, who appeared on this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics.

Woman-Run has a Facebook page and is working on a web site.

Lowry was recently chosen for the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s “Women in Business” awards this year. Talk Business & Politics, parent company of the Journal, will launch an inaugural “Women in Business” award in Northeast Arkansas this fall. Nominations are open now.

“It gives us, all the people in the group, and then others in the community a chance to recognize their achievements. People are doing great things in Arkansas and so it’s going to be exciting to see this in Northeast Arkansas,” Lowry said.

You can watch all of Lowry’s interview in the video below.

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