Meredith Brunen is the 2014 Young Woman of the Year. Chosen for her commitment to improving lives through higher education, Meredith has worked for nearly a decade to raise support for students and faculty at NorthWest Arkansas Community College.
Susan Duke is the 2014 ATHENA Woman of the Year. Chosen for her commitment to improving the quality of life in northwest Arkansas, Susan has been involved in numerous local nonprofit organizations, including the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, Children’s Advocacy Center, and the Children’s Safety Center, among many others.
One of the conference’s most popular speakers ever, Christine Cashen is returning as the 2014 Morning Motivational Speaker. Author of The Good Stuff, Cashen is often described as “hilarious” or “phenomenal.” She is an authority on sparking innovative ideas to handle conflict, reduce stress and energize employees, and she definitely knows the right way to put the toilet paper on the roll. You don’t want to miss...
Olympic champion, executive producer, and entrepreneur Sanya Richards-Ross is this year’s keynote speaker. One of the fastest women in the world, Richards-Ross has more sub- :50 race times than any female in history. Off the track, Sanya started the Sanya Richards Fast Track Program, which helps feed her passion for giving back. She’s also a successful business woman, with a hair salon in Austin, Texas, and a luxury hair extension line.
The NWA Business Women’s Conference is known for the phenomenal keynote speakers who’ve delivered messages of encouragement and empowerment over the past 16 years. Past keynote speakers include Andie MacDowell (2013), Amy Grant (2012), Deborah Norville (2011), Helen Hunt (2010), Mia Hamm (2009), Gladys Knight (2008), Campbell Brown (2007) and Pat Summit (2006).