Immediate Release Women in Business Conference is Huge Success

Stacey Mason of Mason on Leadership kicked off the inaugural Women in Business Leadership Conference with her message forwomenin the audienceto expect the unexpected. Mason reinforced theimportance of adapting to change through personal stories and personality descriptions. The conferencewas held Friday, Oct. 16 at Independence Hall on the UACCB campus.There were approximately 115 women present for the first event of its kind in this region.Thirteen facilitators from all over Independence County, Northwest Arkansas, Central Arkansas, and Northeast Arkansas provided guidance and leadership on several topics such as“Startup Advice for Female Entrepreneurs,” “Leading Lady: When You are the Only Skirt Among Suits,” and “Changing Careers.” Bre ChapmanSenior Vice President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallasjoined Stacey Mason as a featured presenter with an on-stage interview moderated by Janelle Shell, Director of Marketing and Business Development Manager at Citizens Bank. Chapman replied candidly to Shell’s questions about managing a quality relationship with her spouse and daughter and taking care of an aging parent all while climbing the corporate ladder.“It was an honor for Citizens Bank to support and encourage the many women who gathered to be inspired, educated and motivated, and to make a difference in their communities and their workplaces,” said Janelle Shell.

“Helping Women succeed and assume leadership positions is a valuable part of our bank’s beliefs. We congratulate the conference on its success and look forward to supporting it next year.”