Three new board members are joining the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas.
The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas recently announced the addition of three new board members to the organization’s Board of Directors. The new directors include Katherine Berry, Yolanda Hughes and Kim Lane.
In a WFA press release, Executive Director Anna Beth Gorman welcomed the three new members and praised them for the skill sets and experiences they are bringing to the board.
“The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas is pleased to welcome our three newest members to our Board of Directors. They have a diverse set of experiences and skill sets that make them valuable assets to WFA and our Board,” said Gorman. “We are also pleased our newest members are geographically diverse and will be instrumental in helping expand our footprint throughout the state.”
Read the new board director’s biographies:
Katherine Berry serves as Senior Advisor for Advancement, an adjunct professor, and First Lady at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. She has previously served on the Ouachita Baptist University Education Advisory board, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Higher Educational Alumni Advisory board, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Graduate Education Advisory board. She has also volunteered in public schools throughout the state, as well as with several arts organizations. She brings a wealth of fundraising knowledge to the WFA, as well as representation of Southwest Arkansas to the board.
Yolanda Hughes is the long-time owner and operator of a small business, RSVP Catering. Hughes has been owner of the over 40-year-old business since 2003 and worked as an employee before that. Hughes offers a unique perspective on the challenges women and minority business owners face to the WFA, as well as a broad skill set that includes finance, marketing, and diversity. She is based in Maumelle.
Kim Lane is CEO of the Conductor, a public-private partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting that drives innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic empowerment in Central Arkansas. She also serves as director of Global Entrepreneurship Week Central Arkansas, founder and director of Startup Grind Central Arkansas, regional director of 1 Million Cups, and is on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Arkansas and on the Arkansas Fellowship board. Lane brings expertise in entrepreneurship and innovation to the WFA. She is based in Conway.