The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Women in Business Awards luncheon will take place Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Conway Expo Center and Fairgrounds. The event will begin with a panel discussion at 9 a.m. followed by the awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
“Women in Business is an annual event where the Chamber has the opportunity to honor women who have done outstanding things in our business community,” said director of membership development Whitney Cummings. “At the event, we will not only announce the five outstanding women in business, but one of those winners will also be named our Diamond Achievement Winner.”
Guest speaker for the event will be Terri Jordan, vice president of technology for Microsoft Retail Stores. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Central Arkansas.
“The thing about corporations is you need diversity, both in gender and other demographics, because it will make for a better product at the end of the day,” Jordan said at a 2011 visit to her alma mater.
In 2009, Jordan was recruited by the COO of Microsoft to be part of the founding leadership team of Microsoft Retail stores. Among her many accomplishments, Jordan formed the IT team that designed and deployed the technological groundwork which led to the opening of the first Microsoft Retail stores in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mission Viejo, Calif. Jordan and her team also opened a record 35 specialty stores in a single day on Oct. 26, 2012, and were responsible for developing the first Windows Phone POS.
Businesses are highly encouraged to reserve a table for the awards luncheon. To reserve a table, please visit ConwayChamber.org and click on the Women in Business icon. For more information contact Whitney Cummings at Whitney@ConwayArkansas.org or 501-932-5411.