VCWoman Achieve Alumni

Meet our past Woman Achieve Alumni who are growing their businesses and the Mentors who guided them.

2024 Woman Achieve Mentor Cohort

Rhonda Aaron

BL Brand PR Agency - Owner

Samantha Arroyos

SERVE2PERFORM - LatinXNA Lead Partner

Dr. Arnessa Bennett

NLR Mayor's Office - Director of Special Project & NLR Diversity Equity Inclusion Alliance

Cassandra Benning

The Floating Lotus - Owner, Esthetician, Yoga Teacher

Karen Bergh

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center - Innovation Specialist

Dana Dussing Berry

Stone Ward Advertising Agency - PR Director

Leslie Davis

Harbor Environmental and Safety - President, CEO

Mandy French

StillPoint Accounting - President

Alicia Funa

Arvest Bank - Vice President, Commercial Banker

Sarah Heer

Arkie Travels - Founder, Travel Blogger

Alese Johnston

StorageTrader - Co-Founder

Cassandra Kidd

U.S. Bank - Business Access Advisor

Crystal Kohanke

Arkansas Children's - SVP & Chief People Officer

Kim McPherson

Perspective Healthcare Solutions - Owner

Itzel Meador

First Security Bank - Director of SBA Lending

Lesley Nalley

Empire Financial Architects/Eagle Strategies - Financial Advisor

Beverly Roberson

Garver - Principal Accounting Officer, Controller

Liz Russell

Liz Russell Solutions - Principal

Elizabeth Small

UA Little Rock - Director Business Networking, Instructor of Real Estate Development

Samantha Stewart

Certified Pies - Co-Owner

Lesley Stewart

Arvest Bank - Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer

Kimberly Trell

Kimber Décor Events - CEO, Wedding Planner, Designer

Srividya Venkatasubramanya

Ra-Ve Cultural Foundation - President, Executive Director

Tamara Williams

iPropel You - CEO, Executive Career Coach

2024 Woman Achieve Mentee Cohort

Olivia Barraza

Latinas en Bici - Co-Founder, Executive Director

Dr. Ginny Blankenship

The Blankenship Group, LLC - Principal Consultant

Kendalynn Bolton

KB's Love By the Pound and More - Owner, Baker, Cake Decorator

Diana Dominguez

Más Libritos Bookstore - Founder, Owner

Gina Flake

B&B Safety Training - Founder/CEO, Instructor

Erika Gee

Ease Supper Club - Founder

Eve Geiggar

Made to Manifest LLC - Owner, Founder

Brianna Golden

Golden Standard Construction, LLC - Owner

Maya Gray

Day Dream Design Firm - Brand Growth Strategist

Meosha Howard

Infidimensional Skin - Owner, Operator

Christie Ison

Food Jobs Work - Founder, Executive Director

Candice James

Effortless Rentals - CEO

Carleena Jones

AARP Foundation - SCSEP Program Project Director

Jacinda Jones

Aretha’s Beverages - Owner

Amy Keever

Amy Keever Gallery - Artist, Owner

Mandy Lloyd

Mr. Blinds - Owner

Sandi Macklom

Sandi Sue’s Gluten Free Bakery - Founder, Owner

Michelle Mothershed

Compassionately Connected for Veterans Inc. - Founder, CEO

Dr. Quinyatta Mumford

Village Public Health - Founder, CEO

Ada Noh

Noh Eyes (Optometry/Dry Eye) - Founder

Julie Pinkerton

Evozen - Founder, CEO

Elysia Contreras Springer

ReggioBaby & Sensee Toys - Founder, CEO; Gnargo Bike Co. - Co-Founder

Yolanda West-Calvin

D’Zirable Events & Design, LLC - Owner

Abby Willroth

Willroth Consulting - Owner, Substance Abuse Professional (DOT-SAP)

2023 VCWoman Achieve Alumni

Debi Barnes

Debi Barnes Consulting

Ashley Capel

Capel Consulting (Owner) & MHP / Team SI (Director of Operations)

Anika Dixon

Principal Broker, Goss Management & Realty

Noressa Kennedy Hinkler

Travel Nurse Across America, Director of Marketing & Communications

Marla Johnson

LeapXL, CEO & Cofounder

Vianca Armstrong -Jordan

LIT & FIT (Founder) / Woman Face Your Fears (CEO) / The Nutrition Spot (Owner)

Crystal Kohanke

Arkansas Children's, SVP & Chief People Officer

Dawn-Marie Martin

CG Infinity, Project Manager

Amy Pierce

Bank Strategic Solutions, President

Latanyua T. Robinson

Latrobe LLC, Founder & President

Liz Russell

Liz Russell Solutions, Principal

Abby Sims

Trabian, Vice President of Software Delivery

Elizabeth Small

UA Little Rock, Director Business Networking

Joy Springer

Arkansas State Representative,

Chung Tan

City of Fayetteville, Deputy Director

Stacy Tan

SupplyPike, VP of Retail Insights

Brooke Vines

Vines/Brookshire, Co-founder

Tamara Williams

iPropel You, Executive Career Coach

Kanesha Adams

Bearapy Bookshelf, CEO

Miya Blackmon

Little Rock Lightning Basketball Team

Essie Burton

Nutrish by NQ, Owner

Marisa Cahill

Cahill Exterior Design, Owner

Mandy French

StillPoint Accounting, President

Tina Gilbert

Next Level Training Solutions Group, LLC, CEO

Crystal Haner

Enova Cosmetics, Founder & Owner

Sarah Heer

Arkie Travels, Co-founder

Megan Heim

Big Charlie's Fireworks

Sara Hurst

Bella's Kitchen and Wellnes, Founders,

Kristi Jones

Synolo Wellness, Founder

Vernice Nazare King

KingCare Painting/ Commercial Construction Contractors of Arkansas, Business Manager

Kristin Knox

Knox Media Group LLC, Owner

Shana Owens

GammaMed, CEO & Founder

Jennifer Sammons

Alpha InJenuity, LLC, President & CEO

Samantha Stewart

Certified Pies, Co-Owner

Wendy Schay & Jill McDonald

The Croissanterie, Founders

2022 VCWoman Achieve Alumni

Jean Block

Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority

Tracy Cryer

Deloitte Consulting LLP

Lisa Ferrell

North Bluffs Development Corporation

Itzel Meador

First Security Bank

Keneasha Scott

K Scott Consults, LLC

Joyce Springer

Arkansas State Representative,

Errin Stanger

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

Chung Tan

City of Fayetteville, Deputy Director

Deborah Temple

Director of lending for Communities Unlimited

Tamara Williams

iPropel You, Executive Career Coach

Wendy Cathey

Premier Group Tech

Cat Hutchings

SpotLight Jewelry and MoonLight Supplies

Ar'Jillian Gilmer

Gilmer's Learning Solutions, LLC.