Hustle In Heels - Women in Public Service Forum

Hustle In Heels - Women in Public Service Forum

November 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Contact Name:Shelle Summers
Contact Phone:(479) 636-1240

Event Details


$20 In-Person Registration includes boxed lunch from Newk's | $5 Virtual Registration

Women in Public Service Forum
Hustle in Heels - LADIES LEAD NWA is an initiative of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce dedicated to empowering, educating, and connecting women with a modern approach to professional and business development.

Join us on November 12 to hear from our dynamic speakers about their path to a career in public service and their suggestions for participants on how to engage, support and encourage women in public service. 

Civic engagement includes voting, volunteering and participating in group activities. This can mean attending school board and PTA meetings, volunteering and supporting our local nonprofits, and being in clubs and associations.  Share your time and talents with others and build relationships to understand what is happening in our community. Listen, learn and make connections for the common good during this program.  Participants may attend virtually or in-person.


12:00 Networking and Lunch for in-person participants

12:15 Panel Discussion with Q&A

About the Speakers:

Judge Christine Horwart, Benton County Circuit Judge - Christine is originally from Lincoln, Nebraska where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law. Christine relocated to Northwest Arkansas following law school, unwilling to endure another Nebraska winter! Christine was in private practice in Bentonville for 25 years, primarily handling Domestic Relations cases. In March 2020, she was elected to the bench as the Division 7 Circuit Court Judge. Christine will be sworn in on January 1, 2021 and her docket will consist of Domestic Relations and Probate Cases.

Deputy First Class Treola Lau, Bailiff in 2nd Division Circuit Court of Washington County - Treola has 13 years of service within multiple divisions of the Washington county Sherriff’s office. She currently holds an Intermediate Certificate of Law Enforcement in the state of Arkansas and has been Academy Certified for nine years. Working as a female in law enforcement provides her with a great sense of empowerment because it is such a male dominated profession. The work environment takes some adjusting to but overall it is a rewarding experience. Due to her small stature she has had to overcome many obstacles, both mentally and physically, leading her to become a better, stronger person. Treola has been married for five years and has a 10-month old son.

Jené Huffman-Gilreath, Shared Services Manager for the Rogers Water Utilities - Jené has dedicated her live professionally and personally to her community. She is a small business owner with her husband Chris and a mother of 3 amazing ladies.  Making her home in Rogers, Jené has volunteered for numerous organizations, mentored many women and men, and helped create a sense of belonging for everyone she comes in contact with.

Mayor Stephanie Orman, Bentonville - Is starting her 2nd year in office.  Stephanie has been married to Terry for over 20 years, and a Bentonville resident for over 15 years. They have 2 children, Taylor and Landry. Providing transparent communication has been one of Mayor Orman’s top priorities during her first year in office.  Some of her new initiatives include City of Bentonville becoming active on 3 social media outlets, the Great Neighborhood initiative, and the Bentonville 311 communication system that connects citizens to city services. Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and received her graduate degree from Southwest Missouri State.  Prior to being elected Mayor of Bentonville, she had a 20+ year career in the marketing industry, and served 2 terms on the Bentonville City Council.   

Who Should Attend?

All women in business are encouraged to attend whether you work in a professional office environment or run a machine in a manufacturing facility. This program is designed so that all women can participate.

Be sure to follow the group on social media and use the hashtag #heelsnotrequired.

To safeguard against community spread, all Chamber events currently scheduled are subject to being postponed and/or cancelled with new dates and times to be announced later. #KeepRogersSafe

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