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About Us

The Leadership Foundation for Women (LF4W) is a non-profit organization, formed in 2018, whose ultimate mission is to equip women to succeed.  LF4W will fulfill this purpose by providing professional development and educational opportunities for women.  Specifically, LF4W seeks to:

  • educate women about leadership and opportunities for personal growth;
  • foster professionalism and integrity in women;
  • encourage networking and professional relationship building among women;
  • provide a forum for professional development of women.

Board of Directors

Barbara Sugg

Chair

Barbara Sugg

With a nearly 30-year career in Information Technology in the male-dominated energy industry, Barbara Sugg is Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Security Officer at Southwest Power Pool, Inc., located in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Cindy Boyle

Treasurer

Cindy Boyle

Cindy Boyle leads the national cybersecurity practice at BKD, a national accounting and advisory firm. A native Arkansan, Cindy is based in Little Rock but serves clients across the country.

David Avery

David Avery

David Avery oversees internal and external communications and corporate philanthropy. He joined Windstream in 2006 as director of corporate communications and previously served as staff manager of corporate communications at Alltel Corp.

Kandi Hughes

Kandi Hughes

Kandi Hughes, acting secretary/treasurer for Central Arkansas Water’s Board of Commissioners, is an attorney at Southwest Power Pool.

Jana Law

Jana Law

Jana Law is Senior Counsel in legal regulatory at Entergy Services, LLC. Prior to joining Entergy, Ms. Law was a partner at the Roberts Law Firm, where she was the director of the firm’s utility and regulatory practice, as well as practiced in complex litigation.

Catherine Bays, CFRE

Catherine Bays, CFRE

Catherine currently serves as the Chief Development Officer for the Museum of Discovery. She is a strong supporter of the arts and advocacy for children and women leadership platforms.

Sharon Davis

Sharon Davis

Sharon Davis is the Founder and CEO of Strategic Technologies Corporation ( 1993) and Strategic Continuity Services (2005). As a native of Jonesboro, Arkansas, she attended Arkansas State University and the University of Mississippi with degrees in journalism.