Liz Young is the Director of the Arkansas Women’s Business Center in El Dorado, Ark. She is responsible for helping women-owned small businesses start, grow and compete in markets by providing quality training, counseling and access to capital and other resources. Her experience includes a wide range of skills including small business startup, volunteer management, training and supervision, instructing and farming. Liz managed the horticulture programs with the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute for four years before moving to North Carolina to start up a small-scale organic vegetable farm that she managed for three years. Liz serves on the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group board of directors. She received her B.S. in horticulture from the University of Arkansas.
Shay Kaldem is the Marketing Coordinator for the Arkansas Women’s Business Center. She is responsible for the marketing and communication efforts for the AWBC, and organizes events, trainings, and fundraising efforts for the Center such as Mistletoe Market, Spring Market, and Society of 75. Shay graduated from Southern Arkansas University with a Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing.