The 2016 Women’s History Month Observance was an awesome event. Author Jason Irby was joined by a dynamic and multi-dimensional panel of distinguished women. The panelists presented warm, yet direct dialogue and freely discussed both professional and personal aspects of their lives and contributions of women in history.
“The panelists and audience embraced each other’s passion, faith and energy which created a feeling of a family-style atmosphere,” Irby stated.
The Panel was divided into two groups. Six women were presenting panelists including:
After awarding 5 recipients as “Legend Among Us” before an enthusiastic audience at the Arkansas Heritage Celebration of Black History Month, author Jason Irby announced his pledging of the first $500.00 to establish a contest that would create a signature Arkansas food dish.
Irby is an author, and founding chairman of Jason IRBY INNOVATION Foundation (JIIF). Secretary/Treasurer, Tiffaney Lewis also pledged a matching $500.00 in prize money.
Irby first revealed the initiative to establish a the Arkansas Signature Food Dish Contest after reading IT’S OFFICIAL! The Real Stories Behind Arkansas’s State Symbols, by Arkansas Capital Historian David Ware.