JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Men and women from all over Region 8 gathered at Arkansas State University Thursday to attend the first ever Women's Business Leadership Conference.
Several workshops took place throughout the day and the conference ended with a panel discussion.
Dr. Faye Cocchiara is a lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington.
She spoke to people about gender inequality and why it happens.
"It's not only an important morale issue. When people do the same job and don't get the same amount of money for that job that their doing it's an economic issue," Dr. Cocchiara said. "We can't exclude any group of people because then we're causing our economy to be inefficient."
More than 300 people attended the conference.