117: Meet Stephanie Harris

Stephanie Harris is on a mission to empower women to take on larger roles in government, business and other leaderships roles in Arkansas (and to foster a few more sweet tooths while she's at it).

1. Name, occupation, years in LR, neighborhood: Stephanie Harris, Attorney (Law to Go - website launching soon!), Owner of Sweet Candy + Gifts, founder of Women Lead Arkansas; 19.5 years in LR; SOMA

2. What do you love most about your job? I love working for myself the most. I have always been recalcitrant, impatient, and bore easily. Being my own boss means I get a lot of freedom, both to be successful and to fail. Either way, it's mostly my doing.

3. If you ate a each meal at a different local restaurant for a day, what would they be? I don't eat breakfast, but when my nieces stay over, we often get donuts at Community Bakery. You can't go wrong with chocolate glazed. For lunch, I think Root Cafe is really delicious. I'm not a huge fan of the ordering system, but that is quickly forgotten when the food arrives. I almost always get a burger or the chicken salad salad. For dinner, my new favorite dish is at Baja Grill in the Heights. I LOVE the naked mushroom burrito. Plus, margaritas. My husband and I eat out a lot these days because we're so busy. We have a bunch of favorites and love the plethora of options in Little Rock and North Little Rock. 

4. It's your day off -- what are you up to? I don't have days off. I have so much going on right now, I can fill every minute. I try to make time to binge-watch shows with Jason during the weekday evenings. Otherwise, I'm busy doing all the things. I do look forward to being in a position to hire more, so that I can delegate. I used to not like to delegate because, well, I don't really like to give up control. But now, I crave the help. I look forward to even just a weekend to unplug and relax. I have to put myself in places where I don't have access to text, email, or internet if I am to truly relax. 

5. Complete this sentence. In the next five years, I hope: In the next five years, I hope to be more effective in my nonprofit efforts by helping to break the record number of women in our General Assembly, have multiple Law to Go locations within Arkansas and in surrounding states; and have Sweet's debt paid so that all the revenue can go to Women Lead Arkansas

Join Stephanie and thousands of men and woman across the US as they march tomorrow, Saturday, January 21, to highlight the many issues women still face in our country. Check-in for the march in downtown Little Rock begins at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Pulaski and Capitol.