Life is busy for Sabrina Lewellen. As the 2017-2018 president of the Junior League of Little Rock (JLLR) she presides over one of the largest women’s organizations in the state. On top of that, she is the deputy director and assistant secretary of the Arkansas State Senate and is a member of several legislative societies and a local community advisory committee.
It’s in her position in the JLLR, which celebrates its centennial in 2022, that she is encouraging more women to become leaders in their communities. While the nonprofit’s mission is constant from year to year—to decrease childhood obesity, improve student literacy, and provide leadership training for Little Rock women—its president gets to set a theme for her tenure. Lewellen’s theme is “Women Saying Yes.” That means taking on roles within and outside of the organization that will facilitate change, particularly in the realms of children’s health and school preparedness….