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Our Story

While networking at a Clinton Career Women meeting one day, Alahna Norton and Mindi Phillips knew they needed to share this style of networking closer to their own home bases in Rankin County. The two ladies immediately co-founded Reservoir Career Women as they saw a need in our area for women to gather, learn, and gain support from each other.

To date, this has been a terrific endeavor to watch relationships develop and grow as new friendships are formed. The support of these ladies for each other and the group continues to grow and bless all of us.

Meet the Board

Want to meet the ladies that created this fantastic group? They are Alahna Stewart Norton and Mindi Phillips! Amanda Kittrell came on later as web admin, and Arlette Thompson joined the Board after volunteering to run our text messages and be our event coordinator.

Alahna is energetic and passionate about helping people. As a full-time realtor since 2012, she has helped many first time buyers navigate the waters of becoming a homeowner by educating them on the process and making the journey fun and less stressful. Alahna is also experienced with helping seasoned homeowners sell and buy their next dream home.

Prior to working in real estate, Alahna has helped families and our community by working as a Community Educator and Volunteer Coordinator for a local hospice. She has used those experiences to become one of very few Senior Real Estate Specialists in our area.

Alahna loves bringing a creative and fun quality to her marketing and sales endeavors. Ready to buy or sell? Visit her site HERE, or email her directly at

Mindi relocated to Mississippi from New Jersey in 2008, and since day one, she has been actively involved with the community. She currently works as the Promotional Marketing Director for Lil' Ms Promo, a division of Lil' Ms Sew & Sew, located on Old Fannin Road in Flowood, MS.

Mindi is also the owner of Leisure Cruise and Travel, a full-service travel agency assisting clients in creating their vacation memories, one trip at a time. In addition, Mindi is a member of the Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialists Association and is a Romance Travel Specialist.

Mindi is very involved with the Chamber of Flowood. She has been on the Board of Directors for the last several years, and she has served as Flowood Board President in 2015. In 2013, Mindi was named one of the Top 50 Leading Women in Business by the MS Business Journal.

Amanda Kittrell

Ambassador, Web Admin

A self-described Jill of all Trades, Amanda likes to dabble in things she's never tried before, which led to her hobby of designing websites for friends and family, and eventually the Reservoir Career Women group.

You may see her during meeting days taking pics of speakers and the buffet, while also helping with the intake. Amanda also built and edits the website, adding members and writing the monthly meeting blog.

If you would like to advertise on the site, or if you just have a general question about the meeting, please don't hesitate to ask! Use the contact form under the Contact menu, or you may email us directly at

Visit Amanda's personal site here:

Arlette Hulsey Thompson, of Madison, MS, is now in her 13th year as the office manager of Mississippi Magazine. Arlette maintains our group's text alerts and helps to coordinate special events or projects. In her spare time, she is the President of the Salvation Army's Women's Auxiliary.

If you would like to sign up for our reminder/text system, please email us at


We're here to help! Use the button to email with any questions you may have, including meeting times and  to inquire about adding your name under our "Members" section!