Educating and inspiring women leaders to make a difference for over 28 years.

What is the Leadership Challenge?

Each year, in a highly competitive selection process, a limited number of outstanding women leaders are accepted into program membership. The participants meet for four, three-day sessions combining continuing education in leadership development, information and major discussions of state policy issues, and exposure to the philosophies and thoughts of the state’s business, cultural, educational and political leaders.

With the wealth of talented women in the state, Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge provides an enriching experience for both the participants and the state and new channels of communication to broaden the participation of women in addressing the critical issues facing Missouri.

Find out more about the Challenge and our selection process.


2017 Women of The Year Awards

Presented by Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation

These awards recognize prominent females in Missouri who exemplifies the definition of the Greater Missouri Woman…

“A Greater Missouri Woman is recognized as accomplished in her field of endeavor. The maturity and professionalism realized by reaching her level of success are demonstrated by her leadership, civic contributions and ability to inspire and support others.” Read More

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GMLC 2018 rolling toward the Missouri Capitol to meet some top legislators and Kelly Schultz and Katie Steele Danner this morning; then on to meet Supreme Court Justice Breckinridge; then to Jefferson City Correctional Center to learn about Restorative Justice; then on to the Governor's Mansion to meet First Lady Sheena Greitens and a panel of women cabinet leaders. @GreaterMissouri ... See MoreSee Less

Graduation gifts are wrapped. Diplomas are printed and signed. Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge Class of 2017 will learn about Missouri's global corporations and sustainability in St. Louis this week before their graduation on Friday. It's been an awesome year for these women leaders! ... See MoreSee Less