Educating and inspiring women leaders to make a difference for over 29 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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Our Greater Missouri Board President, Kim Becking with Kim Becking - Momentum Motivation, did an awesome job today on ABC 17 News KMIZ with Deborah Kendrick ABC 17 News talking about the Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge, the premiere women’s leadership development program in the state of Missouri. Kim went through the program in 1999. We now have almost 1000 women strong across the state of women who have been through our leadership program. Women leaders making an impact in their communities, in our state and at the national level. So proud of all of their accomplishments. Our organization is celebrating their 30th year next year and we can't wait to celebrate with you! ❤️ Want to learn more about Greater Missouri? Visit #gmlc #greatermo #womenleaders #womeninleadership #missouriwomenleaders #makinganimpact #differencemakers ... See MoreSee Less

Inspiring planning and lively, thoughtful discussions by the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation Board of Directors, to update our strategic plan at our 2018 retreat in Rocheport this weekend! Fabulous meeting led by our President Kim Becking! ... See MoreSee Less