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.


A Word from Our President, Kim Becking…

Greetings Greater Missouri Leadership Friends!

Looking ahead to 2019, the year of our 30th GMLC class, we hope you will remain involved with Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation by continuing to nominate exceptional women leaders for the Challenge, by joining or helping organize regional alumnae events, by participating as a member of our coordinating team for your region, by nominating outstanding leaders for our Women of the Year honors, and by paying your dues!

Celebrating 30 years of GMLC will be fun…there are several special events being planned throughout our state, and we’ll update you about those events as they happen, so that you can engage with other alumnae to participate. 

I’m proud to serve this 30th year for GMLC as President of your Board of Directors.  I look forward to meeting the amazing 37 women leaders who have been selected for the Class of 2019!  I’m also looking forward to getting better acquainted with many of you.  We couldn’t do all we do without you, and we appreciate your continued input and involvement.

Our 2018 GMLC sessions were ranked exceptionally high by our Challengers, with an average session rating of 4.63 (out of possible 5.0) overall rating!  THANK YOU to all of our session planning team members, who generously stepped up with significant donations of time, expertise, and sponsorships!

Please know that your feedback is always welcomed by the GMLF Board of Directors and our executive director!  We appreciate and thank you for your engagement, your financial support with dues and with contributions to our Scholarship Fund, and for the time you spend promoting Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation.  Thank you for the honor to serve you this year!

Kindest Regards,

Kim Becking, alumna 1998

Chief Motivator, Momentum Motivation

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