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.


GMLF Celebrates 30 Years With Special Logo

It’s hard to believe that Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year as an organization!  What began as a desire of Southwestern Bell Telephone employees in 1990 in St. Louis, has expanded to become the premier statewide leadership experience for women of all fields from all parts of Missouri.

You, as an alumna, are a part of this 30 Year Legacy!  The Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation Board of Directors is dedicated to celebrating our organization throughout 2019 in all corners of our state – because those who went before us deserve it, and those who come after us still need us.

And for 2019 – we have a 30th Anniversary Logo: 

More information regarding our 30th Anniversary will be forthcoming, and you will be able to check out the website at for more details.


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