IN THIS ISSUE:
- 2016 GREATER MISSOURI WOMAN OF THE YEAR
- VOLUNTEER – MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
- SESSION TWO – KANSAS CITY GMLC 2016
- THE SPOTLIGHT – GMLC CLASS OF 2016
- “DUE” YOUR THING! PAY IT FORWARD
- ARE YOU PART OF OUR “GROUP”
- GMLC SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR 2017!
- WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
2016 GREATER MISSOURI WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Carolyn Long, KCTV 5, served as our guest emcee at this year’s Greater Missouri Woman of the Year Luncheon on May 17 in Kansas City, Missouri where we were proud to present Dr. Bridget McCandless, President and CEO of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City with this award.
The event took place at the beautiful Marriott Country Club Plaza and was filled with Greater Missouri alums, sponsors and supporters of our new Woman of the Year.
The Greater Missouri Woman of the Year is awarded to each year to someone who is intellectually curious, interacts well with others, and while passionate in her beliefs, is open-minded when confronted with new points of view. She is also committed to a life of learning and personal growth.
Dr. McCandless focuses on leadership, advocacy and provision of resources to eliminate barriers and promote quality health for uninsured and underserved residents in the Greater Kansas City area.
Previous leaders recognized as a Greater Missouri Woman of the Year include; Maxine Clark, Teresa Maledy, Cici Rojas, Honorable Ann Covington, Sister Berta Sailer, Senator Claire McCaskill, and the late Duana Dralus.
Greater Missouri is proud and honored to add Dr. Bridget McCandless to this distinguished list of women.
VOLUNTEER – MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
As a service to our GMLC alums, we will periodically announce organizations looking for qualified individuals to serve on Boards. This month the Girl Scouts are looking for several board positions. If this is something that speaks to you, please contact Susan Vaughn (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information and/or to submit your board application.
When Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in 1912, she understood that dedicated and dynamic leaders were vital to helping girls develop their full potential and that still rings true today.
Susan Vaughn (GMLC 1994) sits on the Board Development Committee for the Girl Scouts of Missouri Heartland Board. Her team is looking for board members who are willing to serve and oversee the program which covers 68 counties (63 in Missouri, 3 in Kansas and 2 in Oklahoma).
There are 2 one -year terms open and several 3-year terms. The Board meets 5 times a year, usually in Springfield, Missouri (third Friday afternoon of the month). However, all meetings can be attended by phone.
Does your corporation or non-profit have a posting that you would like to share with our alums? Please contact Sarah Wehde (email@example.com) with details.
SESSION TWO – KANSAS CITY GMLC 2016
A packed session two took place in Kansas City June 8- 10. Challengers gained a clearer understanding of the connection between diversity and economic development and the opportunities, challenges, and impact that diverse communities experience as they attain economic success. Challengers also had the opportunity to see firsthand the role non-profits play in the vitality and stability of our communities. View additional photos from this session.
Next stop, session 3 in Kirksville; September 14 – 16, where GMLC 2016 will learn about issues facing smaller Missouri communities.
TWO GMLC ALUMS HONORED AND RECOGNIZED
Two Greater Missouri Alums were recently honored at the Columbia Chamber Annual Dinner in June.
Nancy Allison, GMLC 2012, received the Debin Benish Businesswoman of the Year Award. After serving as an employee for more than 30 years for the corporate office of Shelter Insurance, Nancy became a small business owner by establishing her own Shelter Insurance Agency, where she has experienced continued success, including the attainment of multiple insurance industry awards.
Kat Cunningham, GMLC Alum and former board member, received Columbia’s Outstanding Citizen Award. Kat founded Moresource twenty years ago, a nationally certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise. Moresource provides the services of human resources, payroll, benefits administration, bookkeeping, and a full service insurance agency for businesses. Today, Moresource provides services to business owners in more than 13 states.
According to Greater Missouri Executive Director Jan Grossmann, “Kat is energetic, encouraging, mentoring, passionate about all she undertakes, and most of all caring and generous. Kat is respected by those with whom she works and volunteers. She is committed to personal growth and she is supportive and inspirational to our community!”
Congratulations to both Nancy and Kat on these well deserved awards. We love to follow the success of our Greater Missouri women and truly appreciate them for lighting the way and being shining examples for all of us here at GMLF.
THE SPOTLIGHT – GMLC CLASS OF 2016
GMLC Class of 2016 is our biggest class yet with over 45 women. Get to know some of our amazing women from our GMLC Class of 2016!
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Regional Director of Advancement Great Circle
“DUE” YOUR THING! PAY IT FORWARD
As a GMLC alum, you have unique access to a network of over 500 + women leaders. Our Annual Due’s and Lifetime Membership Drive allows Greater Missouri the opportunity to:
– Provide scholarships for future generations of women leaders to experience GMLC
– Host alumni networking events
– Support you as leaders and keep our GMLC network active for you to access for years to come
– Brand GMLC for future sponsorship and support
Please be on the lookout for our Annual Due’s mailer coming to your home/office mid-July or make a secure payment today.
You are Greater Missouri & we appreciate your support!
ARE YOU PART OF OUR “GROUP”
LinkedIn that is…if you haven’t already, join our Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge Alumnae Group today. This group is a vehicle for communicating and sharing with other women leaders who have had a common experience in GMLC.
Also, if you haven’t already done so, make sure to list your participation with GMLC on your LinkedIn profile! What GMLC Class? Did you hold a Board position for Greater Missouri? Have you served on any Greater Missouri Committees? You can list any of this under the categories of: Experience or Organizations.
If you have any questions regarding your LinkedIn Profile or need help joining our LinkedIn Alumnae Group, please contact Communications Director, Sarah Wehde (firstname.lastname@example.org)
GMLC SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR 2017!
Do you know an accomplished female leader that would be an excellent candidate for the Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge? Nominate them for the Class of 2017. It’s easy, using our direct link.
WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
Here at Greater Missouri we want to hear about YOU and hear from YOU. Please let us know of any achievements, promotions, publications, family news, or career news that you may want to share or celebrate.