Educating and inspiring women leaders to make a difference for over 27 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 2017 visited Guadalupe Center in Kansas City. Beautiful Guadalupe Is the oldest Hispanic Center in the country-almost 100 years old. ... See MoreSee Less

Fun time at Harvesters learning about the serious issue of hunger. ... See MoreSee Less

2017 Challengers Misty Bush-Phillips and Krista Hughes with Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation Advisor and our Strengths-Based Leadership trainer Leigh Anne Taylor Knight. ... See MoreSee Less