Attendees to the 2019 Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge Alumnae Conference were encouraged to “Activate Your Voice and Take it to the Next Level”.  The day-long symposium featured speakers from across Missouri who each spoke about their opportunities and challenges from their unique roles.  Held at the Kansas City offices of Lathrop Gage LLP, the event was also sponsored by Saint Luke’s Health System.

Quotes from the attendees provide a glimpse into the inspirational event: “Leadership has many forms and faces. Communities face similar issues and need leaders who are consensus-builders and/or who listen.” “We have excellent women working in servant leadership roles in Missouri!” “Awesome day!” “It was a top notch event.” “I was skeptical at first because the agenda was all politically focused but learned a lot and enjoyed the day. It was actually

impressive to hear from so many officials in one day.” “It was a refresher of the entire year in GMLC. It was educational, inspiring, non-partisan and thought provoking. I left feeling energized and connected to classmates and new friends.”

We are grateful to the speakers and the planning committee members who worked to engage women, leading and serving their communities.  If you would like to assist with next year’s event to be held in Springfield, volunteers are welcomed

and appreciated!  Contact Katie Danner to volunteer.



Pictured left are event Co-Chairs Mara Cohara’10 and Tammy Leslie ’11.  Special thanks to these two leaders who helped make the conference a fun and inspiring day!


Quinton Lucas, Mayor of Kansas City
Anne Precythe, Director of Dept of Corrections; Ann Bax, Director of United Way of Central Missouri; 2nd Lady Claudia Kehoe; Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe
Missouri’s State Auditor Nicole Galloway and husband Jon Galloway
Roz Cochran ’13 asking about affordable housing during Q&A with Mayor Q