Hello GMLF Friends!

What a lovely season spring is in Missouri! Such a wonderful time to be out enjoying nature’s bounty and watching our communities awaken from winter. It is hard to believe it is May and we are almost halfway through 2023!

On April 13, the GMLF Board met in Columbia (and virtually!) and held a great meeting. The board was able to continue the strategic conversations started at the January retreat. We discussed the strategic direction the organization is taking to ensure we are known as the premiere women’s leadership organization in the state (and beyond!).

Summer is a busy time for GMLF. We will welcome the Class of 2023 to Kansas City June 14-16. Then in July we have the annual Alumnae Conference and Women of the Year luncheon on July 18-19. The Women of the Year luncheon is followed by a quarterly GMLF board meeting.

We are extremely excited to announce the 2023 Women of the Year honorees. These distinguished leaders will be recognized at the July 19 luncheon. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us at the historic Chase Park Plaza Hotel for this wonderful event.
Civic LeaderThe Honorable Jean Carnahan -First Woman U.S. Senator from Missouri, Former First Lady of Missouri, Author

Community Leader – Sandra M. Moore – Managing Director/Chief Impact Officer, Advantage Capital

Inspirational Leader – Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith – President, Harris-Stowe State University

Alumna Leader – Sara Foster – (Retired) Executive Vice President of Talent Management and Corporate Administration, Commerce Bank

Secure your sponsorship today: GMLF Women of the Year sponsorship (greatermo.org).

We look forward to seeing GMLC alumnae in St. Louis on July 18 for the annual reunion. This afternoon of leadership development sessions is a great way to reconnect with your classmates, network with other alums and learn something new. Registration will open soon. Watch your email for updates!

Don’t forget that we are currently accepting nominations and applications for the GMLC Class of 2024! The deadline for applications is September 30. Apply | Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation (greatermo.org)

I hope good health and happiness mark your days. I look forward to reconnecting with many of you over the summer! Seeing my classmates and connecting with women leaders is always good for the soul.