Our 2018 Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge class includes 37 women from throughout our state. The class includes the director of operations for a metropolitan health care system, a chief financial officer for a major Missouri employer, the Executive Director for a large non-profit, an operations manager for a major utility company, the director of services for a multi-county food bank, the controller for a nationwide mortgage lender to veterans, the global IT finance lead for a major international corporation, an HR Director for one of Missouri’s largest employers, a School of Music director of a state university, a claims director of one of Missouri’s largest insurance firms, executive directors of non-profit organizations, a strategic communications director of a Missouri-based national non-profit, and several other significant Missouri women leaders. Wow! These women leaders are truly remarkable!
We continually seek to improve The Challenge experience based on feedback from current and former participants. Our 2017 sessions were rated exceptionally high by our Challengers, with overall ratings for the year of 4.78 out of 5.0 possible!
Operationally, the Board of Directors continually reviews our successes and any challenges we face, and helps set the course for the future of Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation. The recruitment process launched by the Board in 2014 has helped us to better identify and reach out to exceptional female leaders from throughout Missouri as future GMLC applicants, and keeps an active pipeline of outstanding applicants.
Another goal for Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation is to increase the return on investment for organizations that have empowered their women leaders to take The Challenge. We continue our emphasis on LEADERSHIP by utilizing a Strengths-Based Leadership component in GMLC.