GMLF President Suzanne Rothwell

Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation is experiencing another fabulous year of accomplishments!  Our launch of a new, interactive website for Greater Missouri Leadership allows for gathering information about our alumnae’s successes, links our social media to the alumnae section of the website, includes a relatively easy automated process for creating and distributing monthly newsletters so we can stay in touch with our alumnae, and provides an easy dues-collection process for everyone.

Our 2017 GMLC class has 35 amazing women leaders from throughout our state who are engaged in learning about Missouri issues and who are actively leading in their communities.  THANKS to our amazing alumnae planning teams in central Missouri, Kansas City, and Kirksville, we’re proud of our admirable success with GMLC sessions so far this year, obtaining overall review ratings by our Challengers of 4.79, 4.83, and 4.80 out of a possible 5.0 for Sessions I, II, and III, respectively.  Greater Missouri Leadership is truly blessed to have so many actively engaged leaders among our alumnae!

Our first annual GMLC Alumnae Retreat, organized and carried out by our Springfield alumnae, received outstanding reviews from those in attendance.  We’re also excited about the growth of our alumnae engagement activities carried out in 2017 in St. Louis, Columbia, and Kansas City, and we’re excited that so many additional events are in the planning stages for these locations.

We’re in the midst of planning for 2018 GMLC, and still accepting nominations for GMLC 2018, so please send your nominations to Executive Director Jan Grossmann at

In May, 2018, we will honor Missouri women leaders as our 2018 Women of the Year at a banquet in St. Louis, so we welcome your nominations for these honors.  (send to Jan Grossmann) Please check out our amazing 2017 recipients at the Women of the Year link of this website.

We look forward to continuing to grow our organization and to fulfill our mission to educate and inspire women leaders to make a difference!  Let us hear from you!

Suzanne Rothwell