Educating and inspiring women leaders to make a difference for over 31 years.

Meet Darline Mabins, GMLF Board Secretary

  Name/Employer/Title: Darline Mabins, Arvest Bank, Regional Branch Manager  GMLC Year and best memory: GMLC 2016   My best memory is visiting the prison. It was eye opening to me to see the way in which people live for so many years of their lives. The programs that are offered, from sewing to gardening, wood working

February 28, 2020

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Meet Amanda Kastler, GMLF Board of Directors

Name/Employer/Title;  Amanda Kastler, Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP, Partner GMLC Year and best memory  Class of 2016.  Mary’s many chunky necklaces and her special deliveries on program days The most rewarding part of your job:  Helping clients discover solutions to their business challenges. A great book that you would recommend:  How to Say Anything to

February 28, 2020

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Meet Rosalind Cochran, Vice President GMLF Board of Directors

Employer: NeighborWorks America, Lead Analyst of Programs GMLC Year and a best memory:  Class of 2013.  Nellie Symm Gruender was the first person to welcome me in our class. I will never forget her huge personality and even sweeter spirit.  Another best memory was spending a session with the Class of 2014 and thinking how

January 31, 2020

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Meet Carolyn Chrisman, President GMLF Board of Directors

Carolyn Chrisman – President of the Board of Directors and Executive Director of Kirksville REDI, Innovation Center and the Small Business Center in Kirksville, Missouri Email: cchrisman@kirksvillecity.com GMLC Year and a best memory:  GMLC 2015.  Getting to use the Boeing simulator was awesome!  Preparing a meal at Harvesters Food Bank was eye-opening. What is the

January 31, 2020

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Support GMLF End of Year Giving Campaign

A Word From Our President Next Tuesday, December 3rd is #GivingTuesday, a day that encourages people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. As we enter the holiday giving season, we hope you will consider a gift to GMLF. Whether you graduated in 1990 or last month, our mission remains the same: educating and inspiring Missouri

November 30, 2019

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Honoring Jan Grossmann, retiring Executive Director

As you may have seen during our live posting on Face Book, Jan Grossmann was presented with a $3,000 donation in her honor from donations made by 100% of the graduating Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge Class of 2019. The donation is dedicated to the newly created Jan Grossmann GMLC Scholarship Fund established by the Greater

November 30, 2019

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Congratulation to the Class of 2019

Greater Missouri’s 30th Class! Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation is pleased to announce the graduation of the members of the 2019 GMLC Class!  The festivities took place in St. Louis at The Boeing Company, following the three-day Session IV. GMLF Vice-President Tonya Noble provided a year-long retrospective of the class’ activities to include stops at each

November 30, 2019

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Zoe McKiness, GMLC 2016

GMLF loves to share information about the careers of former graduates!  Ms. Zoe McKiness, GMLC 2016, graciously shared her story with us.  We hope that other GMLC graduates will share with us in the future! After over 13 amazing years in agriculture R&D at Monsanto (now Bayer), I was approached last winter by Netflix to

November 30, 2019

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October Provides Abundance of GMLF Treats

Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation members have had a busy fall individually and collectively as you will read throughout this newsletter. My own list includes plenty of action. Keep reading to learn exciting details! Annual Campaign contributions continue to grow 30th Anniversary Alumnae Conference activated enthusiasm and inspired 2019 Board Retreat lays foundation for sustained success

October 31, 2019

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Tina Olson, Ed.D. Named 2019 Alumna of the Year!

2010 GMLC Alumna and former member of GMLF Board of Directors was honored on September 30 as the 2019 Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge Alumna of the Year!  President Kim Becking presented the honor during the 3oth Anniversary gathering for mid-Missouri alumnae held at Columbia College.   Dr. Olson was selected by the Greater Missouri Leadership

September 30, 2019

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