Continue your leadership journey with reflection and empowerment to foster valuable team players, enabling success and longevity. Renew connections with women across the state in various industries and reflect on how to show up to work daily.

You will meet women leaders transforming Kansas City who will join us at the 2024 Alumnae Reunion. Don’t miss out on this marquee event designed by and for Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge Alumnae!

Barb Allen. This keynote Crowd the Rungs; Advocate, Mentor, Sponsor will focus on:

There are 4 gender specific challenges that exist for women wanting to advance in leadership roles within male dominated industries and organizations.  These challenges can be related to ladder rungs that are Broken, Missing, Slippery, and Sticky.  Let’s identify these challenges and talk about how we can help each other overcome them in order to CROWD THE RUNGS with the smart and competent women wanting to reach them.

Our featured panel discussion includes a cross section of women in the male dominated industry of construction. You will learn insights on major development projects in Kansas City, including shared leadership experiences and inspiration.

  • FACILITATOR: Bridgette Williams, Executive Director, Heavy Constructors Association
  • Alise Martiny, International Vice President, Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association (current); Business Manager, Greater Kansas City Building & Trades Association (previous position and the first woman to hold that position)
  • Fahteema Parrish, Owner/Founder, Parrish & Sons Construction (KC Chamber’s 2023 Small Business of the Year)
  • Kelly McClellen, Co-Founder, Tradeswomen Building Bridges, Secretary, Heartland Women in Trades

In addition to this great speaker lineup we are excited to provide Alumnae Reunion attendees with a behind the scenes tour of the new CPKC women’s professional soccer stadium on the Kansas City Berkley Riverfront. This stadium is unique for many reasons and one is that the stadium just opened in March to global fanfare. Don’t miss your chance to see the first EVER stadium purposed for a women’s professional sports team.

We hope you can join us for a memorable 24 hours designed to provide alumnae a mini-Challenge experience to support your growth of personal, professional, and business development skills. Register today!

Thank you to our Alumnae Reunion sponsors!

Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation Sponsor - Clarkson Construction