We’re in the homestretch of summer.

As continued calls for racial justice permeate our communities, we are all dealing with new and unprecedented challenges at work and at home. But we have an unprecedented opportunity to grow our organization with your help. By staying together, we can show that Greater Missouri women truly care about people and creating a better world. That is why we are adding new connections and sharing some insights from our sessions. We are inviting you to enjoy some of our virtual programming from the privacy and comfort of your own home.

You can view a special presentation made during the virtual session held for the Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge Class of 2020. Click this link  to our new YouTube Channel to enjoy the wisdom of Mary McClure. While you are there, subscribe to our page!

Mary has held several significant senior management positions including Vice-President at Hallmark Cards. During her 20-year career with Hallmark Cards, she led business units as a Vice President and General Manager, successfully managing a $300 million business to record double digit growth. Since 2000, McClure has served on the Board of Directors for Quik Trip Corporation where she was the first female board member.  As a Quik Trip board member, she serves on the Audit, Compensation and Executive Committees. She has also served on the board of a Silicon Valley start-up, Women.com, and saw it through its initial public offering.

Her leadership experience includes marketing, strategic planning, reorganization, acquisition integration, strategic alliances, product development, finance, operations, retail strategy, and e-commerce.  She also has worked as an Organization Development Consultant for Right Management Consultant and was a public relations executive early in her career. She has been named one of Kansas City’s Top 50 Influential Women by Kansas City Business magazine and was named a “Local Hero” by Ingram’s magazine for her volunteer efforts. In 2016, she threw out the first pass at a Chiefs game as a Chiefs Kingdom Champion in recognition for her volunteer work with Harvesters.

McClure holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. with honors from the University of Missouri.

McClure has served as board chair for Harvesters, Kansas City’s Food Bank, where she manages a demonstration garden to support the Plant-A-Row for the Hungry program. She also serves on the MRIGlobal Board of Trustees. She has served on numerous non-profit boards and committees including Women’s Employment Network (board chair), Country Club Christian Church (board chair), Women’s Seed Fund Committee for the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Center for Management Assistance, Best of Missouri Hands/Missouri Artisans, and Mayor’s Executive Committee for the Kansas City Safe City Initiative. She currently volunteers as a Missouri Master Gardener.

In October we are bringing together some of our past Women of the Year recipients to share their history of building better teams, organizations, and communities. Join us!