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GMLC 2018 Class Inspired by Session II

GMLC 2018 class members enjoyed an inspiring Session II during early June. It was the second session for the 29th year class of the Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge! During Session II, our class experiences took our leaders throughout the Kansas City area, where their focus was to gain a broader understanding of diversity, race relations, urban

June 29, 2018

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Congratulations Nikki McGruder!

Congratulations to 2018 Challenger Nikki McGruder, who recently was named Executive Director for Inclusive Impact Institute.  Nikki will provide leadership and continue the mission of expanding diversity, inclusion and equity in the Columbia community. Inclusive Impact Institute will work collaboratively with Diversity Awareness Partnership, wherever needed, to create inclusive communities for all. Congratulations Nikki McGruder!

June 29, 2018

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Your Dues are Past Due!

Happy 2018!  GMLC Dues were Due January 1!  If you haven’t paid dues since January 1, 2018, your dues are past due! Please log onto greatermo.org and access the alumnae area. 1) You’ll need to log into the area by entering your username and inputting your password.  It’s easy to obtain a password if you

June 29, 2018

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A Word from Our President, Betsy Rodriguez

What an inspiring Women of the Year Luncheon Celebration we experienced on Wednesday, May 30 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis!  Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation honored four incredible women leaders at the event, with a crowd of nearly 200 people… KRISTY CHASTAIN, 2018 Outstanding GMLC Alumna.   Kristy is VP, Private Banking Relationship Manager, Commerce

May 31, 2018

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Congratulations Leigh Anne Taylor Knight!

Congratulations to GMLC 2010 alumna and former member of our Board of Directors, Dr. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, who was recently selected as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for the DeBruce Foundation.  The Foundation’s mission includes initiatives and technologies that will improve workforce readiness in the greater KC area, creating a model to have national

May 31, 2018

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Congratulations to Sarah Dubbert – 2018 ATHENA Young Professional

On May 24, GMLC 2012 Alumna, Sarah Dubbert, was honored by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Network as the 2018 ATHENA Young Professional.  Sarah has been involved since 1998 as a volunteer for the American Legion’s Missouri Girls State Program and has been actively involved for many years in civic organizations in mid-Missouri. Sarah is a

May 31, 2018

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Congratulations Erika Henkel!

Congratulations to GMLC 2017 Alumna Erika Henkel, who was recently named Chief of Staff for the Senior Vice-President of Strike, Surveillance and Mobility (SSM), a division within Boeing Defense, Space & Security.  Erika previously served as a Project Engineer leading the F/A-18 Kuwait Radar Team, and spent five years supporting the Special Projects Dallas program in

May 31, 2018

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Congratulations Dr. Mara Woody, ’14

Congratulations to Mara (Roberts) Woody for earning an EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy, with an emphasis in higher education from Vanderbilt University, graduating in May.  Mara’s research dissertation evaluated institutional programmatic effectiveness in aiding adult learner persistence and retention at a community college in TN as a response to the Tennessee Reconnect grant that

May 31, 2018

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Congratulations Jennifer Schenck and Cara Owings!

Congratulations to the owners of The Connection Exchange!  The Connection Exchange was recently named as a finalist for the 2018 Small Business of the Year Awards by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce.  GMLC alumna Cara Owings, ’17, and 2018 Challenger Jennifer Schenck are co-owners and founders of this fast-growing business, located in several locations within

May 31, 2018

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Congratulations GMLC 2015 Alumna Heather Hunt!

Congratulations to Dr. Heather Hunt, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Missouri, for receiving the honor for “Excellence in Teaching with Technology” Award.  Dr. Hunt is GMLC Alumna 2015. Heather is involved with research in educational and clinical psychology at the University of Missouri, exploring the retention of Hispanic and female engineering students at

May 31, 2018

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