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

Cheers to a New Decade – Hello 2020!

Let’s embrace the new while staying wise of the past This is not just another “New Year.”  It is a new decade. At Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation, we have reviewed the last thirty years as we catalogue our accomplishments, assess our challenges, and prepare for the future with new Board Members, a new Class, and

December 31, 2019

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Kansas City Region Alumnae Gathering!

Join us to meet Katie Steele Danner our new Executive Director on Saturday, January 25, 2020  Tammy Leslie, GMLC Class of 2011 and Board Of Directors Member, will be hosting an Open House to meet our new Executive Director and the Challenge Class of 2020 Members from the Kansas City area – our 31st Class!  Date/Time:  Saturday,

December 31, 2019

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Congratulations Kristy Chastain, ’15!

Kristy Chastain, GMLC 2015 and the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation Woman of the Year Honoree as the Alumna Leader of the Year for 2018 has recently accepted a new position with Springfield Sign http://springfieldsign.com.  Kristy is their Chief Financial Officer and will be responsible for streamlining their financial processes and procedures, as well issues related

December 31, 2019

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Congratulations Loreli Wilson, ‘2015

Loreli Wilson, GMLC Class of 2015 (and a new member of the Board of Directors for GMLF), and Erik Morse, Manager of Human Resources recently accepted “The Progress in Corporate Citizenship Award” on behalf of Veterans United.  The award was given by the Columbia Missourian.  Loreli is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs for

December 31, 2019

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Congratulations Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, ’10

Dr. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, GMLC Class of 2010, and the DeBruce Foundation were featured in the December 11, 2019 issue of USA Today!  Dr. Taylor Knight, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the DeBruce Foundation, was featured in an editorial discussing how identifying strengths and interests can set kids up for success. The

December 31, 2019

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Congratulations Carolyn Chrisman, ’15

Congratulations to Jason and Carolyn Chrisman on their new addition to the family!  Violet Arlene Chrisman was born December 12, 2019.  Violet weighed 8lbs 3oz and was 21 3/4″. She joins an older sister and two older brothers. Carolyn has been the Director of Kirksville REDI since 2012 and is the incoming President for the

December 31, 2019

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Congratulations Nikki McGruder, ’18

Nikki McGruder, GMLC 2018, was recently recognized by the Columbia Missourian as a finalist for the Progress in Social Justice Award.  Nikki is the Director of Inclusive Impact Institute located in Columbia, Mo. Congratulations Nikki!

December 31, 2019

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Congratulations Stacye Smith, ’14

On January 1, 2020 Stacye Smith, GMLC 2014, will assume the title of Director of Inclusion and Engagement at Shelter Insurance.  Stacye will supervise Shelter’s efforts in the following areas: Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Strategic Planning Employee Engagement and Community Impact Corporate Employee Communications and Strategic Planning Stacye has worked with Shelter Insurance for

December 31, 2019

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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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