A few snippets of what is in store for the Class of 2022 during their June 8-10 session as events are interspersed with opportunities for the cohort to engage with each other, break into small groups for tours, and networking:

Tuesday, June 7th a personalized GMLC Pre-Session Shopping Hospitality featuring contemporary clothing, accessories, and gifts for women with special discounts offered to the cohort and area alumnae from 5-7 pm (beverages and snacks will be provided): STAXX

The History of the Community and Current Day Collaborative Impact including the Community Focus Report, The Wealth Gap film, and “Engagement in a Box”.

The Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC) is a place for Missouri State University researchers and corporate partners to conduct cutting-edge research and development in a collaborative environment. JVIC is made up of five separate buildings and covers approximately 75,000 square feet. The capabilities of the center include applied research in nanotechnology, bio-materials, advanced technologies, genomics/proteomics, bio-systems, software engineering, and medical material device and instrument technologies.

Brewer Science Innovation Annex: Brewer Science was a founding affiliate of JVIC in 2007 and has partnered with MSU since 2004. Brewer Science drives collaborative technology innovation at JVIC in the areas of printed electronics, smart devices and materials development.

Prime Inc. Tour: Taking this tour the cohort will see how much the company values their drivers and independent contractors including a growing group of women employees referred to as “Highway Diamonds”. The terminal offers a fitness center, convenience store, gift shop, childcare center, expanded cafeteria, and a state of the art training center and high-tech bay shop.

Plaster Center of Advanced Manufacturing at Ozarks Technical College will feature a tour of this $40 million project and the largest capital project in the history of OTC. It features state-of-the-art training and education in robotics, fabrication, mechatronics, automation, drafting and design and 3-D printing. A highlight will include a special panel of women leaders in the not-for-profit sector.

Understanding the Components of Branson’s Historic Growth, Success & Future with visits and presentations from community leaders at Silver Dollar City and other family attractions as presenters discuss the rewards and challenges of Branson’s evolving tourism landscape. This day will be capped off with an unforgettable immersive tour and discussion about the wonders of nature to include a journey on the Lost Canyon Cave and Nature Trail, Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, and a sunset ceremony at Top of the Rock.

Tackling Top Executive Roles: How to not only survive but thrive with an emphasis on historic and current roles of women in the region.