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Committee Spotlight: Changing the Odds

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The Changing the Odds Committee is gearing up for the next Landing the Job seminar on Saturday, October 28 at the Chamber of Commerce. The seminar is a day-long workshop of empowering women to confidently pursue their career goals. The committee hosts two seminars a year (spring and fall) – including a new Personal Finance …

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Women’s Network Launches New Strategic Plan

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Thanks to a group of extremely dedicated individuals, Women’s Network has a new strategic plan!  Inspired by the vision of Erica Pefferman, led by Ann Merrifield and facilitated by Deb Snellen, this diverse team met monthly for a year to identify Women’s Network direction for the next 3 to 5 years.  Following are the five …

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Committee Spotlight: Monthly Program Committee

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The Monthly Program Committee is bringing you new and exciting professional and life development programs each month. The committee works to review and brainstorm unique individuals and groups to showcase as speakers during Women’s Network monthly luncheons. They focus on important global, regional, and local issues that affect our members both personally and professionally. Topics …

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One Recipient Receives Women’s Network Ron Marley Scholarship for the 2017 Leadership Columbia Program

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Congratulations to Elizabeth Herrera, Executive Director of True North of Columbia for being selected as the Women’s Network Ron Marley Scholarship recipient for the upcoming Leadership Columbia Class of 2017! Ron was a Shelter Insurance agent here in Columbia who was very active in the community and the Chamber of Commerce. He truly understood the …

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Committee Spotlight: Marketing and Communications Committee

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The Marketing and Communications Committee is an active committee that meets the second Tuesday of every month at 12:00. The purpose of this committee is to increase awareness and knowledge of Women’s Network through the publication and promotion of special activities, newsworthy items, and member recognition. The committee also supports other committees with any communications-related …

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Committee Spotlight: Leadership Development Roundtable Committee

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Do you want to join a Women’s Network Committee where you can attend as many or as few meetings as your schedule allows? How about a committee where you can learn and develop yourself while networking with others around the table? Then the Leadership Development Roundtable (LDR) is the perfect committee for you! LDR is a committee …

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Changing the Odds Business Clothing Drive

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The Changing the Odds Committee hosted a business clothing drive at the Women’s Network Luncheon on September 22. They accepted clothes, shoes, jewelry, and accessories. Donations were gifted to the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri and Upscale Resale. Want to know more about Changing the Odds? Join us for our committee meetings on the fourth Thursday …

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Women’s Network ATHENA Recipients Attend National Summit

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Michele Spry, Billie Connally and Janice Schuerman, all ATHENA award winners, attended the 35th ATHENA International Leadership Conference in Lansing, Michigan. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance they got to ignite their passion for the common good and to learn new skills that can help create balance in leadership worldwide. All three will be able to …

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Committee Spotlight: Strategic Planning

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A task force to help with a new strategic plan for Women’s Network is being created at the request of our Chair, Erica Pefferman. Over the course of this year, this task force will discuss the Women’s Network mission, vision and values. Together we will engage in meaningful dialogue about Women’s Network, who we are, …

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Women’s Network Ron Marley Scholarship

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Each year Women’s Network awards two scholarships to the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Columbia program in the name of Ron Marley. Ron was a Shelter Insurance agent who was active in the community of Columbia and the Chamber. He understood the power of networking, and once he discovered what Women’s Network had to offer, he …

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