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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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2016 Women’s Network Leadership Visit Scholarship Winners

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Congratulations to Jan Grossman, Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation and Jessie Kwatamdia, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter for receiving the Women’s Network Leadership Visit scholarship. They will be going with a diverse delegation to Fort Collins, CO to learn about how that community approaches challenges and opportunities. The Scholarship will cover their travel, lodging, transportation and …

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2016-2017 Women’s Network Mentoring Pairs Announced

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10 mentor/mentee pairs were selected for the second year of the program. These individuals will start meeting on a monthly and quarterly. They will be setting their personal and professional goals and use the rest of the program year with their established Women’s Network member to help meet and achieve those goals. Congratulations to these …

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Committee Spotlight: Changing the Odds

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The Changing the Odds Committee is gearing up for our next Landing the Job seminar on October 15 at the Chamber, a day-long workshop of empowering women to confidently pursue their career goals. The committee hosts this event twice a year (Spring and Fall) for women who are looking for ways to improve their job …

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It was Probably Nothing, But it Felt Like the World

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So I “probably” delayed this newsletter and the marketing committee is “probably” a little testy. Deadlines are “probably” not a strong suit. I should “probably” get better at this. How often do you deal in the world of “probably”? I “probably” spend too much time there! The reality is I wanted to wait until after …

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Committee Spotlight: Marketing & Communications Committee

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If you’re reading this article, you already know a little about the Women’s Network Marketing and Communications committee. Our team of volunteers works behind the scenes to bring exciting stories and information to you through the e-newsletter, website, directory and social media. In 2015, we expanded our role to include partnering with the other Women’s …

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“Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty”

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By Brenna McDermott Carry this book around and you might get a few giggles. But you will never forget the idea of “getting naked” after reading this story of changed perspectives. “Getting Naked” tells the story of a management consultant trying to merge two consulting firms with completely different approaches to business. During that merger, …

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Do you know Kevin Bacon or Oprah?

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When I moved to Columbia about 10 years ago, I was taking on a new job, new husband and a new EVERYTHING! I left a city where I had grown up, where my family was and where worked for over 10 years after college. I was comfortable. After the move, I was not as comfortable …

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MUST READ: The Fred Factor – Mark Sanborn

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Did you make a difference today? Do you emit “humanness” or “businessness”? Do you do things differently than your competition? Do you wake up every morning knowing you can choose direction and ideas for yourself and your business? These are the 4 main Principles of The Fred Factor and an easy self-assessment for each of …

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