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Chair’s Corner: As the Seasons Change

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Welcome to October, my favorite month.  As I sit down to write this month’s message and think about what lies ahead one GOLDEN milestone in my life is at the forefront, which is by the end of the month I will have reached my 5th decade.  Part of me questions where did the time go?  …

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Must Read: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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Full disclosure: I am a workaholic and a perfectionist. I struggle with saying “no” to requests and projects, because I don’t want to let anyone down. I hate delegating tasks because sometimes, I really do think, “no one can do this as well as I can.” And I know I’m not the only one. As …

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Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge Scholarship

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Each year Women’s Network awards two of our members with Greater Missouri Leadership Challenge scholarships. It’s time to apply for the Class of 2016, and possibly the Women’s Network scholarships for this outstanding program. Deadline for scholarship applications is September 2, 2016. Challenge participants are from throughout Missouri – they are passionate about life, like …

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Committee Spotlight: Steering Committee

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[steer] (verb) : 1.) to guide the course of something in motion by a rudder, helm, wheel, etc. 2.) to follow or pursue a particular course. 3.) to direct the course of; guide. Just as the name implies, the Steering Committee is the governing board of Women’s Network and steers the direction of the organization. …

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July Chair’s Corner with Erica P.

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Well, here we go. That is the best way I know to start this. Here’s why. I’m an all-in, give-it-all-I’ve-got, completely passionate and sometimes overwhelming kind of gal. I go big or I go home. Mostly, I just go big. When reflecting on what I wanted to leave as my mark on my year as …

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Meet Our Latest XWN Graduates

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Please help us congratulate our 2016 XWN graduates! If you would like to learn more about the eXperience Women’s Network program, contact Kristen at the Chamber and follow this XWN road map! Melissa Boukezzoula – Visionworks Marketing Group Valerie Zumwalt – CoMo Leaders Shelley Sigholtz – The Columbia Missourian Michele Curry – Commerce Bank Fran …

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Mentoring Committee: A Follow Up

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It’s been a year now that we started our mentoring committee. Initially it was an ad hoc committee…meaning “Let’s see how this goes and if we can get it off the ground.” Now, it’s all grown up and is its own official committee under Women’s Network. I’ve been pleased with how our first year has …

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Chair’s Corner: Getting Real

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So at the May monthly luncheon my emotions snuck right up on me and I had an ugly cry in front of 150 of you. The same thing happened at Athena. This happened to the person who says “I am not usually an emotional person.” Well, clearly that is not true. I am packed full …

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Committee Spotlight: Past-Presidents

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Thirty-five amazing women; 35 years of connecting, empowering, and engaging. The Past-Presidents of Women’s Network is an inspiring list of leaders that have helped shape today’s organization and will continue to pave the way into our future. If you have not had the pleasure of knowing some of these fearless leaders, we’d like to introduce …

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