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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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My last words…

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Wow! Time flies when you are having fun! This turn of phrase is so true. I can hardly believe that I’m writing my last letter to you as your Chair. We’ve accomplished a great deal this year. We’ve created a new strategic plan for the future of Women’s Network. We’ve continued to strengthen our new …

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Athena Leadership Award Nominations Open November 13

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Women’s Network is celebrating its 22nd year of the ATHENA International Awards in Columbia, Missouri, and nominations open November 13, 2015! The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented annually to an individual who has actively assisted women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills, has given to their community in a meaningful way and …

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Mentoring Program Mentors & Mentees Announced

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I am happy with where I am in my career. I work with a team that I love for a company I adore doing work that makes me feel fulfilled. But, it has not always been that way. There have been many times over the years that I’ve had the opportunity to fine tune my …

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President’s Letter: Be Inspired

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“We all need someone to inspire us to do better than we know how.” This quote resonates with me. I have been inspired by many and some of them have become a mentor to me. With the Annual ATHENA International Awards Banquet coming up on Thursday, I’m super excited to make the following announcement. Women’s …

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Introducing: Women’s Network Mentoring Program

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As successful and growing professionals, we have all had a mentor to look up to at one time or another in our lives. Maybe it wasn’t a formalized agreement with prearranged objectives and coffee dates; maybe we didn’t even know we were being mentored at all; maybe some of us have had the priceless opportunity …

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Don’t Miss the Business Showcase

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The 2015 Columbia Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase is just one month away! Join us at the Holiday Inn Executive Center on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 for the annual event. Presented by CenturyLink, this showcase is the perfect opportunity to grow your current relationships, start new ones and showcase your business to hundreds of mid-Missouri …

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Getting to Know Your ATHENA Leaders, Part 2!

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In this month’s edition, we’ll be learning a little bit more about your ATHENA Leaders, including how winning the award impacted their life and what they would like to say to the person who nominated them. How has the ATHENA award impacted the opportunities you have to give back to your community? Shatenita Horton – …

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Women’s Network member attends Chamber Leadership Visit

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In late October, I had the privilege of attending the Leadership Trip to Knoxville, Tennessee, on behalf of Midwest Computech. The trip focused on studying how Knoxville is utilizing their resources to improve their community and then bring those ideas back home to Columbia. Some of the sessions included an examination of Knoxville’s downtown revitalization, …

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