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Book Review by Michele Curry

Book Review by Michele Curry

This book called me out, but in a good way. It explained various ways women hold themselves back and how to take action if you recognize yourself in any of these pages. I did. I expect my hard work to "speak for itself". I overvalue being an expert on a subject before...

Member Profile: Penny Kuhns-Knarr

Member Profile: Penny Kuhns-Knarr

Current job: Chief Human Resources Officer Hometown: Columbia for 19 years Employer: The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri First job:  First job in Columbia was with The American Cancer Society, I was there for 4 years and loved the work, but quit...

Chair’s Corner: Learning from Our Mistakes

Chair’s Corner: Learning from Our Mistakes

By Teresa Snow, MU Health Care, Women's Network Chair We love to celebrate success in Women’s Network and for good reason - our members are high achievers. Recognizing success is important because it fuels confidence and serves as an example to others. But what if we...


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