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Leadership Visit Scholarship Awarded

Leadership Visit Scholarship Awarded

Women's Network awarded their yearly Leadership Visit Scholarship to one Women's Network member. The Leadership Visit is an annual trip provided by the Chamber, allowing decision makers from Columbia to travel to a comparable city in the U.S where Chamber Members meet...

Chair’s Corner: Using Your Strengths for your BEST Yes

Chair’s Corner: Using Your Strengths for your BEST Yes

Women's Network Chair, Krista Kippenberger continues our members to make this the year of BEST Yes; but how do you know when to give your best yes? Start with understanding your strengths!

Professional Development Resource: Know Your Strengths

Professional Development Resource: Know Your Strengths

This month's Chair's Corner focuses on how important it is to know your strengths when determining what is our BEST Yes. If you haven't taken a strengths assessment, enjoy a great article that provides three different strengths assessments for free. Or, check out the...



Curating Diverse Companies and Communities

The Journey Toward Inclusive Excellence committee is a collaborative union of local businesses, organizations, and leaders working together to make Boone County the first...

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Professional Development Luncheon: Steps to Diversity & Inclusion

Presented by Welcome Sponsor Junior Achievement For the past nine months Women's Network leadership and members have been focused on finding intentional steps towards...

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“Women’s Network has connected me in the community in ways I never thought possible; it is the single best decision I have made in my path as a leader.”

-Michele Batye

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-Dr. Janice Dawson Threat

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-Nadia Ryakhmyatullov

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