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Chair’s Corner: Happy New Year

Chair’s Corner: Happy New Year

By Liz Townsend Bird, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, Women's Network Chair Hello Women’s Network Community!  Welcome to 2023!  I hope you are feeling inspired and energized to show up and accomplish your resolutions for the New Year....

Member Profile: Jason Gruender

Member Profile: Jason Gruender

Current job: Healthcare Advisor Employer: Liberty Family Medicine Hometown: Columbia First job: Data entry for Riback Supply in Columbia College/degrees: BS Electrical Engineering from MU Awards/Recognitions: 20 Under 40 Class of 2021, Athena Young Professional...

Book Review by Luana Fields

Adam Grant is a great story teller. This book is all about one of my favorite subjects, which is intellectual humility. In Think Again, Adam Grant challenges us to become alright with not knowing, being wrong, and rethinking our own conventional wisdom.What I took to...


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