What does FOCUS do?

We educate leaders.

We are the region’s premier leadership organization, preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region.

We connect leaders.

We strive to represent the diversity of our region, connecting participants from across counties, sectors, industries, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and beliefs.

We facilitate the important conversations.

We engage citizens to deliberate on critical regional community issues in a trusted, nonpartisan space.


Meet Our Alumni

Johnny Wang, Leadership St. Louis
Labor & Employment Counsel, Enterprise Holdings
"Leadership St. Louis most definitely has changed my approach. I also gained mentors and coaches who are willing to drop whatever is going on in their lives and give me time when I need it."
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St. Louis
Racial Equity Summit

3:30 PM-12:00 PM

FOCUS is thrilled to be a partner on this second bi-annual summit!

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Women In Leadership
Selection Day

8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Program graduates are invited to help select the fall 2021 cohort of Women In Leadership.

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What's Right with the Region Awards

5:00-8:00 PM

Be sure to save the date for the 2022 What's Right with the Region Awards Celebration.

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