FOCUS St. Louis is pleased to announce the 22 outstanding individuals selected for the spring 2021 cohort of Women In Leadership.
The Women In Leadership program, held each fall and spring, offers professionals the opportunity to refine their leadership competencies, gain a deeper understanding of the St. Louis region, and connect with other women from diverse backgrounds. Through interviews and field days, participants are able to explore different styles of leadership and tap into the wisdom of area business, community and civic leaders, while also honing their facilitation, negotiation and communication skills.
“Each cohort brings together a diverse mix of women from the public, private and nonprofit sectors for growth, learning and connection,” says Shalia Ford, WIL Program Director. “Through this experience, participants gain the tools, resources and network to more confidently and effectively lead in all their spheres of influence.”
Upon graduation, participants join the network of more than 10,000 FOCUS program alumni.
Women In Leadership – Spring 2021 Cohort
Investment Associate / Underwriter
Twain Financial Partners LLC
Candice Carter-Oliver, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
VP of Administration
Crown Linen Service, Inc.
Commercial Relationship Manager
R&D Operations Manager in Business Strategy and Operations
Biotherapeutics Pharmaceutical Sciences
Training Program Manager
SVP, Digital Assets, Lending & Strategy
Soar into STEM – Lead Teacher
Wings of Hope
Founder of Take Flight Girls Inc. & Aviation Resource Manager Scott AFB
Take Flight Girls Inc. / Delta Air Lines & United States Air Force
Director of Development
The ALS Association St. Louis Regional Chapter
Facilitator, Mentor & Coach
Our Community Listens and Opening the Mind Consulting, LLC
Tara Ryterski Beffa
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
The Boeing Company
Program and Project Manager
Assistant General Counsel
Founder & CEO
Midwest Express Home Care
Chief Development Specialist
One:11 Non-Profit Consulting Agency