Introducing Our Fall 2022 Cohort of Women In Leadership

Becky RasmussenNews

FOCUS St. Louis is pleased to announce the 27 outstanding individuals selected for the fall 2022 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 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.

“For more than 40 years the Women In Leadership program has been bringing together a diverse mix of women from across sectors for growth, learning and connection,” says Shalia Ford, WIL Program Director. “This experience is designed to help participants gain the tools, resources and network to lead more confidently and effectively in all their spheres of influence.”

Upon graduation, participants join the network of more than 10,000 FOCUS program alumni.

This year’s Women In Leadership program is presented with support from Emerson, Dierbergs and Reinsurance Group of America, Inc.

Women In Leadership Fall 2022 Cohort

Linda Anderson
Student Recruitment & Community Outreach Coordinator
Confluence Academies

Mecca Baker
Business Alignment Lead
Washington University

Andrea Blaylock
Director of Wellbeing
Emerson

April Buchanan
Assistant General Auditor
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Colleen Daum
Chief Advancement and Advocacy Officer
Covenant House Missouri

Sherrica Davis-Hunt
Development Director – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Southern Illinois University Foundation

Shannon Durio
Director of Philanthropy
FamilyForward

Taylor Fischer
Systems Manager
Negwer Door Systems

Lucy Gossett
Director of Executive Administration & Special Projects
COCA-Center of Creative Arts

Megan Hegger
Manager, Customer Research & Insights
Ameren Missouri

Dawn Higgins
Director Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Nestlé Purina Petcare Company

Shalin S. Jain
Business Technology and Automation Leader
American Family Insurance

Misty Jones
Region Vice President of Operations
SSM Health

LaTonya Keaton
Regional Vice President
CoBank

Latifa Lewis
Office Manager
FamilyForward

Tricia O’Brien
Senior Manager, Technical Service Delivery
Object Computing, Inc.

Janie Nicole Redd
Talent Acquisition & DEI Specialist
MTM

Dr. Amber Reinhart
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Nicole Rendleman
Design Manager/Project Architect
Jacobs

Hermenia Ricks
Executive Management Fellow
Washington University School of Medicine

Jessica Rozycki
Midwest Aerodynamics Test Operations Senior Manager
The Boeing Company

Jen Sherer
Managing Director, Development and External Affairs
Teach for America St. Louis

Tori Sombright
Data and Compliance Manager
Knowledge Is Power Program

Dr. Tanisha Stevens
Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
University of Missouri-St. Louis

Casey Stinemetz
Development Director
Thomas Dunn Learning Center

Kari Willett
Sr. Organizational Development Coordinator
Object Computing, Inc.

Grace Wright
Strategy Director
Gorilla 76