Introducing the 2021-22 Class of Leadership St. Louis

Becky RasmussenNews

FOCUS St. Louis has selected 73 outstanding individuals from the private, public and nonprofit sectors for the 46th Leadership St. Louis (LSL) class. These participants join a prestigious group of more than 2,500 leaders who have graduated from the LSL program since its inception in 1976. Leadership St. Louis is a highly respected program for experienced leaders who have demonstrated … Read More

Congratulations to our FOCUS 2020-21 Graduates!

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This year, 261 leaders graduated from a FOCUS program. They represent all ages and career levels – from high school students to CEOs – and came together from a wide range of sectors, industries and backgrounds. In addition to challenging themselves as leaders, we hope each graduate gained a deeper understanding of our St. Louis region and how they can … Read More

Congratulations to Our Youth Leadership St. Louis Graduates!

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Youth Leadership St. Louis 2021

This week we had the opportunity to celebrate our newest class of Youth Leadership St. Louis graduates as they concluded their 2020-21 program year. While this year presented unique challenges, it also offered new opportunities for students to expand and demonstrate their leadership skills as they virtually explored our St. Louis community and connected with civic leaders. Special thanks to Dr. … Read More

FOCUS To Honor Kathy Lambert with Legacy Alumni Award

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

At the 24th Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration on May 13, FOCUS St. Louis will honor Leadership St. Louis alum Kathy Lambert, Co-founder of Connections to Success, with its 2021 Legacy Alumni Award. “Each year, more than 300 individuals graduate from our FOCUS programs and take what they’ve learned into their personal, professional and civic leadership roles,” … Read More

Congratulations to the 2021 What’s Right with the Region Honorees!

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On May 13, 2021, FOCUS St. Louis, the region’s premier leadership organization, will honor 20 individuals, organizations, and initiatives making a difference at the 24th Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration. These honorees were nominated by the public and selected by a committee of local leaders for their impact and service to the community. FOCUS St. Louis will … Read More

Constance Gully and Michael McMillan to Receive FOCUS St. Louis 2021 Leadership Awards

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We’re pleased to announce Constance Gully, President and CEO of Parents as Teachers, and Michael McMillan, President and CEO of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, as the recipients of the 2021 FOCUS Leadership Awards. This prestigious award, chosen by the FOCUS Board of Directors, is given annually to individuals who demonstrate committed leadership, generate a meaningful impact in … Read More

FOCUS Selects Spring 2021 Cohort of Women In Leadership

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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 … Read More

Meet the Spring 2021 Class of Emerging Leaders

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FOCUS St. Louis® has selected 30 talented young professionals for the Spring 2021 cohort of Emerging Leaders. This competitive program provides participants (ages 22-35) with an increased sense of engagement in the region, as well as the tools to take an active role as the next generation of St. Louis regional leaders. Since its launch in 2012, the FOCUS Emerging … Read More

Celebrating Black History Month 2021

Becky RasmussenEvents

Looking for a way to commemorate Black History Month? Check out some of these local virtual events. Monday, Feb. 1 Transforming St. Louis: A Conversation with Kayla Reed and Blake Strode Washington University 5:30 p.m. More Info Who is safe in St. Louis? Examining Why Black Male Personal Safety is Critical for A Better St. Louis. HomeGrown STL and the … Read More

FOCUS St. Louis Announces Staff Promotions

Becky RasmussenNews

FOCUS St. Louis, the region’s premier leadership organization, is pleased to announce the promotion of several staff members to new roles. Shalia Ford has been named as Director of Leadership Programs, where she will assume additional oversight for FOCUS’ programs as well as serving as Director of Women In Leadership (WIL) and Youth Leadership St. Louis (YLSL). Shalia joined the … Read More