Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Events Around Town

Becky RasmussenEvents

Looking for a way to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy? Check out some of the events taking place around town in honor of the MLK holiday. All events below are free and open to the public. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 Eighth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Tribute Breakfast Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis & Saint Louis … Read More

Nominations Now Open for the 2020 What’s Right with the Region Awards

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23rd Annual What's Right with the Region Awards

FOCUS is now accepting nominations for the 23rd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards. Each year, FOCUS applauds the efforts of the individuals, organizations and/or initiatives that making a positive difference in the St. Louis region. This year, nominations are sought in the following categories: Demonstrating Innovative Solutions Fostering Creativity for Social Change Improving Equity and Inclusion Promoting Stronger … Read More

FOCUS Panel Discussion Explores Career Pivots

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Preparing for Career Pivots

On Dec. 3, 2019, FOCUS St. Louis brought together professionals from across industries, as well as members and alumni, to discuss how to plan and manage career transitions. With an average employee tenure of four to five years, the ability to handle these  pivots (whether chosen or forced upon) is critical to long-term career success and satisfaction. Thank you to … Read More

Matthew R. Kerns Joins FOCUS St. Louis

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We’re pleased to announce the addition of Matthew R. Kerns to our full-time staff at Associate Director of Member and Alumni Relations. In his new role, Matthew will oversee all functions of member relations, including member acquisition and retention, stewardship, and special events. He will also manage alumni relations, planning and implementing events, services and activities to engage FOCUS’ extensive … Read More

33 Young Professionals Selected for Fall 2019 Class of Emerging Leaders

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

FOCUS St. Louis has selected 33 talented young professionals for the Fall 2019 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

FOCUS Welcomes Fall 2019 Class of Coro Women In Leadership

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the 19 outstanding women selected for the fall 2019 class of Coro™ Women In Leadership. The Coro Women In Leadership program offers women the opportunity to refine their leadership competencies, learn about the St. Louis region, and connect with other women from diverse backgrounds during this three-month program, held each fall and spring. … Read More

Introducing the 2019-20 Cohort of FOCUS Impact Fellows

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FOCUS St. Louis is pleased to announce the 21 individuals selected for the 2019-20 cohort of FOCUS Impact Fellows. Launched in 2016 and now entering its fourth class, the program represents FOCUS’ most advanced offering and gives leaders the opportunity to work together to address a specific issue in the St. Louis region. This year’s cohort will focus on workforce … Read More

FOCUS Announces New Hires and Promotion

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We’re pleased to announce the addition of Joani Alsop and Michelle Stevens to our full-time staff. In addition, team member Makita Hill has been promoted to the role of Leadership Program Manager. As Director of Learning, Joani Alsop will manage and direct strategy, program development, implementation, and evaluation for the FOCUS portfolio of leadership programs. She has more than 15 … Read More