Introducing the Spring 2022 Class of Emerging Leaders

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FOCUS St. Louis® has selected 32 talented young professionals for the Spring 2022 cohort of Emerging Leaders. This competitive program provides participants 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 Leaders program … Read More

Meet Our Spring 2022 Cohort of Women In Leadership

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FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the 28 outstanding individuals selected for the spring 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 other women from diverse backgrounds. Through interviews and … Read More

Celebrating Black History Month 2022

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Looking for a way to commemorate Black History Month? Check out some of these local virtual events. Friday, Feb. 4 Black History Month S.L.A.M. Ferguson Youth Initiative 6 p.m. More Info 2022 Black History Celebration Frankie Freeman Inspirational Lecture with Laura Coates St. Louis County Library 7 p.m. More Info Friday, Feb. 11 Diversity Perspectives: Embracing Divergent Viewpoints Olin Business … Read More

FOCUS Leaders in the News – 1.25.2022

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

Check out our FOCUS-trained alumni in the news! Leadership St. Louis Flint Fowler (1993) and Valerie Patton (1993/WIL 1990) were named co-chairs of the HomeGrown StL Regional Steering Committee. Arik Frankel (2015) was promoted to Head of Market Development Organization at Nestlé Purina PetCare. Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley (2022) was named one of 5 Superintendents to Watch in 2022 by K-12Dive. Thomas … Read More

Cate Hanford Joins FOCUS St. Louis

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We’re pleased to announce the addition of Cate Hanford to our full-time staff as Program Coordinator. In her new role, Cate will provide program support and administrative assistance to a portfolio of FOCUS’ civic leadership programs, including Leadership St. Louis, Youth Leadership St. Louis and Women In Leadership. With over a decade of experience at the Saint Louis Science Center, … Read More

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2022

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Looking for a way to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy? Check out some of the events taking place in the region and virtually in honor of the MLK holiday. All events below are free and open to the public. Monday, Jan. 3-Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 We Can All Serve – MLK Food Drive St. Louis Public Library More … Read More

FOCUS Leaders in the News – 12.7.2021

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Check out our FOCUS-trained alumni in the news! Leadership St. Louis Bart Andrews (2015 / DLF 2016) received the Silver Key Award from Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri. Gene Dobbs Bradford (2006) has been named as Executive Director of the Savannah Music Festival. Women In Leadership Deb Dubin (2002) was named Chief Philanthropy Officer for Moneta Group. Emerging Leaders … Read More

How You Can Support FOCUS This GivingTuesday (and All Year-Round)

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As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, FOCUS St. Louis depends on the support of our members, donors and community partners to continue our work of educating and connecting leaders and facilitating the important conversations. There are a number of ways you can show your support for FOCUS this GivingTuesday – and every day of the year! Make a year-end gift. You may … Read More

We’re Thankful for You

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

For me, Thanksgiving is a time for rest, reflection and gratitude. >> We rest, because as leaders we know we can’t pour from an empty cup. >> We reflect, because as leaders we are continually learning and growing. >> We practice gratitude, because as leaders we cannot do this work alone and it’s important to celebrate the successes, big and … Read More

FOCUS Leaders in the News – 11.23.2021

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Check out our FOCUS-trained alumni in the news! Leadership St. Louis Alesha Henley (2021) was promoted to Senior Managing Director for COCA. Simon Huang (2016) was named Chief Technology Officer for the City of St. Louis. Dr. Will Ross (1996) was named Washington University’s inaugural Alumni Endowed Professor of Medicine. Gene Todd (2016) has been promoted to Head of Regional … Read More