What I’m Thankful For

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

This year has challenged us all – as individuals, as families, as organizations, as a community, and as a nation. I continue to be awed by the way I’ve seen our FOCUS-trained leaders step up, from working on the front lines of the pandemic to looking out for the most vulnerable in our community to continuing the fight for equity … Read More

Meet the Fall 2020 Cohort of Coro Women In Leadership

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the 21 outstanding individuals selected for the fall 2020 class of Coro Women In Leadership. The Coro Women In Leadership program 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 during this three-month program, held each … Read More

Racial Equity and Anti-Racism Resources

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

Racial equity training, tools and discussion are woven into the curriculum for each of our FOCUS leadership programs, but the road to understanding is an ongoing journey. While far from an exhaustive list, here are some reads and resources to help continue, expand or inform your learning and action. Articles/Posts Our liberation is bound together – Embracing Equity / Medium U.S. … Read More

Introducing Our New Lineup of FOCUS Virtual Events

Becky RasmussenAlumni, Events, News

During this time of social distancing, FOCUS has paused our in-person program days and events, but keeping our alumni and member community connecting and learning has never been more important. To meet the changing needs of our leaders during these challenging times, we’re pleased to introduce our new lineup of online events. Each week, we’ll offer virtual conversations for alumni … Read More

FOCUS Names Deborah Patterson and Antoinette Carroll as Alumni Award Honorees

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

At the 23rd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards Celebration on May 7, FOCUS St. Louis will recognize two alumnae of its civic leadership programs: 2020 FOCUS St. Louis Legacy Alumni Award Deborah Patterson – Leadership St. Louis 1977-78 2020 FOCUS St. Louis Emerging Alumni Award Antionette D. Carroll – Emerging Leaders 2013 “Each year, more than 300 individuals … Read More

Meet the Spring 2020 Cohort of Coro Women In Leadership

Becky RasmussenAlumni, News

FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the 20 outstanding individuals selected for the spring 2020 class of Coro Women In Leadership. The Coro Women In Leadership program offers professionals 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

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