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Missouri’s women leaders to gather in St. Louis for professional development conference

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Several of Missouri’s top women in business will be sharing their wisdom and experience on Nov. 2-3 in St. Louis.

The Missouri Chamber’s statewide Women in Leadership Conference — debuted in 2019 and returning in 2021 after a pandemic hiatus — will offer practical, business-focused professional development content and unique networking opportunities to professional women of all career stages. The summit will kick off with a welcome reception on Nov. 2 from 6-8 p.m. featuring the Purina Pro Plan Performance Dog Team. Nov. 3 will be a full day packed with a strong lineup of presenters.

Speakers will include:

  • Nina Leigh Krueger, CEO and President of Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (Unleash Your Potential — From Intern to CEO)
  • Khalia Collier, Vice President of Community Relations for St. Louis CITY SC (Don’t just play the game — Change it)
  • Jes Averhart, Founder and CEO of Jes & Co. (Confessions of an Imposter – Defeating Imposter Syndrome)
  • Rachel Dwiggins, Partner at BKD (The Sky Is The Limit)
  • and many others.

The full agenda, registration details and COVID-19 safety measures can be found at mochamber.com/wil. In-person and virtual attendee options are available.

“The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is passionate about developing strong business leadership in our state,” said Karen Buschmann, Missouri Chamber Vice President of Communications and Strategic Initiatives. “We offer this summit as way for us to engage with some of our state’s top business leaders in a unique format designed around the issues that are most important to women in the workforce today. The aim of this event is to help to connect and build a strong network of professional women across Missouri who are equipped with everything they need to take their careers and leadership skills to the next level.”

Women in Leadership Conference
Nov. 2-3
Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
9801 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63134
Held by Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Presented by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

Members of the press are welcome to attend any portion of the event. To receive login credentials for virtual access, contact Ashley Schwab at aschwab@mochamber.com.

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