November 2019
Women's Network is a Division of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce
The mission of Women's Network is to connect, empower and engage members through leadership development, educational opportunities and innovative outreach.
"NO"vember's Chair's Corner
This month, Krista challenges members to start saying no to people and commitments that are draining our energy, and some ways to start saying no.

Upcoming Events

Women's Network events are a great way to challenge your comfort zone, meet new people, and get the most out of your WN membership. Make a point to attend one of our upcoming events this month! Visit our website for all events.
November Professional Development Luncheon
November 21 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. | PeachTree Catering
5 Elements of Well Being
For the past 4 months Chair Krista Kippenberger has reminded members to give their Best Yes, both at home and at work. The November Professional Development Luncheon will feature Melody Morgan who will help attendees to take stock of their 5 areas of well being: career, social, physical, financial and community. She’ll walk attendees through exercises focused on identifying which areas they are strongest and which areas need extra attention, while helping to identify roadblocks that could stifle our growth. As we inch closer to the holidays, this luncheon is the perfect opportunity to set ourselves up to close out our year balanced, and begin a new year with our well being front of mind.

Registration is closed; walk ins available at the door
Presented by:
Annual Holiday Party
December 5 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Les Bourgeois Winery
Mistletoe & Merlot
Each year Women's Network welcomes members to ring in the holiday season with fellow members! Our location, beverage and food sponsor, Les Bourgeois Winery has been working tirelessly along with our Special Events committee to create the best networking and celebratory event for WN. As always, we'll have a wide selection of silent auction items with the proceeds going 100% to our Changing the Odds committee (a committee who focuses on supporting women in our community).

$12 - open to members
Presented by:
Presenting Sponsor  Veterans United Home Loans ; Location, Food & Beverage Sponsor  Les Bourgeois Vineyards ; Silver Sponsors  Servpro of Columbia  and  Tigers Community Credit Union ; Decor Sponsor  A-1 Rentals ; Door Prize Sponsor  Any Time Fitness Les Bourgeois Vineyards  and Serenity Valley Winery

Scholarships and Awards

Women's Network offers a number of scholarships and awards to its members. Scholarship and award nomination windows vary; for a complete list of scholarships and awards, visit the Scholarships and Awards page of our website!
ATHENA Nominations Open Now

Its time to start thinking about an exceptional professional to nominate for the ATHENA Leadership Award or ATHENA Young Professional Award today.

The ATHENA Leadership Award is presented to a woman, or man, who is honored for attaining professional excellence, community service and for actively assisting women in their achievement of professional excellence and leadership skills. This year's ATHENA will join the ranks of other incredible professionals in our community, including most recent recipient, Jan Grossman.

The ATHENA Young Professional Award honors emerging leaders who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and serve as a role model for women. And what do we mean by young? We mean any individual that still feels young at heart. An ATHENA Young Professional is an individual that is still in the prime of their career, and who is on a professional trajectory to join the ranks of the ATHENA Leadership Award recipients.

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Upcoming Committee Meetings

Leadership Development Roundtable | NO MEETING IN NOVEMBER
Special Events| Wednesday, December 4 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Marketing Communications | Monday, December 9 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Monthly Program | Wednesday, December 11 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Membership Development | NO MEETING IN DECEMBER

All committee meetings are open to WN members and take place at The Walton Bldg at 300 S. Providence (unless otherwise noted)
Members Flash Network!
WN Members enjoyed a quick coffee with other members at Lakota South last month at the Special Events committee Flash Networking! Flash Networkings are casual opportunities to meet and get to know other members. Keep your eye out for the next Flash Networking event!
Professional Development Resource
Things to remember this Holiday Season - Columbia, MO...

The Holidays are among us which can often be a crazy and hectic time in our personal and professional lives. The American Physiological Association shares some tips to reframing our thinking this holiday season. Read more and tell us what you think!

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Member Milestones and Celebrations

Congratulations to Misty Phillips on her job transition to Visionworks Marketing Group!

Congratulations to Lili Vianello, Top Dog of Visionworks Marketing Group, on her newest business venture, ACA Business Club!

Congratulations Lara Pieper, owner of Bloom Bookkeeping for being selected as the Women Who Own It Award recipient for Boone County with the Missouri Women's Business Center!

Congratulations to Rachel Sparks for her new position with Connection Exchange, LLC!

Congratulations to Sherry Major with Women's Business Center for being selected for the CoMO Impact Award!

Congratulations Nickie Davis on her promotion to Executive Director of The District CID!

If you have any milestones or celebrations to include next month, please send them to
Bethany Schoengarth at
Your newsletter contributors include:

Bethany Schoengarth , Co-Chair (Marketing Committee), Columbia Marketing Group
Justina Dial , Co-Chair (Marketing Committee), Central Bank of Boone County
Laura Kogut , Steering Liaison (Marketing Committee), Landmark Bank
Teresa Snow , Steering Liaison (Marketing Committee), MU Health Care
Sara Humm , Co-Chair (Monthly Program Committee), City of Columbia
Elizabeth Stephens , The Columbia Missourian
Audrey Sharp, Veterans United
Brandi Spurling , Columbia Chamber of Commerce
Women's Network
a Division of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce

300 S Providence Rd
Columbia, MO 65203

(573) 874-1132