Earlier this year, we announced the Missouri State University Foundation as one of our grantees. We chose the MSU Foundation because their work aligned with the results of our Women in Leadership research by creating solutions to empower women in the Greater Springfield area. Our research has found that women do not feel like they have the knowledge or confidence to serve on boards and commissions. In the years since, we have worked to help women gain confidence through our Appointments Project and other leadership trainings. MSU is using this opportunity to create another solution to these obstacles.
The eFactory is an MSU program that is the hub of entrepreneurship in southwest Missouri. The Network is the premier organization for Springfield’s young professionals interested in leadership positions. The two teamed to connect mentorship and business development resources.
We are already seeing their tremendous success of investing in women’s economic development and empowerment in their new initiative, Rosie -- a network for women interested in entrepreneurship, business development, and leadership in Springfield.
Rosie will host a launch event on November 17th from 4 - 6 p.m. at The eFactory in Springfield, MO. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
If you are interested in applying to be a part of Rosie, please click here.
If you are interested in serving on boards or commissions but are not in the Springfield area, learn more about opportunities in your community through our Appointments Project!