Women’s Leadership Society
The Women’s Leadership Society (WLS) is a growing community of over 3,000 women who collectively give their time, talent and treasures to help people in the St. Louis region. We use the power of our community to bring driven women together to address social issues and work to create a solid foundation for our region.
Our members network with fellow members through formal and informal events throughout the year. We use the power of our community to bring driven women together to make a positive impact in the communities we call home.
We strongly believe that every woman can harness the skills required to lead at work, in the community, and at home. Our members come from different industries and backgrounds and use their unique experiences to inspire and challenge one another. Through the Women’s Leadership Society, we’re working to create a solid foundation for the St. Louis region.
The Women’s Leadership Society is proud to offer the WLS Mentorship Program, led by and for our Leadership Givers who identify as female. We are a community of engaged and inspired women who help each other reach personal and professional goals. The program runs annually and is offered exclusively to Leadership Givers. Learn more about our mentorship program!
Your Dollars at Work
provides a month’s supply of diapers for 75 toddlers
provides a two-week hotel stay for a domestic violence victim needing immediate shelter
supplies five homebound seniors hot meals for six months
Ready to Join?
A gift of $1,000 or greater gives you access to join one or more Leadership Giving Societies and helps people in the St. Louis region live their best possible lives.
Susan Stith, Cigna, 2022 Chair
Sheila Alsup, ICL Specialty Products Inc.
Andrea Barry, Deloitte
Caroline Battles, Ascension
Julianne Callaway, RGA Reinsurance Company
Karen Dupske, Daugherty Business Solutions
Julie Erickson, Rx Outreach
Shannon Favazza, Edward Jones
Mary Fernandes, Bayer U.S. LLC
Kristin Guehlstorf, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
LaVicki Hart, Coldwell Banker Gundaker
Alexis Hershey, Midwest BankCentre
Megan Hoffman, Cigna
Cheryl Jones, Girls Incorporated of Saint Louis
Karen Jordan, Dentons
Lori Knudson, Aegion Corporation
Michelle Ko, Edward Jones
Nancy LeVault, Programs and Services for Older Person
Margaret McDonald, HOK
Angie Minges, Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Jamie Orf, KellyMitchell Group, Inc.
Kristen Polchinski, U.S. Bank
Lindsay Rozycki, Starburst Data
Christy Sales, Edward Jones
Tracy Shepard, Edward Jones
Pam Weston, Centene Corporation
Mary Ann Wymore, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Patricia Zahn, University of Missouri – St. Louis
2021: Margaret McDonald, Susan Stith
2020: Margaret McDonald, Michelle Ko
2019: Sharon Price John, Michelle Ko
2017-2018: Ellen Theroff
2015-2016: Penny Pennington
2013-2014: Marilyn Bush
2011-2012: Cassandra Sanford
2009-2010: Deb Hollingsworth
2008: Jan Holloway
2006-2007: Ellen Sherberg
2004-2005: Merry Mosbacher
2002-2003: Patricia Mercurio
2000-2001: Linda Locke, Juanita Hinshaw
1998-1999: Francine Katz
1996-1997: Mary Ann Krey