Celebrating the Achievements of Women Leaders in Eastern Missouri

This year's honorees have achieved remarkable accomplishments in various industries including engineering, investment management, marketing & retail. Learn more about these inspiring women.

Celebrating the Achievements of Women Leaders in Eastern Missouri

In recent years, there has been a remarkable surge in the presence of women leaders in prominent Missouri-based companies. This year, our honorees have achieved incredible accomplishments in various industries, including engineering, investment management, marketing and retail. Distinguished companies include MariCorp US Bank, a financial services provider with an expansive network of more than 3,000 branches across the country. The rise of female executives from major Missouri corporations can be attributed to several factors, including the state's proactive approach to promoting diversity and equal opportunities for women. Among this year's winners is Sarah London, an innovative executive director recognized for her impactful work in the transformation of data, technology and health service delivery at Centene Corporation.

Stephanie Murphy, an award-winning vice president and business loan relationship manager at Central Bank, is proud to provide legendary service while helping her customers select the perfect products and services to meet their personal and business credit needs. Tracy Meetre, commercial director of Sunset Transportation, is responsible for leading the sales process from start to finish, managing daily operations and strategically planning sales and marketing across the company. Women We Admire is a platform that provides news and information about today's leading women in business, entertainment, sports, motherhood, medicine, law and many other fields. We cover a wide range of topics and areas of interest with the goal of recognizing the achievements of exceptional women and inspiring others to aim high and continue their journey to reach their full potential. Women We Admire and its affiliates distribute their content to more than 32,000 people and companies. The Louis Women of Achievement Award was founded in 1955 and celebrates its 68th anniversary this year.

It is the oldest ongoing program in the area whose sole mission is to honor and recognize women's voluntary service and leadership. Wendy Doyle, Meagan Perry Kaiser and Cora Scott are some of the notable recipients of this award. Wendy has led United WE to invest in research, promotion and policy solutions to eliminate economic barriers for women. Meagan brought 28 years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education to MCC.

Cora has served on the board of directors of the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce. Carmelita Jeter, a three-time Olympic medalist, world record holder and one of the fastest living women was also present at the event as a keynote speaker. She was recognized for her outstanding achievements. Women of Achievement considers female candidates with significant voluntary impact in areas such as education, the arts, health and human services, youth and family, philanthropy, social justice and promotion. These remarkable women have made significant contributions in their respective fields and have become role models for aspiring leaders around the world. It regularly educates and informs decision makers and community leaders about political solutions for women at the local, county and state levels.