Introducing Our New Lineup of FOCUS Virtual Events

Becky RasmussenAlumni, Events, News

During this time of social distancing, FOCUS has paused our in-person program days and events, but keeping our alumni and member community connecting and learning has never been more important. To meet the changing needs of our leaders during these challenging times, we’re pleased to introduce our new lineup of online events. Each week, we’ll offer virtual conversations for alumni … Read More

Otis Williams Named FOCUS St. Louis 2020 Leadership Award Honoree

Becky RasmussenEvents, News

We’re pleased to announce Otis Williams, Executive Director of the St. Louis Development Corporation, as the recipient of the 2020 FOCUS Leadership Award. This prestigious award, chosen by the FOCUS Board of Directors, is given annually to individuals who demonstrate committed leadership, generate a meaningful impact in the community, and encourage strong community engagement in others. The award will be … Read More

Celebrating Black History Month

Becky RasmussenEvents

Looking for a way to commemorate Black History Month? Check out some of the events taking place around town. Tuesday, Feb. 4 Unflinching: The Power of the African American Vote Missouri History Museum 6:30-8:30 p.m. More Info Wednesday, Feb. 5 The Black Rep Presents “Character Building” St. Louis County Library – Lewis & Clark Branch 7:00 p.m. More Info Thursday, … Read More

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Events Around Town

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Looking for a way to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy? Check out some of the events taking place around town in honor of the MLK holiday. All events below are free and open to the public. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 Eighth Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Tribute Breakfast Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis & Saint Louis … Read More

FOCUS Panel Discussion Explores Career Pivots

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Preparing for Career Pivots

On Dec. 3, 2019, FOCUS St. Louis brought together professionals from across industries, as well as members and alumni, to discuss how to plan and manage career transitions. With an average employee tenure of four to five years, the ability to handle these  pivots (whether chosen or forced upon) is critical to long-term career success and satisfaction. Thank you to … Read More