A Taste of Mentoring

Becky Rasmussen

A Taste of Mentoring

Date(s) - January 12, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Registration for this event is now closed! If registered, you should have received your unique log-in link from the FOCUS Virtual Campus (noreply@notify.focus-leaders.org). Be sure to check your junk/spam/promotions folder! If you do not see it, please contact Kayla Dix at kaylad@focus-stl.org or (314) 657-4020.

Get started on those 2022 career resolutions!

Join us for a morning of virtual speed-mentoring, offering you the unique opportunity to connect one-on-one with several civic and professional leaders.

Tap into the valuable wisdom of our FOCUS alumni mentors. Whether you’re looking to take the next step in your career, expand your professional network, increase your community involvement or are dealing with a leadership challenge, you’ll gain the benefit of multiple new perspectives and years of collective experience. Bring your questions for this fun and fast-paced session!

This event is aimed at young professionals and those in the early-to-mid stages of their careers. Space is limited, so register early.


FOCUS Members – $20

This event is only open to current FOCUS members, and you must log-in to register. If you’ve forgotten your log-in, enter your email address here to reset your password.

Not a member? Join or renew your membership today!

What Past Participants Had to Say

“I enjoyed having the opportunity to connect with a variety of professionals from different industries, and to find commonalities. Mentors were very willing to share their stories, nuggets of wisdom, and to connect.”

“This event was an amazing experience in providing an opportunity to build networks, gain invaluable advice from community leaders, and exposure to the FOCUS organization.”

“The best part was the opportunity to speak with such amazing mentors. Their advice is incredible. One of them gave me an idea that may be my next big break!” 

Accessing the Event

This event will be hosted on the FOCUS Virtual Campus. Your unique log-in details will be sent a few days prior from noreply@notify.focus-leaders.org – be sure to check your junk/spam/promotions folder if you don’t see it.

If you have any questions regarding your registration, please contact Kayla Dix at kaylad@focus-stl.org or (314) 657-4020.


Dr. Yemi Akande-Bartsch, President & CEO, FOCUS St. Louis
Tosha Anderson, CEO, The Charity CFO
Derrick Brooks, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Digital Strategy, Commerce Bank (LSL 2020)
Heather Brown, CEO, Eight Bit Studios
Ginny Burns, Director of Borrower Experience & Quality Assurance, MOHELA (WIL 2010)
Leann Chilton, Vice President, BJC HealthCare (LSL 2001/Impact Fellows 2016)
Dr. Molly Cline
, Community Volunteer/Agriculture Advocate, Retired Monsanto (LSL 2004)
Suvir Dhar, Executive Director, Unity Foundation (LSL 2018)
Shalia Ford, Director of Leadership Programs, FOCUS St. Louis (WIL 2009)
Joe Gfaller, Managing Director, Metro Theater Company (LSL 2013)
Rochelle D. Jones, Lieutenant Colonel, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (LSL 2005)
Karen Kalish, Founder, HOME WORKS! The Teacher Home Visit Program (LSL 2002)
Pat Knoerle-Jordan
, Principal, PKJ Consulting (LSL 2001)
Steve Lewis, Vice President, Associated General Contractors of Missouri (LSL 1997/Impact Fellows 2016)
Marjorie Moore, Executive Director, VOYCE (LSL 2015)
Adriana Osorio, ADA Partner, Centene Corporation (Emerging Leaders 2021)
Michelle Stevens, Director of Development, FOCUS St. Louis
Julio Suárez, Head of U.S. Community Affairs and Foundation – Better World, Anheuser-Busch (past FOCUS Board Member)
Tony Zagora, Senior Vice President & Partner, FleishmanHillard (LSL 2013)