A Taste of Mentoring

Becky Rasmussen

A Taste of Mentoring

Date(s) - January 25, 2023
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Registration for this event is now closed. Log-in details have been sent by email to all registrants. If you need to make any changes to your existing registration, please contact Kayla Dix at kaylad@focus-stl.org or (314) 657-4020.

Get started on those 2023 career resolutions!

Join us for a morning of virtual speed-mentoring, offering you the unique opportunity to connect 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 – $15 (join/renew today to save!)
Nonmembers – $25

If you’re a current member, be sure to log-in to take advantage of the discounted pricing.

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!” 


Derrick Brooks(LSL 2020), Executive Vice President, Enterprise Digital Strategy, Commerce Bank
Zundra Bryant (WIL 2003), Vice President, Human Resources Operations, Centene Corporation
Dr. Dedric Carter (LSL 2015), Vice Chancellor for Innovation & Chief Commercialization Officer, Washington University in St. Louis
LaKricia Cox (WIL 2021), Executive Director, Girls In The Know
Joe Gfaller (LSL 2013), Managing Director, Metro Theater Company
Sara Govero (LSL 2021), Director of Client Relations, Pelikan & Orris LLC
Blake Hamilton (LSL 2019/Emerging Leaders 2015), Senior Vice President of Programs, International Institute of St. Louis
Jessica Harris (LSL 2021), Vice Chancellor for Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Alexis Hershey (WIL 2021), Senior Vice President, Digital, Midwest BankCentre
Norma Jackson (LSL 2022), Chief Diversity & Attorney Development Officer, Thompson Coburn
Lt. Col. Rochelle D. Jones (LSL 2005), Retired, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
Deena Lauver Scotti (LSL 2011/DLF 2016), Vice President of Program Administration and Data Systems, Missouri Foundation for Health
Amal Mansuri (LSL 2005), Senior Communications Strategist, Edward Jones
Marjorie Moore (LSL 2015), Executive Director, VOYCE
Katrina Peoples (WIL 2014), Vice President, School Age Initiatives, Area Resources for Community & Health Services (ARCHS)
Reggi Rideout (LSL 2018), Vice President of Strategy, Simply Strategy
Jorge Riopedre (LSL 2009), Executive Director, Delmar Divine
Muriel Smith (WIL 2014/LSL 2018), Executive Director, St. Louis Area Diaper Bank
Scott Walker (LSL 2012), President & CEO, LifeWise StL
Josh Wilson (Impact Fellows 2020), Executive Director/CEO, Mission: St. Louis

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.

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