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SBJ unveils 2023 Most Influential Women

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For 24 years, Springfield Business Journal has honored women for their professional and civic accomplishments and contributions.

An independent panel of judges has selected this year’s class of Most Influential Women.

They are, in alphabetical order, Alyea Alldredge, Mercy Health Foundation Springfield; Leisha Baker, Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services; Carrie Brown, Elliott Robinson & Co. LLP; Amy Derdall, City Utilities of Springfield; Betsy Fogle, Missouri House of Representatives and United Way of the Ozarks; Jami Glenn, Springfield Dream Center; Nicole Holt, Springfield Public Schools; Lori Johnson Murawski, TelComm Credit Union; Bridget Lovelle, KY3/KSPR; Stephanie Matthews, Simmons Bank; Ami Harshad Patel Miller, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Missouri; Zora Mulligan, Missouri State University; Jennifer Murray, Mercy Springfield Communities; Lisa Odom, FORVIS LLP; Becky Phipps, Encompass Academy; Jacqueline Post, Volt Credit Union; Jennifer Pyck, Higginbotham Insurance Agency Inc.; Shahad Sadeq, American Institute of Architects Springfield and Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective; Brandi VanAntwerp, Foster Adopt Connect Inc.; and Rachel Watson, Keller Williams Greater Springfield.

The 20 honorees will be recognized at an Oct. 20 event at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center.

SBJ has partnered with local nonprofit Victory Mission & Ministry for the event to raise funds and help provide resources to homeless individuals in the community.

Visit for more information on the event.


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