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Signature Speaker Series Networking Luncheon

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

$35.00 – $50.00


From Courage to Triumph

Natissia Small, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

This presentation seeks to equip every woman with empowering strategies and tools to navigate life’s challenges with courage to triumph. Using courage as a foundational value to overcome fear with a mindset to take action, grow, and become your most authentic self.

After this presentation, you will walk away feeling empowered through self-reflection, growth, and a celebration of life’s hurdles and wins!



11:00 am – 12:15 pm – Networking, Welcome, and Lunch
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm – Presentation and Final Announcements


More about Natissia:

As the CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, Dr. Natissia Small is focused on providing visionary leadership, community engagement, fundraising, and innovative practices.

With nearly three decades of higher education experience, Natissia has dedicated her career to creating innovative programs and partnerships to provide students and their families with holistic support through education, mentorship, professional skill building, and resources needed to access and finish college to become strong leaders in the global workforce.

Natissia most recently served as Vice Provost for Access, Academic Support and Workforce Integration at the University of Missouri-St Louis. During her tenure, Natissia led the university in gaining local, state, and national recognition for college access and academic support, including commendation from the Missouri Senate for “Excellent Contributions and Outstanding Dedication to the Community,” the Dr. Asa G. Hilliard Model of Excellence Award from the  National College Board, FOCUS St. Louis “What’s Right with the Region Award,” and many more.

A recognized contributor to our community, Natissia has received a number of individual awards and recognitions, including, but not limited to:

• Greater St. Louis Inc., “STL Made Recognition”
• St. Louis Business Journal, “Champions of Diversity & Inclusion”
• St. Louis American, “Salute to Excellence in Education”
• Resilience in Action, “Unsung Heroes in Education and Mentor of the Year”
• University of Missouri-St. Louis, “Women’s Trailblazer”

Born and raised in rural Charleston, Missouri, Natissia, a first-generation college student went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication from Southeast Missouri State University. She also earned dual master degrees in Secondary School Education-Adult Education, and Counseling, as well as obtained her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Missouri-St Louis.

Natissia is a strong leader in our community, making her a dynamic advocate for Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri and the entire non-profit industry.

You have the choice of: 

Pan Seared Salmon
Pasta Alfredo with Grilled Chicken
Short Ribs

Your meal will also include:

Citrus and Apple Salad
Dinner Rolls and Butter
Creme Brulee with Fresh Berries

coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks

Please advise us of any food allergies at checkout.  Thank you.

Disclaimer:  Photos and videos of all members, guests, speakers, and affiliates may be used in any and all publications and materials promoted by PWA.

The Professional Women’s Alliance is an organization of women supporting one another for personal and professional development.  We strive to keep the annual membership cost affordable to encourage participation.  We also believe in “try it before you buy it” which is the reason we offer potential members the opportunity to attend two events before deciding to join.


August 14
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$35.00 – $50.00
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Missouri Athletic Club – West
1777 Des Peres Rd
Des Peres, MO 63131
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