Chair’s Corner: And The Survey Says!!!

We Rise by Lifting Others, Liz Townsend's Chair term ends

By Liz Townsend Bird, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, Women’s Network Chair

On behalf of the Women’s Network Leadership Team, we are excited to invite you to participate in our upcoming Women’s Network Engagement Survey. This project has been in the works for quite some time now. We’ve been giving it a lot of time and energy, and we are so pleased that it is finally coming to fruition. I want to thank our survey subcommittee members, Patty Anderson, Anna Hargis, Jessie Kwatamdia, Jaclyn Rogers and Suzanne Rothwell, who have helped develop the survey.

Two years ago Women’s Network celebrated its 40th anniversary as a division of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce. From that moment, we started asking the question: “What does the next 40 years look like?”  The professional needs of women has evolved over the decades and we want to be sure we are a worthy investment of your time and money, and that we are meeting your professional development needs.

In the coming weeks, the Women’s Network Engagement Survey will go live and we invite you to share your feedback with us. This is your opportunity to RISE to the occasion to help LIFT others by enhancing Women’s Network to continue to be a valuable source of connection, empowerment and engagement for Columbia women in business. We are eager to hear from YOU!   


Liz Townsend Bird

Women’s Network Chair, 2022-23

Director of Development

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri



300 S Providence Rd
PO Box 1016
Columbia, Mo 65205