Meet the 2021 Biz 417 Women Who Mean Business

When presented with challenges, these women don't back down. These five stories are about braving the unknown, conquering tragedy and pioneering the future.

Meet our 2021 Winners

PRISCILLA MCKINNEY CEO and Momma Bird of Little Bird Marketing

PRISCILLA MCKINNEY
CEO and Momma Bird of Little Bird Marketing

STEPHANIE O'CONNOR Vice President - Chief Information and People Officer of City Utilities

STEPHANIE O'CONNOR
Vice President - Chief Information and People Officer of City Utilities

MICHELLE BILLIONIS Owner of The Coffee Ethic, Co-Owner of Cherry Picker Package and Fare

MICHELLE BILLIONIS
Owner of The Coffee Ethic, Co-Owner of Cherry Picker Package and Fare

CARRIE RICHARDSON Executive Director of Leadership Springfield

CARRIE RICHARDSON
Executive Director of Leadership Springfield

MELODY SAVLEY Co-owner and Chief Pharmacy Officer of Alps Pharmacy

MELODY SAVLEY
Co-owner and Chief Pharmacy Officer of Alps Pharmacy



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We all know one: a powerful, determined businesswoman who, honestly, would be a little intimidating if she weren’t so damn good at her job. Nominations for Biz 417’s seventh annual Women Who Mean Business feature will begin in September 2021. Strong candidates are women who are leading the way in their field, running boardrooms or giving back in big ways.

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