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Inspiring Stories of Leadership from Five Unstoppable Business Women

Biz 417's Women Who Mean Business worked their way to the top of their respective industries in southwest Missouri and are poised for growth. Our fourth annual feature introduces five impressive women unafraid of change or obstacles.

Meet our Winners

AMANDA KASTLER Partner at Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP

AMANDA KASTLER
Partner at Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP

STEPHANIE LYNCH Vice President of Sales, Markets and Technology at International Dehydrated Foods Inc., American Dehydrated Foods Inc. and FITCO LLC

STEPHANIE LYNCH
Vice President of Sales, Markets and Technology at International Dehydrated Foods Inc., American Dehydrated Foods Inc. and FITCO LLC

ANGELA D. SMITH Owner of ADsmith Marketing & Advertising

ANGELA D. SMITH
Owner of ADsmith Marketing & Advertising

JULIE SWIFT Vice President for Waypoint

JULIE SWIFT
Vice President for Waypoint

SHELLEY WEHNER Co-owner, Project Manager and Designer at Cabinet Concepts by Design

SHELLEY WEHNER
Co-owner, Project Manager and Designer at Cabinet Concepts by Design

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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. That’s the type of woman Biz 417 has shed the spotlight on since our first class of Women Who Mean Business in 2016. Strong candidates are women who are leading the way in their fields, running boardrooms or giving back in big ways.

The formal nomination period opens each September and includes a finalist round. Honorees are profiled in the March/April issue of the following year.

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