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Women Who Mean Business

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.

By Adrienne Donica | Makeup by Emily Edgar using MAC Cosmetics | Shot on location at Glass Hall at Missouri State University

Mar 2019

Biz 417's Women Who Mean Business 2019 Winners
Photo by Brandon AlmsFrom left to right: Stephanie Lynch, Julie Swift, Shelley Wehner, Angela D. Smith, Amanda Kastler Purchase Photo

Each year, Biz 417 honors a select group of outstanding businesswomen in southwest Missouri. Perhaps you already know the faces in this year’s class, but if you don’t, allow us to introduce you. The first thing you need to know is this: If these five women see barriers, they don’t let those give them pause. They break through them. They find solutions, develop alternate plans and know the path forward will include some failures. But above all, they are unrelenting in their pursuit of success. They are Women Who Mean Business.


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

Meet the Women Who Mean Business

GET B-SCHOOL TICKETS

Find out what makes the most powerful women in 417-land tick April 11 at Biz 417's B-School Breakfast Series presented by OTC Center for Workforce Development. Networking begins at Andy B's over breakfast, then gain insight on leadership, goal setting, advancing your career and entrepreneurship through a Q&A discussion with our panelists.