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.