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Women Who Mean Business

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.

By Jenna deJong | Art Direction by Danielle Giarratano | Photography by Brandon Alms

Mar 2021

Biz 417's Women Who Mean Business 2021 Winners
Photo by Brandon AlmsFrom left to right: Priscilla McKinney, Stephanie O'Connor, Michelle Billionis, Carrie Richardson, Melody Savley Purchase Photo

Each of these women climbed their way to success, even if it meant taking big risks. Our sixth annual Women Who Mean Business feature recognizes five women who are unafraid of a challenge.

Meet our 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

Which Woman Who Means Business Are You?

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Whose personality is most like your own? Take the quiz to find out, then be sure to secure your tickets to Women Who Mean Business Live presented by American National on Thursday, April 8. Designed to showcase and encourage female leadership in the workplace, the virtual event features a panel discussion with the 2021 Women Who Mean Business.

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