Women at the MAC

Women across all life stages are discovering that valuable female fellowship can be found right here at the MAC!

The Club hosts numerous social events and activities for members to enjoy depending on their personal or professional interests. Whether a member wants to create new friendships, expand their professional network, discover other moms with active kids, enhance their health and fitness routine or explore new ways to enjoy the Club in their free time, the MAC is where women belong and can thrive with like-spirited women.

Through fitness, athletics, business and social activities, there are ample opportunities for women at the MAC to connect, support and encourage one another. Events exclusive to women provide enhanced opportunities for female fellowship within the Club.


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To support the personal growth and professional development of MAC women members, the Women's Initiative Group has partnered with FOCUS St. Louis to offer a unique scholarship opportunity for one MAC woman member to participate in the FOCUS Women in Leadership (WIL) program's 2024 Fall Cohort.

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Events

Women of Distinction Luncheon

The Missouri Athletic Club annually recognizes women in the St. Louis region who are demonstrating tremendous vision and mentorship in business, civic and philanthropic endeavors. Since 2011, more than 50 honorees have been celebrated for making an impact in many different ways and all have been selected for their outstanding demonstration of excellence, growth, grit/determination and empathy.

In 2024, the MAC will continue the tradition of honoring four women from the community and one Rising Star. The Rising Star should be someone 35 years of age or less who is leading the next generation of professional women to new heights.

 

Nominations are invited once per year, and the honorees are selected through a blind-selection process via The WoD Selection Committee. Separately, the WoD Planning Committee meets throughout the year leading up to the luncheon to assist with details. 2024 Women of Distinction Chairs: Governor Carrie Burggraf and Lauren Hieger.

For more information, please contact Director of Special Events Katie Maurer at 314-539-4402 or kmaurer@mac-stl.org.

 
Ladies' Events
Through fitness, athletics, business and social activities, there are ample opportunities for women at the MAC to connect, support and encourage one another. Events exclusive to women provide enhanced opportunities for female fellowship within the Club.
  • Ladies' Lunch & Coffee Group – meets monthly as scheduled on the event calendar
  • Ladies' Night Out – meets quarterly as scheduled on the event calendar
  • Ladies' health, wellness and athletic activities – as scheduled on the athletic calendar
Other Signature Women's Events
Sip & Shop – an annual holiday shopping event with outside vendors, boutique exhibitors and a philanthropic component.
Registration is open to all Members and their guests. Save the date for Nov. 20, 2024.

 

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The Women's Initiative Group

History

Established in 2011 as a Membership sub-committee to encourage female engagement across the Club and increase efforts to recruit more exceptional women to join the MAC, The Women's Initiative Group (WIG) continues today with its efforts to support the interests and needs of female members.

Over the years, female Membership has grown at the Club, increasing the relevance and significance of the group. WIG has become instrumental in helping women, both new and long-time members, to feel welcomed and represented at the Club. Through these efforts, women's thoughts and voices have become ingrained into everyday Club life and leadership by dedicated female board members, staff members and frequent Club-goers.

 
About
The WIG Steering Council is comprised of a core group of female members that plan events and guide WIG involvement. Women interested in taking an active role in ensuring female presence at the Club are invited to join the WIG Steering Council. The group meets 4-6 times annually. WIG Co-Chairs: Carrie Burggraf and Lauren Hieger
 
If you are interested in being involved, let us know!
 

The Women's Business Owner Roundtable

The Women's Business Owner Roundtable (WBOR) is a Club Within the Club (CWC) open to women MAC members who hold a full or fractional ownership in a closely held business. This group focuses on fostering a community where like-minded and like-tasked women members can connect, leverage their expertise and networks, and support one another in creating successful businesses. The group provides camaraderie, collaboration, and confidentiality. Regular meetings and activities as scheduled. WBOR Chair: Gov. Cheri McLaughlin.

If you are a female business owner, we'd like to know!

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