Alliance at ABRCMS Conference!

We started off November with a flight out to Phoenix, AZ to present at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Scientists. We shared with students the ins and outs of networking as they prepped to meet numerous colleges and recruiters. We talked about the A to Z of making business cards to creating a LinkedIn profile. The students really enjoyed it, commenting on how beneficial it was for them and how excited they were to use what they learned at the conference. We were happy to provide them with the tools they needed to find their match!

We had faculty in the audience who also found it beneficial and remarked “I am a professor, and I even learned something new! Who knew LinkedIn could be so powerful!”

A few photos as students funneled into the session:

Alliance at Veteran’s United, Griffiths Leadership Society and more!

We had the opportunity to do a Lunch n’ Learn for Veteran’s United staff in October. We had a great turnout of 60+ employees who learned about Imposter Syndrome, how to overcome it and what to do as a team leader. We really enjoyed being at VU and look forward to our next event with them!

We also presented at the Boonslick Women’s Business Network October Meeting! It was great meeting more women from the region and sharing some tips and tricks! We look forward to many more sessions with this great group!


And lastly this month we were selected to do the main workshop for the Griffiths Leadership Society Fall Leadership Conference. We had the pleasure of providing them with their main workshop for the day. We discussed bias and imposter syndrome, what they mean, how to overcome them and continue being successful women in society. We met wonderful students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our workshop was followed by a keynote speech from Susan Hart. She spoke of her journey and experience being a women in a male dominated field, it was truly inspirational.


CoMo Crawl and the ironic painting!

Despite the cold and rain, we had numerous visitors at our booth for this great event! We were placed in front of a painting that seemed to be depicting “The Unconscious”  based on the signage. We thought this was irony at its best since we provide trainings on Unconscious Bias, but it made for great conversation! We look forward to working with some company teams and educational groups that we met! The Missourian wrote a great article about the event that you can read here as well.

We met lots of local companies like Ravensnap which sells handcrafted jewelry with 50% of profits going to foster children and the Hatchery which is a great space for those needing some temp. office space or childcare while working, or just to have a nice place for those meetings other than a coffee shop! We also met Coming Home , which is housed in the same building as Range Free, and is going to be our go to for house warming gifts and unique gadgets!! Find more pictures and info on the night by searching #CrawlCoMo on Twitter!

Thank you to everyone who came out and we look forward to seeing you again!

Wonderful Keynote Event at “Stand Up! Stand Out!”

Our team leader, Dr. Rahhal, was the keynote speaker last weekend for the “Stand Up! Stand Out!” Event at the Missouri University of Science and Technology! This event focuses on empowering women via activities and presentations. Focusing on the theme “The Power of Confidence”, Dr. Rahhal discussed her journey to where she is now, the importance of family and friend support, believing in yourself, and envisioning your future early on.

She then presented a workshop focusing on implicit bias and imposter syndrome to the participants. She had a packed room with wonderful students!

Contact us now to book Dr. Rahhal for your keynote speaker needs!

Tackling Imposter Syndrome

We had a great session and a packed house at the Missouri Women’s Business Center Keys to Success Series!

Dr. Rahhal did a workshop focusing on how implicit bias shapes imposter syndrome- yes they are related! Contact us now to have this unique session at your next team meeting.

Jamie Crockett did a great job summarizing the workshop so check out her video below!

Junior Leadership Columbia

We had a great time doing our famous “Can you Tie a Knot?” team building activity with the new Junior Leadership Columbia Cohort! This is a unique program with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce for high school sophomores that focuses on developing the next future community leaders. It was wonderful to take part in kicking off their 9-month program on Monday evening!  To top it off the great weather let us take it outside!


Join us at the Missouri Women’s Business Center on Sept 7!

As you are gearing up for the Fall, block off some time to focus on your professional development and discover the leader in you!

Join us on Sept 7 at 8:30 am at the MoWBC in Columbia, MO for a great workshop focusing on Imposter Syndrome! Many people do not know what this is, yet they feel it every day.  It is common in overachievers, minorities, and women. You are not alone!

Join us to learn more about Imposter Syndrome, figure out how to control it and ways to start overcoming it!

Impostor Syndrome-Talk 3 MoWBC
See you on the 7th! Register in advance to secure your spot!

Ending the week at The BOLD Academy in Columbia,MO!

We had the pleasure of  partnering with the BOLD Academy to bring a leadership and team building activity to the participants!  The Black + Brown Opportunity, Leadership & Development Academy is a free week-long experience for girls ages 12-17. The academy is made up of numerous enrichment opportunities for the participants.

BOLD Testimonial

We wanted to engage the girls in a hands-on afternoon activity that had them work as a team to accomplish a goal, unknowing to them (at first) they were developing their leadership skills. At the end we highlighted different characteristics of leaders and how to achieve one’s goals.

The girls had wonderful questions for Dr. Rahhal about her career in the sciences and at Mizzou. They really enjoyed the activity and were very engaged throughout!


Alliance was happy to be a part of their BOLD experience and looks forward to taking part in the upcoming years!

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Starting the week in Nashville!

This has been a wonderful week for our team at Alliance! We started off in Nashville, TN for the Annual American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy where our team leader, Dr. Rahhal, presented her work on integrating Cross-Cultural Leadership training into Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science programs across the nation.

Dr. Rahhal started this initiative during her time at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is working with them to take it nationally. She has partnered with Auburn, Univ. of Minnesota, and is looking to expand to Houston, South Dakota, and Tennessee.  It was a great conference and presentation!