Brazen St. Louis launches three new Growth Groups

St. Louis, MO – Brazen St. Louis today announced the launch of three new Brazen Growth Groups. Brazen Growth Groups are peer advisory groups of women entrepreneurs that meet monthly to present their greatest business challenges and work through solutions.

The three newest Brazen Growth Groups include some of the St. Louis area’s most prominent and talented women entrepreneurs and CEOs:

Growth Group 1
· Shirlie Canup, Put Nutrition in Its Place, LLC
· Karen Hoffman, Gateway Dreams
· Shayba Muhammad, Mahnal
· Kimberly Shane, Wee3
· Toleta Thomas, Styled2atee
· Patti Williams, Lex Consilio, LLC

Growth Group 2
· Stephanie Arndt, Klink Creative
· Danelle Brown, Queen Bee Consulting
· Bijal Desai-Ramirez, WEPOWER
· Clarinda Schlatter, Clarinda Lauren
· Jean Scholtes, KIND Soap Company
· Jennifer Thoma, Total Health Integrated Clinic
· Lauren Thorp, Bonboni Home & Gift Co.

Growth Group 3
· Jessica Kiesler, Visible Self, LLC
· Jacqueline Lomax, Ready-Set-Roll, LLC
· Christina Moss, MossFinancials, LLC
· Rebecca Rosenthal
· Shante Smith, Shante’ Smith Fitness
· Mia Turner, Jess MIA Collections
· Ellen Wottrich, Meet the City

“I joined because I wanted to connect with other like-minded women in business,” said Mia Turner, owner of Jess MIA Collections and one of the new Brazen Growth Group members. “I look forward to sharing ideas with, and gaining motivation from, other women going through what I’m going through as I build my business.”

The new members join existing Brazen Growth Groups participants including Charli Cooksey of We Power STL, Susanne Evens of AAA Translation, Ronke Faleti of Korede, Reshaunda Thornton, Owner of Better Vessel, Kasey Grelle of Gateway Blend, Tamara Keefe of Clementine’s, Kelly O’Malley of O’Malley Hansen, Suparba Panda of Tyme Machine, Jillian Tedesco of Fit-Flavors, and Jennifer Ehlen of Brazen Global, among many others.

“Because of the structure of the Brazen Growth Group meetings, my inner entrepreneur is re-awakened every month, nudging me in new directions,” said Reshaunda Thornton, owner of Better Vessel, who has been in a Brazen Growth Group for the past two years. “The amazing part is every time I come, I always leave with valuable takeaways; but I also get to help others with their businesses.”

“I had a healthy skepticism wondering if regularly meeting with business owners in industries so different from mine would be valuable,” said Kelly O’Malley, principal, O’Malley Hansen Communications. “From the first meeting, I learned about new tools and engaged in thoughtful debates about how to solve business challenges that I know will ultimately help each of us grow our businesses.”

Designed for women founders, presidents or CEOs of for-profit or non-profit organizations that are independently owned and managed, Brazen Growth Groups provide an ongoing network of support. Groups meet once a month and use Brazen’s proprietary software to self-facilitate their meetings. Growth Group applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and Brazen aims to launch new groups quarterly. The next round of applications will be reviewed on September 30. Learn more about Brazen Growth Groups here.

Brazen St. Louis is a non-profit membership organization that provides business-focused programs to a regional network of growth-seeking female presidents, founders and CEOs. Brazen was founded in St. Louis and today serves female entrepreneurs in seven markets across the country. For more information, visit