2019 Impact COMO Award Winner

Sherry Major

Most Impactful Staff Member

Missouri Women's Business Center

Honorable Mentions

Tricia Woolbright, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture
Megan Sievers, Welcome Home

Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Central Missouri Community Action was able to start the Missouri Women’s Business Center in 2016. Sherry has served as a business coach and training coordinator at the Missouri Women’s Business Center for the past two years. In her role, Sherry meets with people who want to open or grow their business. She determines where they are in the process, where they want to be, and what they need. She also coordinates various training workshops and teaches a 36-hour business planning class called LaunchU. “Seeing others learn and grow is motivating, especially in that moment that their dream becomes a reality,” she says. Sherry gets excited about helping people and watching how the Columbia business community supports the nonprofit community. “Being part of a nonprofit here is wonderful because we have such engaged supporters,” she says.