Membership Criteria

St. Louis Forum, the region’s foremost organization for influential women leaders, creates an engaging environment that facilitates connections, learning and collaboration. St. Louis Forum promotes the advancement of women through distinctive experiences that enable influential women leaders to connect and grow professionally and personally.

Eligibility Guidelines and Member Expectations

The purpose of the St. Louis Forum is to provide a forum for professional women in the greater St. Louis area who have distinguished themselves through significant achievements in their chosen fields. The goals of the organization are:
  1. To provide networking opportunities for the members to meet, seek guidance, and share common interests and ideas;
  2. To advance women in their professions and in the community;
  3. To recognize and celebrate the success of women in their professions and in the community; and
  4. To give members access to information about a wide range of issues and topics through discussions, experiences, access to outstanding speakers and thought leaders at meetings.

Members comprise a broad continuum of disciplines and variety of industries, with a balance of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations represented.  All members have achieved a level of influence in their professional and civic life in St. Louis. 
Prospective members shall be considered according to the following membership statement and criteria:
  • Leadership position within the company or organization
  • Community, charitable, political and religious leadership roles
  • High potential professional with demonstrated leadership competencies
Forum members are expected to:
  • Pay annual dues (1st year includes one-time initiation fee)
  • Attend at least 3 events each year
  • Consider participation on a committee

Instructions and Application Information

Applications will be accepted between April 1, 2024 through June 30, 2024 and will be considered for membership beginning September 1, 2024.


Membership Levels

Active: $420 This plan includes member dues of $300 plus a pre-paid event fee of $120 to use for events in the current membership cycle.
Active All: $650 This plan includes member dues of $300 plus all events that are produced by St. Louis Forum during the membership cycle.

Note: All new members will have a one-time initiation fee of $300 added to her first dues payment.