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Rachel Anderson Receives Women of Achievement Award

efactory Cheers Rachel Anderson, Lieutenant Governor Women of Achievement Award Winner!

We are beyond proud of our Executive Director, Rachel Anderson, for having been named one of only 10 outstanding women to receive the third annual Lieutenant Governor’s Women of Achievement Awards.  

In conjunction with Women’s History Month, Lieutenant Governor Kehoe is recognizing the exceptional leadership and diverse contributions of women throughout Missouri, and we’re elated to see Rachel’s dedication and achievements celebrated. 

“My life was greatly impacted by being raised by a single mother of six, and we created this award to honor the incredible accomplishments of women across Missouri,” said Lieutenant Governor Kehoe. “The recipients are diverse in talent, from agriculture to entrepreneurship, and community service to leaders in not-for-profit work. During Women’s History Month, we are proud to share the high achievements of these award recipients and celebrate successful Missouri women, past and present.” 

Rachel is the driving force behind efactory’s mission, but her impact goes far beyond just leading. She’s constantly connecting people and resources, exploring new opportunities and programs and finding creative solutions to help individuals and businesses thrive. In essence, she’s the mastermind behind the “yes” that fosters growth in our community. 

While Rachel is undoubtedly an exceptional leader, she is quick to emphasize that this award represents the collective strength and success of the entire efactory community.  

“I really feel like this award is for everybody that has supported efactory and its mission since the very beginning,” Rachel said. “We have so many stakeholders who boost our programming and allow us to reach greater potential. I am so thankful to be among this incredible group of women being honored.” 

Under her leadership, we connected with Codefi to establish Innovate SOMO. The network is a first-of-its-kind, connecting businesses, entrepreneurs and stakeholders across Missouri’s southernmost 47 counties; it has completely changed the game for business professionals.  

This recognition is also a celebration of the collaborative spirit and collective effort that defines our community.  

Here’s to Rachel and everyone at efactory. We are incredibly fortunate to have members that consistently remind us of the incredible impact that we have as a community.