Rung in the News

Catch up on where Rung for Women has been making headlines.

Catch up on where Rung for Women has been making headlines.

U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards Apprenticeship Grants

U.S. Dept. of Labor Awards Apprenticeship Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Madison County and the St. Louis region workforce innovation areas a four-year, $5.8 million grant to be part of the Apprenticeship Building America program. Rung is one of the partners working with SIUE. (St. Louis/Southern Ill. Labor Tribune)

How Can We Close Racial Pay Gaps in the Workplace?

How Can We Close Racial Pay Gaps in the Workplace?

“Establish equal pay for equal work, a practice Rung for Women urges employers to offer, stating that ‘if the role has value, it should not matter who is in that role—they should be paid the same.'” (LinkedIn)

STL Region Wins $25 Mil Federal Grant to Bolster Advanced Manufacturing

STL Region Wins $25 Mil Federal Grant to Bolster Advanced Manufacturing

“We’re excited about what this opportunity will do for women, especially women of color, who are interested in moving up the rungs of the economic opportunity ladder,” said Leslie Gill, president of Rung for Women, which will receive $1 million from the Build Back Better grant. (STLPR)

St. Louis Region Wins $25 Million Grant

St. Louis Region Wins $25 Million Grant

Rung for Women will receive $1M of the $25M Build Back Better Regional Challenge so it can identify talent gaps for middle-skill careers within advanced manufacturing, build training and credentialing programs with higher education partners to fill gaps, and recruit, prepare, and place women — 70% women of color — in jobs with local employers. (KSDK)

Boeing Pushes $5 million Into Workforce Incubator in North STL

Boeing Pushes $5 million Into Workforce Incubator in North STL

Boeing’s partnership with the St. Louis Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center will help develop a more diverse employee pool and position St. Louis as a national hub for manufacturing. Rung is already working with the center on workforce development. (STLPR)

Making the Shift: Member Spotlight (Geospatial)

Making the Shift: Member Spotlight (Geospatial)

St. Louis resident Sara Lopez decided to pursue a career in geospatial technology. She enrolled in a data analyst training course in March 2021. Through Rung, several GEOINT-related organizations, and her determination to break down barriers, Sara is now a level 1 geospatial analyst for T-Kartor USA, a geospatial software provider headquartered in St. Louis. (Trajectory Magazine)

Cosmos Giving Back

Cosmos Giving Back

Cosmos Corporation in St. Peters, MO, invests in Rung Wellness Programming, which supports the holistic well-being of Rung members on their path to a family-sustaining career. (Cosmos)

Leslie Gill aims to propel women to greater heights

Leslie Gill aims to propel women to greater heights

Leslie Gill, president, Rung for Women, was named among the Most Influential Business Women 2022 by the St. Louis Business Journal. Read her interview where she discusses achievements, mentors, and work-life balance. (St. Louis Business Journal)

Mystery Bag fundraiser

Mystery Bag fundraiser

The Cardinals Family Autographed Baseball Grab Bag fundraiser came back for 2022. Proceeds supported St. Louis Area Foodbank, Rung for Women, and Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas. (mlb.com)

Cardinals Grab Bag fundraiser returns

Cardinals Grab Bag fundraiser returns

The Cardinals Family Autographed Baseball Grab Bag fundraiser returned August 6. Significant others of Cardinals players and coaches sold mystery grab bags to fans for $60. Funds raised went to area nonprofits, including Rung. (KMOV)

Go Inside Rung for Women’s Geospatial Pathways Program

Go Inside Rung for Women’s Geospatial Pathways Program

In the heart of St. Louis is an educational oasis: Rung for Women. Rung is a career services nonprofit that trains women for careers that will be in demand in the future — including in the geospatial industry. (HEC-TV)

Women’s Foundation Names Rung a Top Workplace

Women’s Foundation Names Rung a Top Workplace

Rung for Women was named one of the top places to work in St. Louis by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis. The organization honored companies that met or exceeded criteria for workplace gender equity in four areas: leadership, compensation, flexible work policies, and recruitment and retention. (St. Louis Business Journal)

Most Enhanced Awards 2022

Most Enhanced Awards 2022

Rung’s headquarters (2717 Sidney St.) was honored as a 2022 Most Enhanced property by the Landmarks Association of St. Louis. (Landmarks Association of St. Louis)

DAR Supports Rung

DAR Supports Rung

The Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR) supports Rung’s onsite food-growing program, which feeds Rung members and food-insecure-residents of the surrounding neighborhood. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

How Location Decisions Impact Diversity Inclusion

How Location Decisions Impact Diversity Inclusion

Rung is mentioned as an example of an organization that is actively seeking to expand workforce diversity and improve inclusion. More companies will want to understand these initiatives when choosing a new location. (Industry Today)

St. Louis organization helps women thrive

St. Louis organization helps women thrive

“Rung for Women exists to support women. We want women to keep focusing on themselves, focusing on their family, and moving up the rungs on the ladder,” Rung For Women President Leslie Gill. (Webster-Kirkwood Times)

Dear Younger Self

Dear Younger Self

What would Rung President Leslie Gill tell her younger self? Major in what interests you, enjoy the little things in life, have a spending plan, and more. (Clayton City Lifestyle)

Rung for Women Becomes 49th Mosaic Ambassador

Rung for Women Becomes 49th Mosaic Ambassador

The St. Louis Mosaic Project announced its partnership with Rung For Women as its 49th Mosaic Ambassador Company. “Rung’s focus on helping minority and foreign-born women achieve that next level of career success is very necessary.” (STL Partnership)

Rung for Women Helps Women Move Up Economic Ladder

Rung for Women Helps Women Move Up Economic Ladder

Rung for Women started as a re-sale clothing boutique in South City 10 years ago. In 2016, the founder shifted the idea behind the space, creating a place for women to come and transform their lives by helping them move up the corporate opportunity ladder. (KMOV)