Goodwill CEO Anne Richards among women leaders contributing to “The Sixth Level”

On November 30, Rung for Women, a St. Louis-based nonprofit supporting women’s economic growth, is hosting a launch party celebrating a new book, “The Sixth Level: Capitalize on the Power of Women’s Psychology for Sustainable Leadership,” which introduces a new leadership model and provides methods and strategies to meet new demands of leadership. The book includes real stories from women business leaders. The authors and several contributors will be in attendance.  

In “The Sixth Level,” women CEOs, owners, executives and entrepreneurs tell their stories, demonstrating the strategies and principles women leaders use to turn challenges into opportunities to create sustainability and profitability. 

Goodwill of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio, Inc. CEO Anne Richards is among the women leaders contributing to this book. Other notable women who contributed their leadership stories to “The Sixth Level” include Elaine Russell Reolfi, President & CEO of CommQuest Services; Ali Kindle Hogan, the founder and board chair of Rung for Women; Lisa Lochner, the first woman president of Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital; and Karen Grasso, retired Business Unit President of CBIZ Benefits & Insurance. 

Co-authors include Dr. Stacy Feiner; Rachel Wallis Andreasson, shareholder and board member of her family business, Wallis Companies and the Executive Director of Congregation Temple Israel synagogue; Dr. Jack Harris; and Dr. Kathy Overbeke. 

“Sixth Level leadership qualities — such as fostering connection and valuing intrinsic reward—have been ignored for far too long. By sharing real testimonies from powerful women, we hope to model Sixth Level leadership and create a movement that benefits everyone,” says Rachel Wallis Andreasson. 

To place an order for “The Sixth Level,” visit