Read what the participants and mentors had to say about the program
“The YWCA's Women's Leadership Program has made a huge impact in my life and career. The program taught me to have a voice, be confident in my abilities and to prioritize the values that are important to me."
Stefanie Engebretson, 2012 Women's Leadership Program Graduate
"It is truly motivating and personally fulfilling to witness the enthusiasm, passion and leadership of these amazing women. I continue to be inspired by their willingness to work personally and professionally on their growth and development and I have begun my own personal development plan as a result."
Ruth Krystopolski, 2012 EmBe Women's Leadership Program Mentor
“The EmBe Women's Leadership Program is an opportunity that allows women to extend a hand up to each other, in a pay-it-forward / leave a legacy sort of way, through group discussions on key topics, the development of a personal leadership plan, and through mentorship. Throughout the program, the participants will reap the knowledge of many leaders and they will learn from each other. This 'real-world' learning approach is unique and is a direct response to what young up-and-coming female leaders are seeing.”
Laurie Knutson, EmBe Sioux Falls, CEO