EmBe has accepted participants for its 17-month 2019 Women’s Leadership Program beginning January of 2019. With more than 200 past participants, the 2019 class benefits from eight years of programming experience and community involvement. The applicants for the program represent a broad range of career paths and are chosen by committee to ensure that in addition to the leadership education, the connections that are made throughout the 17-month program will also enhance all the attendee’s experience.
Erin Bosch, Director of Women’s Programming said, “The focus of the Women’s Leadership Program is to use the personal experiences and skills of volunteer mentors to educate and inspire the participants. During a retreat and six sessions, the participants will develop a development plan that includes personal and professional goals and ways to achieve them. In May, a mentor will be matched with the participant to support and guide her through the implementation of her plan during the next year.”
The 2019 class of participants for the Women’s Leadership Program are:
Ellen Arens, Software Test Supervisor at Raven Industries
Megan Backer, Universal Banking Officer at First Bank and Trust
Carrie Biever, Senior Accountant at The First National Bank in Sioux Falls
Samantha Bucknell, Special Events Coordinator at EmBe
Stephanie Burt, Mortgage Loan Partner at Reliabank Mortgage
Terra Bylander, Risk Management Specialist/Trainer at Howalt McDowell Insurance
Sara Damjanovic, Owner of Floret Cakery
Allison Dvorak, Project Architect at TSP, Inc.
Ashley Gibson, Contract Analyst at Avera McKennan
Lindsey Hauger, Assistant Administrator at Pioneer Memorial Hospital and Health Services
Kristin Hayward, Manager of Advocacy & Development at Planned Parenthood
Arin Knudtson, Chief Financial Officer at Journey Group Co.
Stephanie Krumvieda, Project Manager at Blend Interactive, Inc.
Morgan Hauck Larson, Director of Communications at Lemonly
Colette Manning, Senior Executive Director, Marketing at Sanford Health
Kelly Marshall, Job Analysis & Ergonomics Specialist at Risk Administration Services
Rachael Meyerink, Neonatal Dietitian at Sanford Health
Hilairee Mosier, Marketing Manager at Avera Health
Christina Oey, Development Director at Feeding South Dakota
Dr. Ashley M. Pfaff, Owner/Chiropractic Physician at Dr. Ashley Family Chiropractic
Julie Prairie, Owner/Photographer at Julie Prairie Photography
Brittany Reith, Marketing Content Specialist at Midco
Katie Shuck, Instructor and Blog Author at CybHER
Leah Sideras, Advisor, Business Controls Administration at Meta Payment Systems
Jackie Swanstrom, Director of Governance and Executive Support at Girl Scouts -Dakota Horizons
Adrianne Jo Turner, Receptionist at Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun
Carly Uthe, Community Relations Multi-Media Specialist at Sioux Falls School District
Sarah Van Voorst, Police Officer with the Sioux Falls Police Department
Andrea Vetos, Regional Manager at Silverstar Car Wash
Amanda Wermers, Owner/Operator at Game Chest
“The Women’s Leadership Program gathers together people who are planning the next phase in their personal and professional lives. We help them map their mountain top and reach those goals,” said Karen Lundquist, CEO of EmBe. “We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has participated to provide support and resources to continue to make this ground-breaking program possible.”
For more information on either program go to www.embe.org/leadership or contact Erin Bosch, Director of Women’s Programming, at EmBe (605) 610-0665. An outline is available online www.embe.org/leadership with information on the January retreat and six sessions.