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‘The love and support is neverending’: A Dress for Success Sioux Falls Story

2020-07-31T08:38:58-05:00

When Amber Metzger came to Dress for Success Sioux Falls, her self-esteem was at an all-time low. “I was used to having everything put together and being good at moving towards success, but life got the better of me and destroyed my spirit,” Metzger said. Dress for Success Sioux Falls staff scheduled an employment suiting for Metzger and prepared her for a job interview. Metzger successfully landed the job. After securing employment, Metzger joined the Tapestry, a networking program for employed women to build skills and gain support throughout a year of employment. Metzger developed close relationships with the women [...]

‘The love and support is neverending’: A Dress for Success Sioux Falls Story2020-07-31T08:38:58-05:00

Paying Empowerment Forward

2020-07-06T13:59:30-05:00

Kaaren Randel is passionate about paying empowerment forward. Decades ago, after a divorce and facing homelessness, Kaaren found encouragement with an organization who provided her with the tools she needed to find success. “They helped me put together a resume, coached me on interviewing, provided me with professional clothing for interviewing, and gave me the support and encouragement I needed to get my family's life together,” she recalled. “Having other women in the same situation helped me realize that I was not alone and there was light at the end of the struggle.” Kaaren says that has motivated her to [...]

Paying Empowerment Forward2020-07-06T13:59:30-05:00

Setting Women Up for Success: Jeannie Blackman

2020-06-11T14:05:37-05:00

Setting Women Up for Success: Jeannie Blackman Jeannie Blackman had been attending EmBe’s In Her Shoes Breakfast for several years. Fueled by the powerful conversations around her, Blackman felt compelled to get involved.  “I was inspired after going to the In Her Shoes Breakfast to give them a call and sign up to do career coaching,” Blackman said. Blackman, a longtime supporter of EmBe’s programs, had previously served as a coach for Girls on the Run. After a new opening in her schedule, she found her next volunteer opportunity through Dress for Success Sioux Falls. Blackman has now been career [...]

Setting Women Up for Success: Jeannie Blackman2020-06-11T14:05:37-05:00

Donating to Make a Difference: Christina Oey

2020-06-04T11:44:33-05:00

When the coronavirus uprooted the life of a Dress for Success client, Christina Oey stepped in to help through a generous donation. “It takes one person to make a difference,” Oey said. “I know this firsthand, as I have benefited greatly from nonprofits throughout my childhood and youth.” Oey donated scrubs for the client, who had been transitioned into a new job with little notice. “Finding professional clothes is challenging, especially when you're in a tough spot,” Oey said. “It feels good knowing you're helping someone at an important stage in their lives.”  Oey, who serves as the director of [...]

Donating to Make a Difference: Christina Oey2020-06-04T11:44:33-05:00

Welcome In Her Shoes Emcee Vanessa Gomez

2019-12-11T16:25:29-06:00

We are excited to announce Vanessa Gomez, Weeknight Anchor and Reporter for KSFY, as our emcee for the 2020 In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast benefiting Dress for Success Sioux Falls. Dress for Success Sioux Falls has impacted 2,290 women since 2013 by providing opportunities and services that can provide a network of support for women to enter or return to the workforce. All Dress for Success Sioux Falls services are offered free to charge. Vanessa joined the KSFY team in February of 2016 as a morning reporter and was promoted to weeknight anchor in February 2019. Originally from Sacramento, California, [...]

Welcome In Her Shoes Emcee Vanessa Gomez2019-12-11T16:25:29-06:00

Warm up with winter volunteer opportunities

2019-01-24T16:58:31-06:00

That weary winter feeling is a real thing this time of year. The holidays are over and it is COLD. A great way to break-up the monotony of this long winter stretch is to volunteer! We’ve got some easy, rewarding volunteer opportunities at EmBe. FIRST LEGO League Greeter Our state championship tournament for FIRST LEGO League is February 2 and we need a few more friendly faces. We need someone to check-in teams at our registration table from 7am – 10am at the Augustana University Elmen Center. This incredible robotics tournament will leave you feeling inspired! FIRST LEGO League Timer [...]

Warm up with winter volunteer opportunities2019-01-24T16:58:31-06:00

Meet In Her Shoes Emcee Beth Jensen

2019-01-17T14:42:40-06:00

We are excited to announce Beth Jensen, News Director of KELOLAND News, as our emcee for the 2019 In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast benefiting our Dress for Success Sioux Falls program. Learn more about Beth below and get your tickets or a table today. News Director Beth Jensen came to KELO in 1996. Beth spent time as a reporter and then a producer before becoming executive producer in 2001. She was named news director in 2008. She has produced stories, newscasts and specials that have received national Edward R. Murrow awards, regional Emmys and recognition from the South Dakota Associated [...]

Meet In Her Shoes Emcee Beth Jensen2019-01-17T14:42:40-06:00

Meet In Her Shoes Keynote Speaker Meredith Walker

2019-01-17T15:31:44-06:00

With being a month out from our In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast on Feb 7, we're thrilled to welcome our 2019 keynote speaker, Meredith Walker. Learn more about Meredith in her bio below and don't forget to grab your tickets or a table to the premier empowerment event of 2019! Meet Meredith Walker Meredith Walker is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, an online community dedicated to helping young people cultivate their authentic selves. Since its inception in 2007, the organization’s website and YouTube channel have become destinations for inclusiveness, positivity, intelligence, and imagination. Walker travels [...]

Meet In Her Shoes Keynote Speaker Meredith Walker2019-01-17T15:31:44-06:00

EmBe participating in South Dakota Gives on Giving Tuesday

2018-11-20T17:50:45-06:00

First comes Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday followed by Cyber Monday. But at EmBe our favorite day is Giving Tuesday. Started as a day for consumers take a break from holiday shopping and do some holiday giving instead. EmBe has been participating in Giving Tuesday events for several years. This year, EmBe is participating in South Dakota Day of Giving on Giving Tuesday. For the first time ever, South Dakota has a concentrated effort to raise the philanthropic efforts of nonprofits on Giving Tuesday. Through a series of challenges and tasks, South Dakota Gives will hand out $125,000 in [...]

EmBe participating in South Dakota Gives on Giving Tuesday2018-11-20T17:50:45-06:00

Meredith Walker to headline 6th Annual In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast

2018-10-30T11:04:21-05:00

Meredith Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, will be the keynote speaker at EmBe’s 6th Annual In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast on Thursday, February 7 from 7:30am–9:00am. In addition to Walker, the event will feature a compelling story of one local woman who will share her journey of strength and empowerment. The event proceeds benefit EmBe’s signature program, Dress for Success Sioux Falls, which encourages women to be all they can be. While many successful women appear to have always excelled, the stories preceding their success often deserve an audience of their own. “In Her Shoes [...]

Meredith Walker to headline 6th Annual In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast2018-10-30T11:04:21-05:00

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