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Meet In Her Shoes Emcee Beth Jensen

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

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+00:00

Meet In Her Shoes Keynote Speaker Meredith Walker

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

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+00:00

EmBe Hosts Conversation Around Work-Life Balance

2018-11-26T18:51:34+00:00

Earlier this month, EmBe held a session of its In Dialogue series focused on work-life balance. A hot topic with women, the conversation covered balancing the best of who you are at home, work and in the community. Small groups shared ideas and a panel of local leaders shared ways to become more efficient, how and when to confidently say no and creative opportunities for self-care. Participant Takeaways "Balance is a practice. You have to continually work on it and it may never be perfect. What is most important is that you are present where ever you are." "Achieving 'work-life balance' can [...]

EmBe Hosts Conversation Around Work-Life Balance2018-11-26T18:51:34+00:00

Cold Weather Doesn’t Stop Determined Kids

2018-11-16T10:36:08+00:00

While lots of people were posted up in cozy clothes on couches last Sunday afternoon, more than 700 Girls on the Run, Heart and Sole and Let Me Run participants were crossing the finish line of a 5K.  The bitter cold couldn’t stop the determined kids from accomplishing their season-long goal. We’ll be sharing a few more in depth stories about amazing kids in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here's some photos of our chilly but determined runners!

Cold Weather Doesn’t Stop Determined Kids2018-11-16T10:36:08+00:00

2018 Election Proves Historic for Women

2018-11-07T12:05:07+00:00

A record number of women were elected in yesterday’s midterm elections. From governorships to congressional races, women won in important races in South Dakota and across the country. In Congress At least 98 women won house races last night (some races are still pending), beating the previous record of 85 congresswomen. The women elected include the youngest woman ever elected and the first Native American and Muslim women ever elected to House of Representatives. In South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem became the first woman governor elected in South Dakota. She’s one of nine female governors which matches the previous record. [...]

2018 Election Proves Historic for Women2018-11-07T12:05:07+00:00

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

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

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+00:00

Three Generations of Leadership

2018-10-30T15:21:59+00:00

Ellen Hamilton (left) and Judy Hamilton (right) sit together in Judy's Sioux Falls home, holding a photo of Helen Jacobson (Hudson), Judy's mother. All three Hamilton women have served on the EmBe (formerly the YWCA) Board of Directors. A spirit of giving and community support is just one of the commonalities between Ellen, Judy and Helen. Another is their years of service on the EmBe board. And a third is that they are three generations of the same family. Ellen Hamilton has been a board member since 2015. She remembers her mother, Judy Hamilton, as a board member [...]

Three Generations of Leadership2018-10-30T15:21:59+00:00

Women’s Leadership Program Has Big Impact

2018-12-19T16:20:29+00:00

Since it’s inception in 2011, EmBe’s Women’s Leadership Program has led more than 200 women reach their greatest potential. This incredible program, facilitates the development of emerging female professionals by utilizing the experiences and skills of established community leaders; to extend a hand-up to the women who will follow. We are currently accepting applications for the 2019 class of EmBe’s Women’s Leadership Program with the deadline to apply being October 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Past participants of the program shared with us their insights into this well-respected and impactful program. Jenny Lockhart, 2017 Program Participant "I applied for EmBe’s [...]

Women’s Leadership Program Has Big Impact2018-12-19T16:20:29+00:00

EmBe Announces New CEO

2018-10-09T11:12:55+00:00

SIOUX FALLS (Oct. 9, 2018)— Today, the EmBe Board of Directors is proud to announce that Karen Lundquist has been named the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Lundquist will begin her new role October 24. Lundquist, of Sioux Falls, has 20  plus years of experience in leadership roles in  a broad range of organizations, and has most recently worked as an executive for the Amputee Coalition, the largest non-profit serving the 2 million people living with limb loss in the United States. In addition to earning a Master’s Degree from the University of St. Thomas, she has also worked at [...]

EmBe Announces New CEO2018-10-09T11:12:55+00:00

EmBe employee uses CPR to save a life

2018-10-02T14:47:17+00:00

When Brittany Lee went to Wal-Mart to pick up formula this summer – a fairly routine errand, little did she know that she would leave Wal-Mart with formula and a story of the time she saved a life. As Brittany headed into Wal-Mart that day, she noticed a group of people standing around a man in the parking lot. As she approached, she heard the people gathered asking each other if they knew CPR. No one did and they couldn’t find the man’s pulse. That’s when Brittany, Lead Teacher in Transition Room at our Downtown childcare center, stepped into action using training [...]

EmBe employee uses CPR to save a life2018-10-02T14:47:17+00:00

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