EmBe Announces Plans for its 100 Year Celebration


Stephanie Land, the author of the New York Times Bestseller turned Netflix series Maid, will provide a keynote on September 28 to honor the organization’s 100-year-old mission of empowering women, children, and families of the Sioux Empire. Sioux Falls, SD (June 23, 2022) –EmBe, the oldest and largest women’s organization in the region, will celebrate its centennial through a series of events beginning with the organization’s first-ever girls’ summit, Rise2Raise, on August 10 and culminating with a keynote by New York Times Bestselling author Stephanie Land at its celebration event on September 28 at the Washington Pavilion. The nonprofit organization [...]

EmBe Announces Plans for its 100 Year Celebration2022-06-23T15:39:47-05:00

Spotlight: EmBe Summer Interns


Spotlighting EmBe’s Summer Interns Summer brings a new crop of interns to our organization, and we wasted no time getting to know them. With so many questions and much less time, we narrowed this Q&A to five questions and let their insightful answers speak for themselves. While we already know how our mission may seed success in their life, we’re also uncovering their desire to sew their seeds into our communities. Without further ado, meet EmBe’s 2022 Summer Interns! Tell us a bit about yourself: Aybree: I am 22 years old, and I recently started working as the interim School [...]

Spotlight: EmBe Summer Interns2022-06-20T11:27:58-05:00

The CEO Column: June 2022


Finding Hope Here We remember how much a human can bear in the wake of unthinkable tragedy.  Every parent who celebrated the start of summer held the joy of their child’s achievement in tandem with the shared grief of parents in Texas. Every parent who dropped their child off for daycare bore the weight of uncertainty as each child who’s completed an active shooter drill may understand the uncertainty each day may hold. Couple the weight of our shared reality with the prolonged sense of uncertainty we’ve experienced over the last two years and the burden of these experiences may [...]

The CEO Column: June 20222022-06-20T11:10:38-05:00

EmBe Celebrates Renovated Boutique and Professional Development Center


EmBe Celebrates Renovated Boutique and Professional Development Center The renovation and relocation project is now complete, giving new life and purpose to 27,000 square feet in downtown Sioux Falls, S.D. Sioux Falls, SD (May 19, 2022) –EmBe will celebrate the completion of a large-scale renovation and relocation project, marking a new era of women’s programming for the century-old nonprofit. Commencing in February, the project included the transformation of 27,000 square feet in EmBe’s downtown facility and relocation of the Dress for Success Sioux Falls Boutique. The renovation was completed earlier this month with Fiegen Construction at the helm. With credit [...]

EmBe Celebrates Renovated Boutique and Professional Development Center2022-05-24T12:56:01-05:00

The CEO Column: May 2022


Securing the Next Century of EmBe’s Impact Over the last 100 years, EmBe has been on a mission to empower women, children, and families to enrich lives. In 1922, our founders were the first to recognize the power of women gathering. They established an organization focused on women’s voices, work, and ability to solve community issues together. We weren’t just the first to offer women a dedicated place in the community. We are also the first to shelter battered women, the first to pay tribute to their impact, and the first to advance their children’s care by piloting preschool in [...]

The CEO Column: May 20222022-05-04T15:16:37-05:00

EmBe Announces the 49th Annual Tribute to Women Award Winners


Micki Lundin (Avera Health) and Mark Blackburn (Augustana University and Establishing Sustainable Connections) were the 49th Annual Tribute to Women emcees. EmBe Announces the 49th Annual Tribute to Women Award Winners Sioux Falls, SD (April 26, 2022) –Nine honorees were selected out of 63 nominations for the 49th Annual Tribute to Women Awards at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on April 21. As the longest-standing award ceremony honoring women in our region, the historic event honored the impact of women, men, and businesses in the Sioux Empire, and raised funds to sustain the mission of the century-old organization. [...]

EmBe Announces the 49th Annual Tribute to Women Award Winners2022-04-26T11:29:20-05:00

EmBe Announces 49th Annual Tribute to Women Awards


EmBe Announces the 49th Annual Tribute to Women Awards Sioux Falls, SD (February 10, 2022) –The longest-standing award ceremony honoring women in our region is back, and this time, it’s happening in person. Now in its 49th year, Tribute to Women has shined a light on those doing right by EmBe’s mission since 1973. The 2022 Tribute to Women event will convene around 700 community members on April 21 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. All community members are not only welcome to the event but urged to submit nominations now, said Tietgen. “While history tends to be marked by [...]

EmBe Announces 49th Annual Tribute to Women Awards2022-02-10T14:19:39-06:00

Walking in Our Power


The CEO Column: Walking in Our Power The Revolution Continues with You by Kerri Tietgen In Korean, “black lives matter” translates to “흑인의 생명은 소중하다,” or in other words, black lives are precious.  It’s a simple but significant difference that rocked me to my core. Black lives… and all lives are precious, a sentiment that we strive to communicate and live in our culture at EmBe. As an Asian American woman in our community, this one-word difference is powerful. And based on the response I received when I shared this on my social media this week, this pure recognition of [...]

Walking in Our Power2022-03-01T17:29:38-06:00

EmBe Announces 2021 Women’s Leadership Program Cohort


In preparation for its tenth cohort, EmBe has accepted 28 participants for the Women’s Leadership Program. Beginning in September, these women embark on a 17-month program with the intent to develop and deliver on a personal development program. Informational sessions, exercise and assessments, a retreat, and a broad range of presenters and panels are all part of the course which is updated annually. In addition to developing a robust personal network with classmates, presenters and mentors, the group benefits from exposure to time-tested tools and techniques that combine insight, introspection and goal setting. “The first section focuses on exploration and [...]

EmBe Announces 2021 Women’s Leadership Program Cohort2021-08-20T14:13:57-05:00

EmBe Announces 2021 Tribute to Women Winners


(Thursday, April 15, 2021 - Sioux Falls) Eight honorees were selected from nearly fifty nominations on April 15 for EmBe’s 48th Tribute to Women awards. The event was held virtually on EmBe’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Tribute to Women is the longest-standing award honoring the achievements of women in the region. “Tribute lifts the good work being done in the community,” said Jennifer Smith Hoesing, EmBe’s Chief Development Officer. “It has never been more important to shine a light on the people who work to make our community strong and resilient.” Firmly rooted in its foundation as the YWCA’s Leadership [...]

EmBe Announces 2021 Tribute to Women Winners2021-04-15T19:46:00-05:00
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