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EmBe Announces Tribute to Women Winners

2020-05-20T11:57:55-05:00

Sioux Falls, SD (May 20, 2020) - Nine honorees were selected from fifty nominations on May 19 for EmBe’s 47th Tribute to Women awards. The event was held virtually on EmBe’s Facebook page. 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 Luncheon, Tribute to Women [...]

EmBe Announces Tribute to Women Winners2020-05-20T11:57:55-05:00

Tribute to Women Sponsor Spotlight: Sanford

2020-05-18T17:25:01-05:00

Post Sponsored by Sanford. Stacy Wrightsman, Executive Director of Community Relations for Sanford Health “Good work, inspiring leadership, and positive momentum in our community doesn’t stop during a pandemic,” said Stacy Wrightsman, Executive Director of Community Relations for Sanford Health. “Tribute to Women gives these caring, intelligent, innovative, and remarkable individuals a platform to share their story and an opportunity to be celebrated.” Tribute to Women will go virtual on May 19 on EmBe’s Facebook page. Sanford Health is committed to being integrally involved in the health and wellbeing of families That includes support for EmBe programs, including Tribute [...]

Tribute to Women Sponsor Spotlight: Sanford2020-05-18T17:25:01-05:00

Tribute to Women Sponsor Spotlight: Sammons Financial Group

2020-05-15T15:14:00-05:00

Post Sponsored by Sammons Financial Group. The connection between EmBe and Sammons Financial Group goes far beyond an institutional relationship where the institutions that share core values. There’s a personal connection that deepens the relationship. “Many Sammons Financial Group employees volunteer their time with EmBe, and others have even benefited from the organization’s programs and opportunities,” said Tami Daly, Manager of Financial Controls with Sammons Financial Group. Sammons Financial Group is once again supporting EmBe’s Tribute to Women event on May 19, demonstrating their support and commitment to women’s and families’ empowerment. “Recognizing and appreciating the impact these women have [...]

Tribute to Women Sponsor Spotlight: Sammons Financial Group2020-05-15T15:14:00-05:00

Tribute to Women Lead Sponsor Spotlight: Avera

2020-05-15T08:45:13-05:00

Post Sponsored by Avera. This year’s Tribute to Women event is going virtual on May 19 at 7 pm. Amid the greatest public health challenge of the past 100 years, EmBe is still here working to lead, empower and inspire the community. By moving Tribute to Women online, we can safely honor and celebrate the nominees who contribute so much to our thriving community. Lead sponsor Avera shares a passion for those making a difference. “The nominees are outstanding individuals who give us tremendous examples to follow and inspire us to grow beyond who we are today,” said Lindsey Meyers, [...]

Tribute to Women Lead Sponsor Spotlight: Avera2020-05-15T08:45:13-05:00

EmBe announces 2020 Tribute to Women nominees

2020-04-16T15:40:46-05:00

Fifty women and men have been nominated for EmBe’s 47th Tribute to Women awards. Tribute to Women is the longest-standing award honoring the achievements of women in the region. “Tribute uniquely celebrates the work people do to empower our community. Since its founding by Sylvia Henkin in the 1970s, more than 328 people have been honored by their peers. It is a perfect time to honor the work of women as our community comes together to fight the coronavirus pandemic,” said Anne Rieck McFarland, EmBe Interim CEO. The honorees were nominated in one of the following categories: Banking and Finance, [...]

EmBe announces 2020 Tribute to Women nominees2020-04-16T15:40:46-05:00

Tribute to Women Nomination FAQ’s

2020-01-10T17:01:23-06:00

Tribute to Women Nomination FAQ's Who can submit a Tribute nomination? Any individual, corporation, agency, civic organization, school, place of worship should lift up a deserving woman. In addition, the Embeliever award is is open to ANY individual or organization that fits Tribute criteria. EmBe staff and their families may not submit a nomination. Can multiple people nominate someone? Yes. We suggest you work together to submit a single nomination form rather than submit multiple nomination forms. If EmBe receives multiple nominations for the same individual, we will reach out and facilitate consolidation. Can I nominate someone outside of Sioux [...]

Tribute to Women Nomination FAQ’s2020-01-10T17:01:23-06:00

EmBe 2019 Tribute to Women Honorees

2019-04-19T14:44:05-05:00

On Thursday evening, April 18, 2019 nearly 900 people gathered at the Sioux Falls Convention Center to celebrate people whose work supports women in our region. From 74 nominees, winners were selected in nine categories, including the EmBeliever category which is open to women, men and organizations. The foundation of Tribute began with the Leader Luncheon in 1973, a vision of Sylvia Henkin and Marlene Billion. Since then, there have been 329 winners and more than 1,500 nominees. Thoughtful nominators were key to the receipt of 74 nominations. Then, each category was judged by three individuals utilizing a standardized report [...]

EmBe 2019 Tribute to Women Honorees2019-04-19T14:44:05-05:00

Sponsor Spotlight: The Convention Center

2019-04-10T12:33:09-05:00

Content submitted by the Sioux Falls Convention Center. The Sioux Falls Convention Center has been a proud EmBe partner since 2015. When we began working together for the In Her Shoes empowerment breakfast that year, the event used just one Exhibit Hall. Now, five years later EmBe has doubled their attendance, expanding into both of our Exhibit Halls. Working with EmBe has always been a pleasure, and we can’t wait to be the host site of Tribute to Women for the first time this year! The growing event needed more space, which made the Convention Center a perfect venue because of [...]

Sponsor Spotlight: The Convention Center2019-04-10T12:33:09-05:00

EmBe Announces Nominees for 46th Annual Tribute to Women

2019-03-06T16:46:16-06:00

Seventy-four  women, men and businesses have been nominated for the 46th Tribute to Women celebration. The event, which serves as EmBe’s premier fundraiser, honors the achievements of women in the community and recognizes women, men and businesses that show a commitment to empowering women and families. The honorees were nominated in one of the following categories: Business Achievement, Banking & Finance, Government & Law, Healthcare & STEM, Community Service, Humanities & Education, Young Woman of Achievement, Sylvia Henkin Mentoring Award, and the EmBeliever Award. “The impact that women have made in the Sioux Empire region is as long as the [...]

EmBe Announces Nominees for 46th Annual Tribute to Women2019-03-06T16:46:16-06:00

Nominate a Ground Breaker for Tribute to Women

2019-02-20T16:41:40-06:00

Now in it's 46th year, EmBe's Tribute to Women celebration recognizes the incredible work that women make in our community. Early in the history of these awards, Government and Law were considered "non-traditional" industries for women. But as more and more women enter law or a life of public service, these ground breaking women have made practicing law and serving in all levels of government a place for women. In 2018, our Government & Law winner was Sandy Frentz with the City of Sioux Falls. We invite you hear from Sandy's nominator why she was so deserving of this honor, [...]

Nominate a Ground Breaker for Tribute to Women2019-02-20T16:41:40-06:00

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