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Warm up with winter volunteer opportunities

2019-01-24T16:58:31-05:00

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 opportunities2019-01-24T16:58:31-05:00

Meet In Her Shoes Emcee Beth Jensen

2019-01-17T14:42:40-05:00

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 Jensen2019-01-17T14:42:40-05:00

Meet In Her Shoes Keynote Speaker Meredith Walker

2019-01-17T15:31:44-05:00

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 Walker2019-01-17T15:31:44-05:00

2019 Women’s Leadership Program Participants Announced

2018-12-19T16:22:38-05:00

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 [...]

2019 Women’s Leadership Program Participants Announced2018-12-19T16:22:38-05:00

EmBe Hosts Conversation Around Work-Life Balance

2018-11-26T18:51:34-05:00

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 Balance2018-11-26T18:51:34-05:00

EmBe participating in South Dakota Gives on Giving Tuesday

2018-11-20T17:50:45-05:00

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 Tuesday2018-11-20T17:50:45-05:00

2018 Election Proves Historic for Women

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

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 Women2018-11-07T12:05:07-05:00

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

Three Generations of Leadership

2018-10-30T15:21:59-05:00

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 Leadership2018-10-30T15:21:59-05:00

Women’s Leadership Program Has Big Impact

2018-12-19T16:20:29-05:00

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 Impact2018-12-19T16:20:29-05:00

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