In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast

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For more information or questions regarding a sponsorship, please contact Samantha Bucknell at (605) 336-3662 ext. 205 or

The In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast is a morning event that enlightens, enriches and encourages women to be all they can be. This event features inspiring women who share stories of strength and empowerment. Nearly 1,000 attend this annual event to help raise funds for Dress for Success Sioux Falls, a signature program of EmBe.

Full table (8 seats) $300
Half table (4 seats) $150
Individual ticket $40
Tickets at the door $50

Sixth Annual In Her Shoes Empowerment Breakfast
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Sioux Falls Convention Center
Featuring keynote speaker Meredith Walker, Co-Founder of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

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Thank you to our 2018 sponsors for their generosity and support!

Lead Sponsor:

Empowerment Sponsors:
Sanford Health
Sammons Financial Group

Breakfast Sponsors:
Grand Prairie Foods
Avera Health/Avera McKennan

Media Sponsor:

Leadership Sponsors:
Howalt-McDowell Insurance
First Bank & Trust
Forever New
First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard

Success Sponsors:
CarrierNet Group Financial
First National Bank
A&B Business Solutions
Great Western Bank
First Dakota National Bank

In Kind Sponsors:
Young & Richards
Brittany Elizabeth Images
The Printing Center, Inc

For more information or questions regarding a sponsorship, please contact Samantha Bucknell at 605-336-3662 ext. 205 or email

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 served as the head of the Talent Department for Saturday Night Live, where she quickly became close friends with Amy Poehler. The two later joined forces to create Smart Girls, the result of their shared vision of an online community that encourages and celebrates girls who are experiencing adolescence.

Walker travels near and far to promote the mission of Smart Girls, from serving as the journalism envoy for the U.S. State Department Bureau of Culture and Education’s mission, to spending time at the Al Za’atari and Emirates Refugee Camps, to visiting remote primary-care clinics on delegations to Haiti and Malawi.

Walker has been named a “Profile In Power” finalist by the Austin Business Journal and “The Confidence Builder” by Austin Way. Tribeza Magazine called her “unapologetically, brilliantly herself” when naming her one of their 30 “Persons of the Year.” She was the September 2016 cover woman for Austin Woman Magazine. Her appointments include the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders Advisory Council, the Common Sense Advisory Board for Gender Equality, the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC), and the CARE Action Advisory Council. She also teamed up with the Austin-American Statesman for her outdoor series Pocket Adventures and has been published by Poetry and Motto for Time.

She currently lives in Austin, Texas.

For more information or questions about volunteering or sitting on the Empowerment Committee, please contact Special Events Coordinator, Samantha Bucknell, at (605) 336-3662 ext. 205 or

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