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For more information or questions, please contact Megan Bartel at 605.305.9924 or mbartel@embe.org.

The focus of the EmBe Women’s Leadership Program is to utilize the personal experiences and skills of area leaders to educate and inspire women. During the program, participants will create a personal development plan that includes personal and professional goals and their plan to achieve them.

A mentor will be matched with each participant after the sessions are completed. The mentor will help guide and support her protégé through the implementation of her personal development plan. Applicants should be interested in progressing to the next level of personal and professional development.

Class Size: 25
Cost: $800 plus applicable tax and a $40 non-refundable application fee.


  • Notification of Program Participation – Monday, February 28, 2022
  • Retreat – Friday, April 8, 2022; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • 49th Annual Tribute to Women – Thursday, April 21, 2022
  • Session 1: Authentic Leadership – Tuesday, May 3, 2022; 4:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Session 2: Balance and Boundaries – Tuesday, May 31, 2022; 4:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Session 3: Negotiating your Value – Tuesday, June 21, 2022; 4:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Session 4: Creating Inclusiveness in Leadership/DE & I – Tuesday, July 19, 2022; 4:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Session 5: Challenging the Inner Critic – Tuesday, August 16, 2022; 4:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Session 6: Gender Recalibration – Tuesday, September 13, 2022; 4:00 – 9:00 pm
  • WLP Program Graduation – Tuesday, October 4, 2022; 5:30 – 8:30 pm
  • Mentor Relationship – October 2022 – October 2023
  • WLP Program Celebration – October 2023

If you have a passion for the development of others and want to extend a hand to those who will follow, we invite you to apply to become a mentor in the Women’s Leadership Program. This is a once-a-month minimum commitment for a 12-month period.

Click here to apply to become a mentor


“I’ve since learned that pushing myself to have confidence in my capabilities is where the magic lies.


“I am so grateful for my experience with EmBe’s Women’s Leadership Program. I went into it with gusto, not only looking forward to building new relationships with strong women in the community, but also the opportunity to discover my best self. That being said, I was not prepared for just how meaningful that exploration would be! It’s been an incredible journey. I was nearly uncomfortable at times analyzing my strengths, but I’ve since learned that pushing myself to have confidence in my capabilities is where the magic lies. Why wouldn’t I have conviction in my talents? Why shouldn’t I be proud of my ideas? I know this now because of the program and have grown a genuine interest in the opportunities that are surely abound in this community. EmBe’s Women’s Leadership Program is only the beginning, and I look forward to giving back to an organization and group of women who have renewed within me a sense of self and an overall awareness of what’s possible. What a joyful experience!”

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