women

100-Year Sunday Story: The Forgotten Heroes of 9/11

2022-09-10T20:21:08-05:00

9/11 was a tragedy of the modern age that exposed the strength and resilience of the nation as a whole. Everyone came together to show their support, lend their hands, and offer their services. However, there is often a party that is overlooked in the portrayal of this event. At EmBe, we hope to highlight the women emergency responders of 9/11. In the wake of 9/11, many women expected to see news coverage and stories of how New York pulled together to help as many people as possible. However, what they saw were stories of male firefighters and police officers. During [...]

100-Year Sunday Story: The Forgotten Heroes of 9/112022-09-10T20:21:08-05:00

Fast Five: Ways to Empower Women in Your Community

2020-08-17T12:11:36-05:00

Women in our communities face gender inequalities.  In 2018, women in South Dakota earned an average 82.7% of the typical weekly earnings made by their male counterparts, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Women represent half of the US population but more than half the opportunity for growth, according to the US Chamber of Commerce. Empowering women lifts the entire community. When women work, economies grow. Studies by USAID show that if an equal number of women as men participated in the global economy, the global GDP would increase by $12 trillion by 2025.  Empowerment comes in all [...]

Fast Five: Ways to Empower Women in Your Community2020-08-17T12:11:36-05:00

‘I felt so loved and special, they cared about me and my success’: Colleen Keiser’s Story

2020-07-31T08:39:42-05:00

Colleen (left) practicing mock interviews. “I felt so loved and special, they cared about me and my success” Feeling beaten down emotionally and mentally, Colleen Keiser was looking to boost her self-confidence and to sharpen her professional skills for an upcoming job interview. “I wanted to gain my self-confidence back and understand what I wanted to do with the rest of my working life,” Keiser said. In 2019, Keiser joined Women to the Workforce, an EmBe program designed to help prepare participants to obtain employment or advancement in their current jobs. “I felt like each session was specifically [...]

‘I felt so loved and special, they cared about me and my success’: Colleen Keiser’s Story2020-07-31T08:39:42-05:00

Boutique by Appointment Sale

2020-07-13T09:54:45-05:00

Shop to support women July 23 and 24. Refresh your closet with our name brand clothing, shoes, bags and more while supporting EmBe Dress for Success Sioux Falls!   Details: Receive a one-hour shopping session at the Dress for Success Sioux Falls boutique (620 W 18th Street) with a $25 donation. During your session, fill your bag with as many items as you can fit. You won’t have to worry about running out of room — we’ll be offering additional bags for just $20. Limit of two (2) bags per person.   Follow this link to donate: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/BoutiquebyAppointment   We’ll be [...]

Boutique by Appointment Sale2020-07-13T09:54:45-05:00

From YWCA to EmBe, Carol Spader’s Story

2020-07-31T08:41:12-05:00

Carol Spaders's connection to EmBe began in childhood, when she was attending swimming lessons every Saturday at the YWCA (now EmBe). "Finances were tight,” Carol said, recalling her father’s diagnosis with a neurological disorder and ultimately, his death in her teenage years. “I think my mother looked for free or inexpensive experiences in the community. Hoping that she might instill a vision in her girls to go further than she could." Carol continued. Early in Carol’s career in community development, she was invited to serve on the YWCA Board. During her time on the board, Carol learned the importance of [...]

From YWCA to EmBe, Carol Spader’s Story2020-07-31T08:41:12-05:00

ElevatHer: Local Politics and Voting

2019-09-13T11:06:25-05:00

Join other women at the Full Circle Book Co-op at 6 pm to learn the basics about local politics, voting and meet women politicians! RSVP at elevathersf@gmail.com No cost, light meal is provided Need childcare for the event? Let ElevatHer know when you RSVP and they can help!

ElevatHer: Local Politics and Voting2019-09-13T11:06:25-05:00

Experiencing Nurturing Networks

2019-09-16T17:21:43-05:00

EmBe gathered representatives of nearly a dozen workplace networks to share their insights about women supporting each other at work. These 40 women represented a range of careers, experiences and levels of leadership, ultimately answering a resounding “yes” when asked if additional meetings should be convened. Led by Erin Bosch, Executive Director of Women’s Programming at EmBe, the World Café-style conversation harvested perspectives about the benefits of women networking at work, how it works best, and how women can positively impact the region. Specific tips? 1.    Suggest board opportunities to other women – and share their names. 2.    Turn to other women [...]

Experiencing Nurturing Networks2019-09-16T17:21:43-05:00

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

Celebrate International Women’s Day: #YourHourHerPower

2019-03-08T10:21:45-06:00

This International Women's Day, Dress for Success is raising awareness for the services they provide women across the globe. International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world and calls for gender parity. Dress for Success worldwide has answered that call by supporting more than 1 million women on the journey to financial independence. More than 1,500 women have been served free of charge right here at Dress for Success Sioux Falls, a signature program of EmBe. Today Dress for Success Sioux Falls is asking you to donate one hour of your [...]

Celebrate International Women’s Day: #YourHourHerPower2019-03-08T10:21:45-06:00

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
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