EmBe’s Tribute to Women winners announced
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Eight honorees were selected in a virtual awards ceremony Thursday night. It was the 48th year for EmBe’s Tribute to Women. Almost 50 people were nominated to honor the achievements of women in the region.
“Tribute lifts the good work being done in the community,” Jennifer Smith Hoesing said. She is 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.”
The awards show is a chance for women to be recognized, but it also gives people the opportunity to donate to EmBe’s mission. EmBe is a non-profit that serves women and families with programs that can help them at work, home, and just in life in general.
The winners from Thursday night’s awards are:
Business Achievement: Nikkee Rhody – Central Payments
Community Service: Kira Kimball – Marsh & McLennan Agency
EmBeliever Award: Taneeza Islam, South Dakota Voices for Peace
Government & Law: Representative Erin Healy, South Dakota House of Representatives, Sanford Health
Healthcare & STEM: Andrea Polkinghorn, Sanford Health
Humanities & Education: Cindy Heidelberger Larson, Ground works/SD Agriculture in the Classroom
Young Woman of Achievement: Amy Moore, Lemonly
Sylvia Henkin Mentoring Award: Valerie Hearns, USD Sanford School of Medicine
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