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Committee Purpose

The Women in Leadership Committee works to give the professional women of the Brookings community an organization that was uniquely their own – a place to network, learn and share.

A special thank you to our Season Sponsors for 2024:

Platinum - Interim HealthCare
Gold - First Bank & Trust, Party Depot, Sanford Clinic Brookings
Silver - Avera Medical Group, Central Bank, Peaceful Pines
Bronze - Banner Associates, Northwestern Energy, UpFrame Creative
Venue - Dacotah Bank Center

The Women in Leadership opportunity is an outlet to empower professional women to share, educate, and influence through networking to build the business community.

2024 Events

Social

Tuesday
February 13, 2024
Women in Leadership Galentine's Day

Luncheon

Wednesday
March 20, 2024
11:30AM-1:00PM
Dacotah Bank Center

"Think on Purpose: A Simple Guide to Mind Management" by Marli Sayler, ICF and Jay Shetty Certified Coach

Luncheon

Wednesday
April 24, 2024
11:30AM-1:00PM
Dacotah Bank Center

"From Awkward to Awesome: Embracing Emotions for Effective Leadership" by Lisa Brouwer, Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator under the work of Brene Brown

Luncheon

Wednesday
May 15, 2024
11:30AM-1:00PM
Dacotah Bank Center

"What Difference Can One Person Make" by Coleen Liebsch, Nominated for Outstanding Business Woman of the Year in Brookings 1990 and Spirit of Dakota Award 2010 and 2021

Social

Wednesday
June 12, 2024
Women in Leadership Golf Clinic & Summer Social

Information Coming Soon!

Luncheon

Wednesday
September 11, 2024
11:30AM-1:00PM
Dacotah Bank Center

"Sit Down Gordon, I Am Enough." by Kristina Schaefer, EVP, Chief Risk Officer & Chief Administrative Officer General Counsel of First Bank & Trust

Half Day Summit

Wednesday
October 9, 2024
8:00AM-1:00PM
Dacotah Bank Center

"Beyond Grit: Embracing Passion and Perseverance to Gain the High-Performance Edge" by Cindra Kamphoff, Ph.D., CMPC, PCC; Author and Certified Speaking Professional, worked with the Minnesota Vikings for 4 years providing mental training, works with the U.S. Track and Field Team

Women in Leadership Committee Staff Liaisons

2024 Women in Leadership Committee

Cindy Pfennig
Virtual Assistant
cindy@brookingschamber.org

Ainsley Bennett
Business Operations Intern
baccintern@brookingschamber.org

Kelly Crevier – Chair, Harms Oil
Jenna Byrd - Vice Chair, Brookings County
Meridith Weiland - Secretary, First Bank & Trust
Jenn Everson – Past Chair, Edward Jones
Jenny Hallan - Independent Living Choices
Pattie Berkner - Ameriprise Legacy Financial
Becky Schmeling - First Bank & Trust
Riley Jo Schneider - Bowes Construction
Taylor Schlechter - Daktronics, Inc.
Shawna Witt - Banner Associates

Interested in committee involvement?

Click below for committee application.

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