YWCA 'Women of the Year' award winners
These are the winners of the YWCA 'Women of the Year' awards: Amy Herrick Category: Advocating for Equality Job: Assistant principal at Discovery Middle School Bio: Herrick designed a curriculum addressing issues in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, tr...
These are the winners of the YWCA 'Women of the Year' awards:
Category: Advocating for Equality
Job: Assistant principal at Discovery Middle School
Bio: Herrick designed a curriculum addressing issues in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community.
Susie Ekberg Risher
Category: Art and Communications
Job: Author and columnist for The Forum
Bio: Risher has avidly supported the area's art community through writing, teaching and speaking as well as sponsoring concert series and giving grants to artists.
Job: CFO of Scheels
Bio: The second woman to serve on Scheels board of directors, Killoran played a vital role in raising $5.1 million in 2012 for the United Way of Cass Clay's annual campaign.
Category: Community Service
Job: International trade specialist with the U.S. Department of Commerce
Bio: Fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and French, Ranck founded Project English program, which helps new Americans learn English.
Job: Director of Nokomis Child Care Centers
Bio: Greminger began her career with Nokomis Child Care Centers 21 years ago as a preschool teacher. During her role as director, the organization expanded to include language and reading improvement programs.
Category: Faith Community
Job: Executive director at Jail Chaplains
Bio: Through her leadership with Jail Chaplains, Leach oversees faith-based programs in the Cass County Jail as well as support groups for former inmates as they rejoin the community.
Category: Volunteer Service
Job: Online designer at Concordia College
Bio: Communications and Marketing coordinator for FM Church Sheltering Project, Wagner designed an online scheduling system for organization's volunteers and manages its social media.
Job: Director of Sanford's Emergency Health Center and Observation Unit
Bio: Taber employed her passion for helping victims of sexual assault as leader of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program after completing training as a sexual assault nurse examiner and in emergency nursing, critical care nursing and nursing leadership.
Category: Young Women of Today and Tomorrow
Job: NDSU student
Bio: Montplaisir, an NDSU freshman, initiated grade school literacy program Read with a Teen and Beautiful to the Core, a young women's empowerment event, while attending Moorhead High School.
Category: Youth Advocacy
Job: Osgood Golf Course head professional
Bio: A certified Class A professional with the Professional Golf Association of America, Schwinden founded the LPGA Girls Golf Club at Osgood and coached North Dakota State University's women's golf team.
Carol A. Johnson
Category: Florence Reed Owens Lifetime Achievement
Job: General manager of Ramada Plaza and Suites
Bio: Throughout her lengthy volunteerism career, Johnson has served as board president for several organizations including United Way of Cass Clay, Rape and Abuse Crisis Center, Alcohol Outreach and The Children's Museum.
Eide Bailly LLP
Category: Business/Organization that Empowers Women
Job: CPA and business consulting firm
Bio: Eide Bailly LLP established a firm-wide women's initiative in 2005 called First Focus, which aimed to ensure that women are as likely to succeed as men.