2021 SME Women in Business®
Limited in person tickets and virtual tickets are available.
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Virtual Keynote Speaker: Erin Brockovich
1:00pm – 5:00pm Afternoon Showcase
Afternoon Seminar Sessions brought to you by FranklinCovey.
Gold level: First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard, MIDCO, Sanford Health, Wellmark of South Dakota
Silver Level: Avera, Gunderson’s, Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort, Vance Thompson Vision/Kalon Medical Spa.
Media & Production Sponsors: KELOLAND Media Group, Midwest Communications Radio Group of Sioux Falls , Maddie Peschong, Pinnacle Productions
Women of Excellence Sponsor: Principal Financial Group
5:00pm Doors open for evening session
6:00pm Welcome & Dinner
Women of Excellence Awards
7:00pm Virtual Keynote Address: Erin Brockovich
Say the name Erin Brockovich and you think, strong, tough and stubborn. Erin is all that and definitely more. She is a modern-day “David” who loves a good brawl with today’s “Goliaths”. She thrives on being the voice for those who don’t know how to yell. She is a rebel. She is a fighter. She is a mother. She is a woman. She is you and me.
It’s been over 15 years since Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar-winning tour de force, Erin Brockovich. The film turned an unknown legal researcher into a 20th-century icon by showcasing how her dogged persistence was the impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history. Since then, Erin hasn’t been resting on her laurels…she continues to fight hard and win big!
As President of Brockovich Research & Consulting, she is currently involved in numerous environmental projects worldwide. She has requests for her help in ground water contamination complaints in every state of the US, Australia, and other international hot spots. She is currently working on cases in California, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, and Missouri. She is a true American hero whose icon status and “stick-to-it-iveness” only fuels her determination to expose injustice and lend her voice to those who do not have one.