SME Women in Business
In 1980, SME, Inc. of Sioux Falls began the acclaimed SME Women In Business ® event. The event was organized to honor area women who were leaving their mark on the business world. The event has evolved to include a trade fair, style show, evening meal, raffle, Women of Excellence Awards, and remarkable banquet featuring keynote speakers including Erin Brokovich, Jane Seymour, Mary Lou Retton, Lisa Ling, Betty Ann Waters, Elizabeth Smart and many others.
One of the greatest accomplishments for women in the organization was the election of the first female president, Karen Dunham, in 1987. Her leadership and expertise paved the way for women, not only in the organization, but also in the business world of the eighties.
To learn more about the SME Women in Business upcoming events, past events or to nominate a SME Woman of Excellence please use the links to the right.
2018 SME Women in Business ®
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Sioux Falls Convention Center
Keynote Speaker: Hilary Farr (from TV’s Love It or List It)
Agenda for the day:
Noon – 5 pm Marketplace & Trade Fair
1 pm & 3 pm Afternoon Seminar Sessions (same one repeats)
Topic: “Living and Working With Intention”
Speakers: Sherry Kurtz-Anderson & Marcia Schmitz
Lead to Inspire
5 pm Doors open for evening session
6 pm Welcome & Dinner
Women of Excellence Awards
Keynote Address : Hilary Farr