The Wharf Fund continues their support of SD CEO

Once again The Wharf Fund has partnered with the South Dakota Center for Enterprise to help develop and expand their Women in Leadership series. This partnership was created through a donation of $24,000 in $8,000 installments over the next three years. The first, of the three $8,000 installments, was presented to representatives of the SD CEO on Thursday, January 26th, 2017.

”““Women in Leadership Series is the foundation for developing lifelong leadership skills. From novice to advanced, participants will apply their understanding and insights the moment they leave the leadership sessions.” -Helen Merriman, Director of the SD CEO

The Women in Leadership series is a professional development opportunity that offers women from diversified industries the unique opportunity to increase their leadership skills, develop leadership strategies, and enhance their leadership styles. The first session of this leadership series begins in June, 2017 and concludes with a graduation at the Annual Women’s Business Conference in October, 2017.

The Wharf Fund believes in this program and supports the SD CEO’s vision to facilitate opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to support, nurture and advocate the development of prosperous businesses. The SD CEO’s Women in Leadership series directly correlates with the Wharf Fund’s core values and is guaranteed to leave a positive impact in the Northern Black Hills. 

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