For Women at Work


ABERDEEN, S.D. –This one is for the girls. The Women’s Business Conference is returning to Aberdeen on March 29 at the Best Western Ramkota. The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity Women’s Business Center, located at BHSU in Spearfish, is the conference creator. SD CEO assistant director, Andrea Bakeberg, says this event is held in Aberdeen to serve women who are living and working in the eastern part of the state. “Our purpose is to be inspirational, but we also want women to leave with real tools and ideas they can implement at work or in their companies right away.” 

The event’s keynote speaker is Meg Manke, a South Dakota native, COO, and author. Meg can relate to career obstacles unique to living in smaller communities and has tangible advice for thinking innovatively to overcome them. She will speak about creating a company culture that makes people want to stay, as well as the positive ways coworkers and supervisors can give and receive feedback at work. Attendees will also get to connect with their business peers through an entrepreneurial segment and executive panel made up of Aberdeen area women professionals who are sharing their real stories of failure and success. // — Jenny Roth

To register for the Womenís Business Conference, go to