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SD CEO West holds Women's Business Summit

Women attend session of Women's Business Summit 2023
Krystal Miga
Women attend session of Women's Business Summit 2023

People from all over the state gathered in Box Elder Thursday for the Women’s Business Summit.

Bailey Sadowsky is the Program Coordinator at the SD CEO West Women’s Business Center. She said the summit is a full day of professional development.

This year’s theme centers around workplace psychological safety, culture, and building relationships.

“We are in that space where we’re constantly doing events with women in business and psychological safety keeps popping up," Sadowsky said. "We’re feeling a lot of effects after people have come back and now they’re like kind of burning out. Everyone is short on employees so how do we really capitalize on making the ones that you have stay and how they can best improve customer relations on a short staff."

Sadowsky said everyone is welcome to the event, but it provides unique benefits to women.

“Women are a lot more vulnerable when they’re in a room full of mostly women," Sadowsky said. "They can have different conversations and it really empowers them. And so Women’s Business Summits are great because it really gives them a chance to connect with like-minded people going through similar things in the workforce, at home and all the things. And be advocates for each other, which is what we need. Having that group of women behind you helps people feel empowered to enhance their careers."

The event, now in its 12th year, included sessions from leadership consultants, local women-owned businesses, and a business showcase.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."