Congresswoman Kristi Noem to Host Women of Influence Conference

noem press header kristi noem headshot May 21 2014Noem to Host Women of Influence Conference

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Rep. Kristi Noem today announced she will be hosting the Women of Influence Conference.  Noem will be joined by keynote speaker and South Dakota native Mary Hart, formerly of Entertainment Tonight, and special guests Angela Kennecke (KELOLAND), Karla Santi (CEO, Blend Interactive), Melissa Johnson (Founder & CEO, Oh My Cupcakes!), and Dr. Amy Novak (Dakota Wesleyan University).  To RSVP, please visit

“More and more women are rising into leadership positions across South Dakota and our nation,” said Noem.  “I am hopeful our conference will give women in our community the tools, advice, and contacts they need to take their next step, regardless of whether they are just starting off or backed by years of experience.  I hope you or a woman of influence in your life will be able to join us in Sioux Falls on March 31.”

The Women of Influence Conference is a networking and education opportunity for women across South Dakota who are interested in changing the minds and hearts of those around them.  During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from female leaders in business, entertainment, and journalism, as well as explore the conference’s resource fair.  Breakfast will be provided.



DATE:  Thursday, March 31
TIME:  7:30AM – 12:30PM
LOCATION:  Central Baptist Church, Sioux Falls (3102 W. Ralph Rogers Road)

  • Mary Hart, South Dakota native and former star of Entertainment Tonight
  • Angela Kennecke, KELOLAND
  • Karla Santi, CEO of Blend Interactive
  • Melissa Johnson, Founder and CEO of Oh My Cupcakes!
  • Amy Novak, President of Dakota Wesleyan University

ADDITIONAL NOTES: Breakfast will be provided.  To RSVP, visit


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