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Empowering Generations of Women

The Women: A Century of Change exhibit, presented by National Geographic and made possible partly by a grant from the Sioux Falls Woman’s Alliance Fund of the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, includes an extensive collection of photographs from the National Geographic archives as well as a series of inspirational speakers.

“It’s important that we continue to share stories and be mentors across generations,”Augustana University President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin said, speaking before the Uniting Generations of South Dakota Women panel discussion in February. “There is a special energy in the sisterhood.”

One of the panelists that evening was Harriet Yocum, a local community leader and member of the Woman’s Alliance committee. “In that room, surrounded by images frozen in time, we celebrated not just their achievements but also the collective power of women,” Yocum said. “A force that continues to shape our world, one courageous step at a time, and encourages women to be the change they wish to see in the world.”

“The exhibit is a gift to the community,” Yocum said, “and an inspiration to women making their way in the world today.”

The Sioux Falls Woman’s Alliance Fund is dedicated to serving women and girls in the Sioux Falls area, and its committee members recommend grants to local nonprofits to ensure a brighter future for the next generation.

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