KUDOS

KUDOS

Noun 

Praise and honor received for an achievement. Compliments or congratulations.

We’ve created a way to recognize the good works women do. Women we know who’ve quietly, joyfully or creatively influenced our lives. Neighbors, teachers, colleagues, friends or others who’ve been an inspiration and deserve to be noticed for their efforts and impact.

Keep scrolling down to see who they are.

Email us stories of your Nominee with the form at the bottom of the page. We’ll review them and start sharing Kudos!

Pat Billings | Protecting Hearts

Pat Billings | Protecting Hearts

"If you have the power to change the world for the better, you should do it." James McGregor Living in Dickinson has never been so safe. For your heart, that is. Pat Billings, an RN/BSN Educator at CHI has been dedicated to making Dickinson a Cardiac Ready Community –...

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Melanie Steffan  | Special Teacher – Special Program

Melanie Steffan | Special Teacher – Special Program

“I get by with a little help from my friends”  The Beatles Remember high school? All the normal things you did with your friends. Things like going out for lunch, sneaking away to the convenience store for snacks, going to school dances and going on field trips. Our...

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Urja: Influencing Lives

Urja: Influencing Lives

Urja Aryal If a woman is sufficiently ambitious, determined and gifted there is practically nothing she can’t do.  Helen Laurenson Our community is blessed by so many remarkable women. Women like Urja Aryal who is full of ambition and drive yet is fearless,...

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On Being a Mom | Tina Hanson

On Being a Mom | Tina Hanson

Brent, Tina, Autumn and Avery Hanson “You are who you are when nobody’s watching.” -Stephen Fry When you live on the high ground in a neighborhood, you happen to catch glimpses of the simple, day-to-day moments of your neighbors. Not the moments that make it on...

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Inspiring Librarians

Inspiring Librarians

Jade Praus (Left) & Rita Ennen (Right) “Librarians have always been among the most thoughtful people. They are teachers without a classroom.” Willard Scott When my husband and I moved to Dickinson in 2007 with our children, I quickly made my way to the Dickinson...

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Lucy Bird  |  Unconditional Love & Sober Living

Lucy Bird | Unconditional Love & Sober Living

L to R: Lucy Bird, Sherri Cook, Sam Thernes Unconditional Love & Sober Living: Mother and Daughters in Leadership of Hope’s Landing What does unconditional love look like? Does it look like walking with a stranger struggling with addiction? Or a mother who never...

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Chantel  |  Emerging Artist Award

Chantel | Emerging Artist Award

Women should be someone, not something. Mary Cassatt The portrait “Mint Jelly Dreams” is the recipient of the Emerging Woman Artist award provided by Women Empowering Women, a nonprofit organization in Dickinson. The award is in the Amateur Division of the Badlands...

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Molly | Emerging Artist Award

Molly | Emerging Artist Award

What is done in love, is done well. VanGogh The portrait “Bits and Pieces”, is the recipient of the Emerging Woman Artist award provided by Women Empowering Women, a nonprofit organization in Dickinson. The award is in the Youth Division of the Badlands Art...

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Bakken BBQ Charities

Bakken BBQ Charities

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney Back in 2013 Jackie Jenkins and Tiffany Steiner quit talking and started doing. They brought together a group of like-minded individuals in the community who wanted to make a difference. The...

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McKenzie  |  Powerful Inspiration

McKenzie | Powerful Inspiration

“And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” Mark Anthony We all have choices how we approach tough stuff. For McKenzie Haven, it was...

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Nominate a woman you know for Kudos!

  1. Fill out the Form.
  2. Tell us in a paragraph or two what is it about this person, or what they have done or are doing that stands out and inspires you to nominate them? 
  3. We’ll review the information and get back to you. 
  4. If we approve your nominee we’ll request a photo of her for our publication.