BERTHOUD — Eleven women were recognized as Women of Distinction Thursday night at a reception in their honor at the TPC Colorado golf club at Berthoud.
Presented by BizWest: Thursday, January 27, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO featuring Keynote Speaker Richard L. Wobbekind - Associate Dean for Business & Government Relations, Senior Economist and Faculty Director of the Business Research Division at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The winners were:
- Leading Lady — Julie Piepho, Adams Bank & Trust.
- Banking & Finance — Nicole Staudinger, FirstBank.
- Business & Business Services — Vallene Kailburn, Old Town Media.
- Education — Jessica Thrasher, CSU Stormwater Center.
- Exceptional Volunteer — Debby Baker, Community Grief Center.
- Government, Energy & Utilities — Stacy Miller, town of Windsor.
- Health Care — Vicki Einhellig, Good Day Pharmacy.
- Manufacturing — Sylvia Robinson, Tolmar Inc.
- Nonprofit — Ana Yellen, Healing Warriors Program.
- Outstanding Mentor — Linae Warden, Northern Colorado Networking Group.
- Real Estate & Development — Amy Rushing, Kittle Real Estate.
Each gave remarks, and among the notable quotations were advice to women and communities on success and finding happiness. A few selected comments:
“Success is when mentees exceed their mentors.” — Linae Warden
“Get the right people on the bus, and then determine where to go” — Vickilee Einhellig, paraphrasing Good to Great.
“Invest in the next generation of leaders, women and men.” — Vickilee Einhellig.
“If you don’t know what to say to the person who is grieving, say the name of the person who has died and tell a memory of that person.” — Debby Baker, retired Colonel, U.S. Air Force.
“Relationships are everything. … Have a passion in your heart and follow that passion. … Have no regrets.” — Julie Piepho.