Women in Business  August 27, 2021

Eleven Women of Distinction honored Thursday

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.

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.

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