Five women honored at Women United Tribute Award ceremony

Featured photo, from left, award winners Kay Mack, Natasha Kingbird, Sarah Guida, Becky Secore, and Kayla Winkler.

Five local women were honored as Tribute Award Winners during the Women United 2022 Award Ceremony.

Sanford Health’s Kayla Winkler received the first-ever Emerging Leader award, a new designation for the 6th Annual Event that recognizes up-and-coming leaders in our community.

The NWICDC’s Natasha Kingbird, business owner Sarah Guida, Beltrami County’s Health and Human Services Director Becky Secore, and former Beltrami County Administrator Kay Mack were also honored with Tribute Awards.

The ceremony also included updates on Women United’s past and current projects, such as the Mobile Food Pantry at Bemidji Community Food Shelf, the upcoming new facility for Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter, and the forthcoming shuttle for Village of Hope.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!


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