On this episode of Women Who Open Doors Julie is joined by Wendy Baumann, the President/ CVO of WWBIC, who offers her insight on the importance of interpersonal networks, characteristics that make a successful mentor, and the value of hobbies beyond work.
Wendy Baumann is the President and Chief Vision Ofﬁcer of the WWBIC, a Community Development Financial Institution that provides business and ﬁnancial education. She is an internationally-recognized leader in small business development, ﬁnancial capability and social enterprise. She reads articles rather than new leadership books, likes reading ﬁction novels to relax and loves traveling and has a great passion for cooking.Key points:Each time you get a feeling something’s not going right, rather than to put a blame on it ask yourself what can you do differently. Find one thing you like about someone who annoys you and make the connection Just do it = ugly things you need to do, instead of putting them off, just do it
Karen Ellenbecker, EIG Founder & Senior Wealth Advisor, talks with Wendy Baumann, President & CVO of WWBIC, to discuss the current impacts on Milwaukee businesses and the resources available for business owners and entrepreneurs.
In this special edition podcast about leadership during crisis, I interview Wendy Baumann, Chief Vision Officer for Wisconsin Women Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC). Wendy describes herself as being born not just a glass half full type of person, but as a glass almost completely spilling over. “I don’t need coffee in the morning”, Wendy says. “I’m just ready to start”!Wendy’s natural optimism and knowing that WWBIC is a critical part of the economic solution during the pandemic motivates Wendy and her team to work especially hard these days. “We are driven by how can we can help our thousands of clients keep their businesses going and survive”. Wendy explains that in times like these, she and her team have to be ready to move with flexible, creative and relevant solutions. "My answer is, "yes", says Wendy. "We just need to figure out how".To help WWBIC team members remain strong and not burn out when they are needed the most, Wendy sends them personal letters and notes of encouragement and gift packages. “Those little things can be everything”, Wendy explains.
Wendy Baumann, Awakening New Worlds for Women Entrepreneurs – Episode 28
How'd It Happen Podcast
Wendy Baumann is the President and Chief Visionary Officer of the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (known as WWBIC), a statewide economic development corporation. She’s just celebrated her 25th anniversary as WWBIC’s leader. Wendy credits the roots of her success to her parents and the environment in which she was raised. Her Mom was the academic, a college…Continue reading ➞ Wendy Baumann, Awakening New Worlds for Women Entrepreneurs – Episode 28