National President’s Message

June 2020

Back to the office! Just when I got really settled in and comfortable in my home office, I am now transitioning back to my downtown Houston high rise “real” office. I’m sure many other WEN members are in the same situation this summer. My continued focus during this time is on being as safe as possible for myself, my family, and my co-workers. Doing so requires paying attention to lots of things that are normally on auto-pilot for me, which is exhausting. As a result, I am being mindful about all the things I need to do to maintain my energy level, including exercise, rest, and time away from my computer and phone. I hope that each of you is doing what you need to stay healthy and to take care of yourself this summer.

If you missed our first Unapologetic Leadership webinar with Jo Miller in late May, there’s still time to sign up for the next one, which is being held on June 18th. The cost to WEN members is only $25, which is a very low price point for high level content. Please join us. It’s a great opportunity to build your personal leadership skills so you can show up back at the office in a way that benefits your company and your career.

Also, remember that many WEN chapters are currently doing virtual events that are open to all WEN members, regardless of chapter affiliation. It’s really exciting to network across chapters, and I hope that each of you will take advantage of this opportunity to expand your network and do something new. A listing of upcoming events can be found in this issue of Empower, in the monthly WEN National e-newsletter, and on the WEN website events tab at

Jana Grauberger
Liskow & Lewis
WEN National President