National President’s Message


Just two months into 2020, and it’s been a whirlwind of activity for WEN. The WEN Leadership Cohort kicked off in February with 21 women embarking on a year-long intensive leadership journey.  This is WEN National’s first program for members across all chapters, and we are working to expand programming at the national level. Along those lines, if your chapter has one or more great programs, please share with us by emailing WEN National.  Why reinvent the wheel when we can benefit from the great work of other WEN chapters!

WEN recently announced that our WEN 2021 National Conference will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 25-27, 2021. Planning is underway, and we are excited for the educational, leadership, and networking opportunities that this bi-annual event will provide for WEN members. Be on the lookout for additional information and announcements regarding the conference, and we look forward to seeing everyone in Fort Worth.  

Finally, because WEN’s mission is focused on networking, which involves bringing people together at chapter and other events, we are following and encourage WEN members and leaders in each WEN Chapter to be mindful of the emerging developments around the coronavirus, and in our shared priority in the health and wellness of WEN members and event attendees. Social distancing is counterintuitive to many of us, but to the extent WEN events are postponed or cancelled, thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. Perhaps we can use this as an opportunity to update and upgrade our virtual networking activities; something that is always on my to-do list, but never accomplished.

Please be safe.

Jana Grauberger
Liskow & Lewis
WEN National President