National President’s Message


September 2020

WEN is anything but static in this global pandemic. The WEN National Board of Directors recently completed its first ever WEN strategic planning process. With the assistance of a strategic planning consultant, Shelli Bischoff of NonProfit Impact, who guided the process, the National Board prepared a Strategic Business Plan.

The Plan serves as a guide for WEN’s growth and development to achieve strategic goals and to attract and serve a more global and diverse membership. The Plan is direction-setting and is to be implemented incrementally and over time. A big picture view of the Plan and its themes is included on page 3 of the Fall issue of Empower. A Strategic Planning Implementation Committee is now working on refining the Plan, including identifying specific three-year goals and strategies to achieve those goals.

A big thank you to WEN stakeholders who participated in the strategic planning process. WEN members from almost every Chapter, the WEN Advisory Council, and the WEN Foundation were interviewed by Ms. Bischoff, and their valuable input is reflected in the Plan.

WEN’s vision is for its members to be connected locally, networked globally. This involves building on our strong Chapter foundation to create a network more valuable than any single individual Chapter. It will take the efforts of many to achieve, but what an exciting and appropriate vision for WEN!

Jana Grauberger
Liskow & Lewis
WEN National President