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Northwoods Women's Entrepreneur Series - Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation: Wendy K. Baumann

Northwoods Women's Entrepreneur Series - Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation: Wendy K. Baumann


Speaker: Wendy K. Baumann, President/Chief Visionary Officer - Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC)

In her 27th year at the helm of WWBIC, Wendy is an internationally recognized leader in microenterprise, small business development, financial capability, and social enterprise.  In her long and rich career, Wendy has focused on advancing opportunities for women, people of color, lower-wealth individuals, and Veterans and Military-Connected families.  She has pioneered business incubation, capital access programming, financial and business educational programming, and financial capability initiatives in Wisconsin and advanced many through national channels.  

With her leadership and vision, WWBIC has grown from a $200,000 budget with two staff to a $9 million organization with over 70 staff and seven regional offices. Over 33 years of impact, WWBIC has directly lent over $82 million in micro and small business loans with a current loan portfolio of $23.5 million and 564 active borrowers. 

Wendy began her Bachelors at George Washington University and holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Exceptional Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She has two adult daughters and two adult sons and is a Grand MaMa to Madelyn and Taylor.

Read more here:  https://www.wwbic.com/


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