National President’s Message
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!
Liskow & Lewis
WEN National President