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  • Meet Wendy Bensley Jaehn



    Meet Wendy Bensley Jaehn,

    NAWBO Chicago’s New Executive Director


    We are proud to announce Wendy Bensley Jaehn as NAWBO Chicago’s new executive director. The appointment marks NAWBO Chicago’s first full-time executive-level position and was inspired by the organization’s growing influence within the greater Chicago business community, which includes more than 300,000 women business owners.


    A native of Rochester, N.Y., Jaehn has lived in Chicago for the past 15 years. “I was impressed with the board members during the interview process,” commented Jaehn. “There’s a lot of potential to take NAWBO to the next level by expanding our membership, advocacy, education and programming.”

  • Florence Ann Romano


    A conversation with Florence Ann Romano of Original Six Media about the man who inspired her to chase down dreams, rugby at Soldier Field, and the pick-me-up movie of the century.



    NAWBO Chicago Member in: 2016


    What triggered your career path as a business owner, and are you excited about being part of NAWBO?

    My father ran a third generation family business - Romano Brothers Beverage Company - until he sold it in 2002. I grew up with the dedication, innovation and passion for his business at the forefront of my thoughts and our family. If it had not been for the company selling, I would have loved the chance to work for Romano Brothers. But, fate had a different plan for me! As my father always says, "we stand on the shoulders of giants;" and I knew that I wanted to build a career for myself that would keep my father's same principles at my core: 1) care about people; 2) be generous; and 3) chase your dreams.

  • Game Changers


    A conversation with Lisa Dieter of Morgan Stanley about her unsung hero, green smoothies, and who she “nerds out” with every chance she gets

    LISA M. DIETER, CFP, Vice President, Wealth Management, Financial Advisor and Senior Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley
    NAWBO Chicago Member in: 2008-2009, returning in 2015

    What's your background story?

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