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Julann Jatczak

Julann Jatczak
Vice President, Impact Initiatives
Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation

2300 S. Park Street
Madison, WI 53713

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Business Management and Administration
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Human Services

Julann Jatczak develops and manages strategic initiatives for The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), with offices in Madison, Racine, Kenosha and Milwaukee. She champions projects designed to increase WWBIC’s program efficiency, brand awareness, outreach, and ability to exceed client expectations. She is well known for developing business workshops for micro-businesses, especially targeting women and low-income individuals. She also oversees WWBIC’s consulting services and social entrepreneurship initiatives, including the organization’s social enterprise, Coffee With A Conscience™. Julann has co-authored three publications for Jossey-Bass Publishing and the NxLeveL Education Foundation on business planning, money management and social entrepreneurship. Additionally, she regularly provides consultation to nonprofits and emerging business centers nationally and internationally. In 2008, Julann was recognized with two major distinctions for her work in small business development. Locally, she was honored as the Dane County Small Business Advocate of the Year. And nationally, Julann was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration as their “Women’s Business Champion.” She serves on the national Board of the Center for Social Enterprise Accreditation and several other leadership teams including the Wisconsin Entrepreneur’s Network Advisory Council and the Small Business Development Center Partnership Council. She recently served as the local Wisconsin Coordinator for the “Make Mine a $Million Business” campaign for Count Me In. Before joining WWBIC in 1996, Julann was a business development consultant for Runzheimer International where she worked with noted Fortune 500 companies. Prior to that, her background was in advertising, marketing and public relations in Milwaukee and New York. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh.

We’ve all heard about organizations that work to make the world a better place or groups that help out individuals less fortunate. Nonprofit businesses – like Goodwill, Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts, hospitals, local theater companies – combine both social purpose and business principles to achieve big goals. Julann Jatczak has been the Vice President of a statewide nonprofit agency for 17 years. She’ll share what it means to work at a nonprofit and discuss the differences between private-sector, government, and nonprofit careers. Plus, Julann will dispel some common myths and show that it is possible to make money and make a difference at the same time! (Running Time 24:11)