Julann Jatczak

Vice President of Impact Initiatives, WWBIC
Julann Jatczak

As Vice President of Impact Initiatives, Julann Jatczak develops and manages strategic initiatives for The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), with offices in Madison, Racine, Kenosha, Appleton and Milwaukee. In this role she champions projects designed to increase WWBIC’s program efficiency, development efforts and brand awareness. She is well known for developing business workshops for micro-businesses, especially those targeting women and low-income individuals.

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.

Julann has been 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 previously served as the Secretary of the Social Enterprise Alliance Board of Directors and currently works with several other leadership teams. She was 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.

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WWBIC is a nonprofit economic development corporation providing quality business education, one-on-one coaching, financial capability programs, and access to fair capital to Wisconsin entrepreneurs and small business owners. Each year, WWBIC works with more than 3,500 people through their programs. As the state’s largest micro-lender, WWBIC has loaned more than $60 million to businesses (average loan size of $40,000) since 1987.

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