Have you ever met a person who at first seemed quiet, modest, and ordinary, but soon realized that they were a creative, caring, and forward thinking individual who makes things happen? These individuals are often adaptable, demonstrate exceptional work ethics, and are talented. Their true nature, abilities, and strengths shine through during professional or personal trials. They perform well under pressure and choose to see the glass half full instead of half empty. They know their strengths and weaknesses, and how to leverage the talents of others. Wanda Lipscomb-Vásquez, director of the Melbourne office of weVENTURE powered by Florida Institute of Technology (formally Women’s Business Center), is an example of that kind of leader.
“I strive to lead by example,” said Vásquez. “My position at weVENTURE, an organization that accelerates sustainable growth for women entrepreneurs, allows me to promote positive change with the goal of moving our organization and clients forward and challenges me to make difficult decisions to prepare our organization for growth.”
Vásquez is a results-driven, bilingual operations and development professional with international business acumen and a highly effective leadership style that drives bottom-line results across various organizations, cultures and industries. Blending a pro-active entrepreneurial mindset with a collaborative, practical approach, she is able to consistently create and implement successful programs that resolve challenging business issues.
Vásquez said, “We listen, collaborate, and guide our clients toward success. At weVENTURE, we work with our clients in a one-on-one consultation setting and we offer to take our clients through a proprietary mentoring program called IGNITE 360TM. This program is designed to equip business owners and entrepreneurs with the soft skills and business development tools and strategies needed to accelerate sustainable business growth. They often enter a program out of concern about their business, but they exit the program with confidence and an action plan to drive their success.”
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