Loren's Badass Chick: Wendy Foster

President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts.

January 10, 2020
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Wendy Foster, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Mass

This week's Badass Chick is Wendy Foster, President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts. 

 

January is mentoring month! So I got to speak with Wendy about why she left corporate America after 25 years to work for a non-profit. Even though Wendy was happy at her job at America Online, she began to ask herself if there was a possibility to find work with more meaning. She wanted to truly change lives and put people on a different trajectory, so when a spot opened up with Big Brothers Big Sisters, she jumped at the chance. 

 

What's awesome about Big Brothers Big Sisters is that it's not just a random pairing. They spend time interviewing both the children and the adults, and they expertly create pairings based upon personality and interests. Bigs and Littles meet up a couple times a month and do really organic, easy things that fit into ​everyday schedules like grabbing burger, playing basketball or going on a walk. 

 

Wendy is hyper-focused on creating meaningful relationships that can impact kids from under-resourced families. Often times, kids just need a little bit of guidance from someone who is willing to listen and can offer some life experience. Sounds like Wendy found the meaningful work she'd been looking for. 

 

If you're interested in learning more about Big Brothers Big Sisters or becoming a mentor (they're ALWAYS looking for men, especially!) click here. ​

 

Loren's Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email Loren@1033ampradio.com!

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