Episode 72: Joanne Rencher – Courage to Say Yes

Joanne (‘Jo’) Rencher is an innovative entrepreneur and trailblazer. Her firm, WGNinHR (“Who’s Got Next” in HR) Consulting, operates in three practice areas: strategic HR solutions; executive search; and coaching.

Jo has worked at the C-level for major conglomerates, iconic nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and developing countries. Her career includes several ‘firsts’: the first Chief Business and Talent Officer for the Girl Scouts; the first Chief People Officer for the American Red Cross in Greater New York; and she was recruited to build the first Global HR Unit, ultimately leading a matrixed team on 4 continents/6 countries for the first public-private partnership to work on a vaccine for the AIDS virus―the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.

Jo began her career in the financial services industry for a GE Capital bond insurance business where she won several leadership awards. She is the 2016 winner of GetFive’s HR Hero Award for Outstanding Mentorship. She recently hosted a weekly podcast entitled #RealTalk About the Workplace.

Jo is the author of Tough As Nails: Finding Your Voice as a Woman in the Workplace. You can find the book on Amazon or at her author’s website: https://www.joannerencher.com/

You can connect with Joanne on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joanne-rencher-42205a33/

You can learn more about Joanne’s HR consulting and executive search work on her website: https://www.wgninhr-consulting.com/

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