10 episodes

The Focus Forward podcast connects business and community leaders and other Wisconsin “doers” in conversations about how we can all help each other succeed. In each episode, WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes guides the discussion toward real and actionable advice you can incorporate in your business or community to help overcome the challenges you’re facing today and prepare for the new opportunities of tomorrow.

WEDC Focus Forward Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

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The Focus Forward podcast connects business and community leaders and other Wisconsin “doers” in conversations about how we can all help each other succeed. In each episode, WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes guides the discussion toward real and actionable advice you can incorporate in your business or community to help overcome the challenges you’re facing today and prepare for the new opportunities of tomorrow.

    Focus Forward Podcast Ep 9: Innovation, Inspiration and Public Health with Alexander Kempe

    Focus Forward Podcast Ep 9: Innovation, Inspiration and Public Health with Alexander Kempe

    Alexander Kempe, president and CEO of Novir, the testing solutions company and winner of the We’re All Innovating contest, talks with WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes about his company’s antibody test and the need for innovation in the pandemic. Read More

    • 19 min
    Focus Forward Podcast Ep 8: Teaching Passion and Changing Lives

    Focus Forward Podcast Ep 8: Teaching Passion and Changing Lives

    The founder of Power of Perception, a mentoring program for Eau Claire students that creates opportunities for minority youth, talks with WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes about how passion, motivation and connection are essential for the state’s growth. Read More

    • 23 min
    Focus Forward Podcast Ep 7: New Comfort Zone, New Partners with Sabrina Madison

    Focus Forward Podcast Ep 7: New Comfort Zone, New Partners with Sabrina Madison

    Sabrina Madison, founder of the Progress Center for Black Women and known locally as Heymiss Progress, is an award-winning entrepreneur talks with WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes about building networks, taking action and supporting black women. Read More

    • 25 min
    Focus Forward Podcast Ep 6: Meeting the Challenge: COVID Testing with Kevin Conroy

    Focus Forward Podcast Ep 6: Meeting the Challenge: COVID Testing with Kevin Conroy

    Kevin Conroy, chairman and CEO of Exact Sciences, talks about research and development and teams that drive innovation. WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes speaks with Conroy about Exact Sciences' pivot to COVID-19 testing. Read More

    • 21 min
    Focus Forward Podcast Ep 5: The Power of a Tech Ecosystem with Aaron Olver

    Focus Forward Podcast Ep 5: The Power of a Tech Ecosystem with Aaron Olver

    Aaron Olver, managing director of University Research Park, talks tech and exponential growth through innovation. WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes speaks with Olver about the state’s technology ecosystem and how it remains successful during a pandemic. Read More

    • 24 min
    Focus Forward Podcast Ep 4: The New Networking: Attract and Engage with Angela Damiani

    Focus Forward Podcast Ep 4: The New Networking: Attract and Engage with Angela Damiani

    Serial entrepreneur Angela Damiani, Newaukee CEO, builds connections and growth for talent and small businesses. WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes speaks with Damiani about the state’s business and talent opportunities pre- and post-COVID. Read More

    • 23 min

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