“Twende has been more than just a program; it’s been a catalyst for growth. The interactions and relationships have enriched my professional network and aligned me with successful entrepreneurs who share a similar vision and drive. These connections have been pivotal in shaping my entrepreneurial journey, inspiring confidence, and facilitating collaborative opportunities. ” – Erica Battle (Twende 2023 Alumni)
Meet Em, Twende’s Program Manger
Em Wilder, Program Manager
Em is a dedicated and experienced non-profit and community leader with a strong background in program & people leadership, DEI and community engagement. As a Program Manager, Em works directly with founders in the Twende Program, championing their growth and development. Prior to the EC, she spent the last decade developing and managing innovative educational experiences in an effort to close opportunity gaps for K-12 students in the Chicagoland area. Amongst a large catalog of program initiatives, Em worked closely with several corporations to develop a summer accelerator for young entrepreneurs.