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Dedicated to providing service to each member’s business through networking, referrals, and promotion; and to providing professional development to the individual member through education, information, sharing and support.
Join us for the Luncheon on Tuesday, October 11! Linda Baechle will be speaking about domestic violence in the workplace, its impact on employers and what “signs” they may be able to look for in their employees in order to help.

Linda Baechle is the President and Chief Executive Officer for the YWCA North Central Indiana.

Prior to coming to the YWCA in 2001, Linda led two non-profit agencies from the early conception stage to reality, serving as Executive Director of each – St. Jude House in Crown Point, Indiana and the Chicagoland Affiliate of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization in Chicago, Illinois.

Under Linda’s leadership YWCA North Central Indiana has been recognized many times for its work with women and children including receiving the St. Joseph County Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence in 2008 and the Elkhart County Nonprofit Agency of the Year Award in 2015. In 2014 the YWCA began running the Elkhart County Women’s Shelter after learning the shelter would shut down because of financial challenges.

Linda personally has been recognized many times for her passionate and dedicated advocacy for women including receiving an Honorary Dedication Award from the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 2006; the“2007 Citizen of the Year” Award from Region 2 National Association of Social Workers; 2011 Athena Award from the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce and the Woman of Hope Award from Hannah’s House in 2014.


Women Business Owners of Michiana is:​

A non-profit organization providing a business environment for the meeting of all women in business. Dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurism, business ownership and management by women. A voice for women who own or operate businesses.

Women Business Owners of Michiana strives to:

Foster education, technical assistance, and learning opportunities oriented toward the needs of women business owners and professionals. Increase the general visibility of women business owners and leaders. Encourage referrals of potential customers to women-owned businesses and WBOM members’ businesses/organizations in the community. Support organizations that serve under-resourced women in our community.