Notable BIPOC Executives: Francesca Mayca Wegner

Class of 2023

  • Category: Notable BIPOC Executives
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 10
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marquette University
  • Graduate degree/university: Master of Business Administration, Marquette University

Francesca Mayca Wegner serves as executive director of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee, an organization focused on growing the Latino talent pool in Wisconsin. 

Recently, Mayca Wegner secured a philanthropic investment of $350,000, the largest gift HPGM has received to date. She has established two new professional development summits for HPGM members and in 2022 founded the Poderosa Collective, the first Wisconsin Latina support collaborative. 

Through community events and initiatives, the Poderosa Collective brings together a network of Latina entrepreneurs, Latina-serving organizations and professionals. 

“With experience building and fostering strategic partnerships that enrich our community and drive positive change, (Wegner) champions the creation of spaces where others can bring their whole selves and feel valued,” said Gabriela Barbosa, senior leader of strategic partnerships and communications for HPGM. “She is an advocate for increasing representation and economic opportunities for Latinos in Wisconsin.” 

Mayca Wegner serves on several boards, including for My Way Out, the Hispanic Collaborative, and the Higher Education Regional Alliance Steering Committee, and she’s a mentor in the Nativity Jesuit Academy Alumni Program.

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