Meet Sonoma County Medical Association's Wendy Young, a 2019 North Bay Women in Business winner
Notable Quote: I would advise young women to find something you love to do and then figure out how to make a career out of it. Get to know your members and listen. Running a professional organization is not about what you want, but what your member wants. It can be a very challenging and rewarding experience.
Other things about me...
What is the achievement you are most proud of?
Although SCMA is a 160-year-old Sonoma County organization, we are all very proud of the new vibrant organization created in the last two years. It has been a pleasure to work with my team to look at the offerings of the organization and to reimagine what the members would benefit from the most. It is an interesting dilemma to try to be something different to everyone, but I think we are doing well.
The last two years has been a series of trial, errors, successes and growth. Membership is at an all-time high at a time when membership in professional organizations across the board is declining. We have a new board of directors, which in itself brings energy to our offerings and member value. It is a pleasure to work with the physician leadership and listen to what they want from the organization, and then make it happen.
I just ordered “The White Coat Investor’s Financial Boot Camp: A 12-Step High-Yield Guide to Bring your ?Finances Up To Speed.” We just started a physicians’ investment club and had a great first event. Since this is going to be monthly, I need to bring my limited ?investment knowledge up to speed quickly!