Elaine Wyatt


Elaine Wyatt is the CEO of WomenVenture, where she oversees all aspects of the Agency, with key responsibilities in board and board committee relations, community partnerships, fundraising, marketing & communications, program development and strategic planning.

Prior to her leadership role at WomenVenture, she was the Chief Advancement Officer at Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys where she substantially increased earned and contributed income and elevated the Girl Scouts’ visibility through high-impact events, partnerships, electronic media strategies and leadership of the Centennial Anniversary. Elaine has an extensive background in finance, serving in CFO and Senior Financial Consultant roles, before transitioning into non-profit leadership and philanthropy.

Elaine has a deep passion for helping women and girls realize their full potential by addressing racial and gender disparities. When not at work you can find Elaine watching the years’ Academy Award nominated movies in every category, enjoying the great outdoors, cooking and spending time with her husband, dogs, four daughters, friends and family.

Interesting Fact

I am currently working my way through all the Pulitzer Prize winning novels.

Favorite Local Restaurant

Coalition in Excelsior

Favorite Movie

The Hundred Foot Journey

Woman I Admire

Melinda Gates