Watchen Harris Bruce has more than 30 years of banking, finance, economic and business development, affordable housing, and leadership experience. She has extensive experience, both nationally and internationally.
Watchen is the President & CEO of a mission-based community development financial institution in Baltimore, MD., and is also the CEO of WHB & Associates, LLC, an entrepreneurship, and business development company. She served as Chief of Party/Country Director of the USAID Investing for Business Expansion (IBEX) project, access to finance, and business development project in Liberia. In the United States, Watchen served as Vice President and business banker for several national commercial banks.
Watchen is a doctorate candidate in Organizational Development & Leadership – all but dissertation – at Grand Canyon University. She holds a Master’s in Business Management from Cambridge College in Massachusetts, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Community Planning & Management from the University of Massachusetts and French from the University of Abidjan in the Ivory Coast. Watchen was honored as one of 100 Top Women Leaders in Baltimore and is a graduate of Leadership Boston.
Watchen is a graduate of the Nehemiah Project Biblical Executive Program and is a Certified Coach & Trainer. Watchen’s purpose in life is to share the gospel and help others pursue their purpose via biblical entrepreneurship.
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