Mission and Values


Supporting better lives and livelihoods; enhancing the vitality of Bethlehem’s Main Street; and practicing innovation in rural economic development.

Core Values

WREN is a women-led membership community committed to living out these core values in all that we do:

  • Hope. We hope, rather than despair. We take positive action believing in a better future. We are guided by the aspirations of the individuals, businesses and local communities we serve.
  • Integrity. We are honest and transparent in what we do and say. We are responsible and accountable to our members, those we serve beyond our membership, and our supporters who invest in our work through their contributions of time, talent, and money.
  • Respect. We affirm the dignity, potential, and contribution of members, volunteers, staff, donors, and community partners. We demonstrate our respect for the dignity of others by treating them with fairness, kindness and compassion.
  • Creativity. We approach personal, business and community development and education as a creative enterprise. We welcome bold, innovative, and resourceful ideas and solutions.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit. We are passionate about what we do and give it our all. We feel free to challenge conventional wisdom in service to doing it better. We are willing risk takers.