Our mission is to empower children for career and financial success in fun, exciting and interactive ways. We publish fun picture books that talk to children about money in their worlds, and show pathways to future careers and financial success. Bizzy Whiz Books works with educators, industry professionals and families to get books into the hands of children from all backgrounds. Books are donated to kids in need both by our company and by industry sponsors.
To make it more fun, exciting and interactive, Bizzy Whiz Books provides teacher training and classroom programs for preschool and elementary learning. Programs focus on child-centric activities and decision making. This interactive programming was inspired by our founder’s experience with the Harvard Business School case study method, and with child-directed learning programs such as Destination Imagination and the Girl Scouts.
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Wendy Enikeieff Boortz combines a professional business career with a passion for children’s literature and creative education. Early in her career, Wendy worked in finance with large organizations including the Office of the Controller of the Currency, Citicorp, and Hewlett Packard. More recently, she has worked in lending, microenterprise, and entrepreneurship training and support. Wendy served on the Ohio Commission on Personal Finance Education, has taught business at the college level, and ran a financial literacy outreach program for high school students. She loves teaching and writing for young children, a passion which grew from frequent trips to the library, and involvement in programs such as Destination Imagination, Girl Scouts and K-5 Junior Achievement. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University, and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
Julia Moffett has a passion for technology, education and working with children. She worked as a software engineer for Polyvore, which was acquired by Yahoo in 2015. Previously she worked at Palantir. Julia is a lifetime Girl Scout, a certified children’s ski instructor, and has taught children in a variety of capacities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering, and in political science, from MIT.
Lauren Cole Henderson has a passion for art, and illustrating children’s books. She is a freelance illustrator and designer, and the owner of Curiously Cute Creations. Lauren has been working with Bizzy Whiz since 2012, providing contracted services in both illustration and graphic design. Lauren holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in illustration from the Columbus College of Art and Design.
Steve Boortz has a passion for skiing, working with children, baseball, and bargains. He recently retired from a 37- year career with the U.S. Government Printing Office, where he oversaw the purchase of hundreds of millions of dollars of printed products. Steve currently works as a children’s ski instructor at Keystone Resort. He holds a bachelor’ degree in printing management from South Dakota State University.
Pibot likes to work and earn money. Pibot’s unique robotic capabilities lead to fun and amazing jobs. Help Pibot find the perfect job, and think about the jobs you like to do!
Make the Bizzy Whiz Bank glow and grow by saving your money. The bigger your bank account, the more choices you have, and the more you can buy!
Debbie Card has fun buying things with the money you have saved in your bank or credit union. Spend money carefully with Debbie Card. And never spend more than you have!
C. Red Card lets you spend money now, and pay it back later. Stop and think before using C. Red Card! If you don’t pay him back right away, he makes you pay extra
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For educators, parents and sponsors! Learn ways to engage children from an early age in finding careers they love and earning financial success.