Dear Mentor — LIVE: MBA Edition

For the past several years, Women in the Academy and Professions has hosted a luncheon for women at the annual Believers in Business (BiB) Conference featuring conversations with women at various stages in their careers offering advice and encouragement to students and alums present. Each year many more questions are asked than there is time to engage them. We’ve kept track of these and are offering an opportunity to have them answered. We invite you to join us for Dear Mentor — LIVE: MBA Edition — a three-part series taking place this summer.

Similar to our Dear Mentor column, our guests will respond to questions submitted by BiB attendees. But since they’ll do this on a video call, there will be opportunity for live Q & A. 

All calls will be at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. 

Please register below and we’ll send you the link to participate.

Featured Speaker for June:
Cheryl Bachelder

Cheryl Bachelder is a passionate, purpose-led business leader — the former CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. From 2007 to 2017, she led the transformation of a tired brand and discouraged organization into a top-performing quick service restaurant chain. Today Cheryl serves as a director on the boards of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR), US Foods Holding Corp (USFD) and Chick-Fil-A, Inc. She is an advisor to Procter & Gamble’s franchising venture, Tide Dry Cleaners. She is a board member of CEO Forum, an organization that encourages and disciples Christian CEOs and senior leaders. Cheryl holds a Bachelor’s and Master's of Business Administration degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.


Featured Speaker for July:
Sandy Jap

Sandy Jap is on faculty at Emory’s Goizueta Business School and holds the Sarah Beth Brown Endowed Professorship of Marketing Chair at Emory. She has published widely on the development of organizational relationships, go-to-market strategies, and e-procurement. She is the author of Partnering with the Frenemy, a book on the dark side of business relationships and A Field Guide to Channel Strategy, a how-to book on going to market strategy. She is an international speaker, expert witness, and consultant to a wide range of industries and firms.Sandy is a co-founder of the Emory Marketing Analytics Center (MAC). She received her PhD from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and enjoys spending time with her kids. Tennis, red wine, and Cape Cod summers come in a very close second.

Featured Speaker for September:
Janeen Uzzell

Janeen Uzzell is the Chief Operating Officer for the Wikimedia Foundation. Originally from Newark, New Jersey, USA, Janeen joined Wikimedia in 2019. Prior to this, she was head of Women in Technology at General Electric (GE), where she worked with the company’s global CEOs to improve cultivate a culture across their workforce of 300,000 employees which accelerated the number of women in technical roles. Janeen has nearly two decades of experience implementing the design and use of technology to drive impact on global outcomes. During her tenure at GE she led multiple company-wide initiatives, resulting in numerous culture shifts, new business models and products, and increased satisfaction.

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