By Cheryl Bachelder and Karen Hice Guzmán

Cheryl Bachelder: Leadership Grounded in Faith

“You just cannot rush all the time, morning til night, and hear from God. I constantly remind myself of Elijah — it’s the best story for a worn-out working mother there is .... It was in the quiet whisper he heard God’s voice. — Cheryl Bachelder

Listen in on our interview with business leader Cheryl Bachelder in this special edition podcast from our Dear Mentor LIVE series.

Our Dear Mentor column has been a popular place for readers to ask about issues and challenges they encounter. In the summer of 2020, we hosted a three-part series entitled Dear Mentor — LIVE (MBA Edition) with live conversations with women leaders. Cheryl Bachelder is a gifted leader who loves Jesus and is particularly interested in helping Christians think about the ways in which their faith should impact their work. She’s been involved in a number of MBA Ministry events including the annual Believers in Business Conference. We are grateful for the perspective, wisdom, and guidance given in this conversation. 

— Karen Hice Guzmán


You can listen on iTunesSpotify, or at All Shall Be Well: Conversations with Women in the Academy and Beyond. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.

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Photo by Mary from Stocksnap.

About the Author

Cheryl Bachelder is the former CEO of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., a multibillion-dollar chain of more than 2,600 restaurants around the world. She has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, been featured on Mad Money, and received top industry awards. She had prior leadership positions at Yum! Brands, Domino's Pizza, RJR Nabisco, the Gillette Company, and Procter & Gamble. Today Cheryl serves on a number of boards including the 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.

Karen Hice Guzmán is the Director of Women Scholars and Professionals. Except for some years taken off to raise children, Karen has spent her adult life in and around InterVarsity. She loves to use her gifts of hospitality and teaching to create a welcome place to connect with God and one another. Karen has a BS in Horticulture from Michigan State University and lives in Marietta, Georgia. She and her husband have three adult sons and a daughter-in-law. She loves dark chocolate, good coffee, and British TV. 

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