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Bellarmine sponsors Bizwomen Mentoring Monday





Bellarmine University is a proud sponsor for this year’s Louisville Business First, Bizwomen Mentoring Monday. Mentoring Monday is an eight-year event that allows a diverse group of women to connect with various mentors. Various mentees participate in the event from early career, mid-career, changing industries, seeking insight on how to establish a good work life balance, or simply learning how to ask for a promotion.

At the Rubel School of Business, we believe in empowering women who are making an impact through their work. 

Louisville Business First is one out of 43 different markets across the United States who will be hosting Mentoring Monday on February 22nd, of 2021. Dr. Natasha Munshi, Dean of the Rubel School of Business, proudly announced that she will be a mentor at the event, and I quote: "At the Rubel School of Business, we believe in empowering women who are making an impact through their work. I am excited to attend the Bizwomen Mentoring Monday event to mentor women who are engaged in impactful work and are the next generation of transformational leaders."

Though COVID-19 is still on the rise, and social gatherings are limited to twenty-five percent capacity or virtual hosting, Louisville Business First’s Event Team predicts a huge number in mentees. More specifically, across all 43 branches 10,000 participants have registered for this year’s event! But don’t worry! Spots are still opening and here is what you need to know.

Registration for the event is free thanks to all sponsors including, Bellarmine University, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Kosair Charities, and Norton Healthcare. This year the event will be hosted on Zoom to prevent the spread of COVID-19, allowing participants to connect with mentors through breakout sessions. Mentoring Monday will take place on Monday, February 22nd, from 9:30 to 11:00 AM. If you are interested in participating click here to register, and check out the current list of Mentors below!

2021 Mentors confirmed below and additional mentors announced daily!

  • Tawana Bain, founder of T. Bain & Co., which operates New Age Communications, Encore on 4th, AFM Threads and the Derby Diversity & Business Summit, founder of Global Economic Diversity Development Initiative (GEDDI) 
  • Suzanne Bergmeister, entrepreneur in residence and assistant director of the Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Louisville; founder, Sunflower Business Ventures
  • Cathi Bingaman, owner InSync with You and Partner Better Together Concierge Move Management  
  • Lisa Butcher, director of Private Banking, senior vice president  Republic Bank
  • Amabelle Camba, director of development & communications, CASA of the River Region
  • Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO, Greater Louisville Inc.
  • Cathe Dykstra, Chief Possibility Officer, president and CEO, Family Scholar House
  • Angie M. Evans, vice president-Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs, LG&E KU Energy LLC
  • Mariah Weyland Gratz, CEO, Weyland Ventures
  • Ingrid Hernandez, president and creative director, INgrid Design
  • Debra Humes Hoffer, president, Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana
  • Charlotte Ipsan, chief administrative officer, Norton Women's and Children's Hospital
  • Amy Letke, founder and president, Integrity HR Inc.
  • Elizabeth McCall, assistant master distiller, Woodford Reserve, Brown-Forman Corp.
  • Rachel McGalliard, vice president of strategic partnerships, Stage3 Talent
  • Nora FitzGerald Meldrum, associate general counsel, litigation, GE Appliances, a Haier company
  • Kourtney Moody, director of retail, PepsiCo  
  • Natasha Munshi, dean, W. Fielding Rubel School of Business, Bellarmine University
  • Stephanie Renner, senior vice president, general counsel, Limestone Bank Inc. 
  • Theresa Reno-Weber, president & CEO, Metro United Way
  • Lori Riggs, division vice president of Enterprise Marketing, Kindred Healthcare
  • London Roth, market leadership advisor, Humana Inc. 
  • Victoria Russell, chief diversity & inclusion officer, Beam Suntory
  • Rena Sharpe, chief operating officer, Goodwill Industries of Kentucky
  • Cara Silletto, president & chief retention officer, Magnet Culture, a Crescendo Strategies Co.
  • Kelsie Smithson, program officer, James Graham Brown Foundation
  • Keisha Stevenson, senior director, Farm Credit Mid-America
  • Carolyn Tandy, director of diversity and inclusion, Texas Roadhouse
  • Lindsay Wehr, senior vice president of strategy & outreach, Kosair Charities
  • Jill Wilcox, vice president, commercial banking, JPMorgan Chase
  • Angella Wilson, workforce development director, KentuckianaWorks
  • Nicole Yates, associate vice president of community engagement, Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare
  • Jesika Young, cofounder, The New Wine Girl, Team Member, president and CEO, Cimtech Inc.


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