Summer Leadership Series

Leading Through Change

Mercer University is committed to developing leaders, innovators, problem-solvers, and life-long learners who strive to make a positive impact on their industries and communities every day. Join us for our Summer Leadership Series to learn more ways to extend your influence through exclusive, free webinar discussions. Attend four discussions and earn an exclusive digital badge to share with your network.

Webinars

Browse our upcoming webinar series to keep the conversation going as you pursue new challenges along your leadership journey. View webinar recordings below.

TRENDS AND CHANGE IN FINTECH

Wednesday, May 4 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Discover the various ways the Fintech industry is changing how the world does business and explore new trends in the digital financial world.

Panelists
Joe Radest | Managing Partner, Radest Ventures Inc.
Ananya Bhattacharyya | Director of Product Management, MasterCard
Richard Fraher | Founder and Principal, Payment Innovation & Regulation LLC; VP and Counsel to the Retail Payments Office (Ret.), Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Moderator: Vijaya Subrahmanyam, Ph.D. | Associate Dean, Mercer University Stetson-Hatcher School of Business

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CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE FOR WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Wednesday, May 18 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn how you can influence change in an organization’s culture to create lasting gender-specific impact. This discussion will also explore the unique challenges and opportunities women face in business and leadership.

Panelists
Joann Herold | Chief Marketing Officer, Honey Baked Ham
Petrina Bloodworth | Director, Office of Internal Compliance, Atlanta Public Schools
Kathryn Brooks | CEO and Certified Master Coach, She’s Her Own CEO

Moderator: Kelly Holloway, Ph.D. | Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, Mercer University

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UNLOCKING LASTING CHANGE WITH DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

Wednesday, June 1 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Cultivating inclusive cultures enhances organizational effectiveness and maximizes the sense of belonging among diverse stakeholders. This session is designed to explore how leaders and organizations can influence change and implement diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices that are permanent and successful.

Panelists
Melanie Herrington | Senior Director for Affiliate Organizational Management, Equity and Inclusion, ACLU
Matthew S. Harrison, Ph.D. | Senior Vice President Talent and Development, Jackson Healthcare
Leti Ramirez | Branch Chief, Workforce-Development, United States Department of Defense
Dethra U. Giles | Chief Bridge Architect, ExecuPrep

Moderator: Ansley Booker, Ph.D. | Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Mercer University

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MAKING THE CAREER CHANGE TO FULL-TIME ENTREPRENEUR

Wednesday, June 15 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Making the leap from a 9:00-5:00 corporate career to owning and running a business can be full of uncertainties. This session is designed to examine the key things you should know when considering full-time entrepreneurship.

Panelists
Joe Briner | Managing Director, Vertical Capital Advisors LLC
Chitra Patel | CEO/Founder, WealthWorth
Sibyl Steverson Slade | Financial Advisor, LifePlan Financial Advisors, Inc.

Moderator: Briana Stenard, Ph.D. | Associate Professor, Mercer University Stetson-Hatcher School of Business

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CHANGING THE NARRATIVE ON MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES

Wednesday, June 29 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Mental health and social services are essential for helping employees face a variety of challenges. This session explores how leaders can positively influence the mental wellness of their organizations by encouraging individuals to seek support from mental health and social services.

Panelists
Dina Schwam, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, Mercer University College of Professional Advancement
Nadia Barnett, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, Mercer University College of Professional Advancement
Cameron Miller, Ph.D. | Associate Professor, Mercer University College of Professional Advancement

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Previous webinars

View previous Summer Leadership discussions below on topics including fintech, women in leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion management, entrepreneurship and innovation, and changing the narrative on mental health and social services.

Trends and Changes in Fintech

Changing the Landscape for Women in Leadership

Unlocking Lasting Change with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Making the Career Change to Full-Time Entrepreneur