FranchiseU! Episode Eighteen: Michelle Rowan (Franchise Business Review)

On today’s FranchiseU! Kathy Gosser talks to Franchise Business Review’s president and COO, Michelle Rowan, CFE.
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On today's FranchiseU! Kathy Gosser talks to Franchise Business Review’s president and COO, Michelle Rowan, CFE.

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May Lunch: Equity, Equality and Empathy in Business

When trying to foster a workplace that is equitable and inclusive for all, it is imperative for leaders to be well-trained in inclusive strategies. There is one key trait that all great leaders should possess. Some may call this trait the crème de la crème of all leadership traits: empathy. Empathy is our ability to […]

When trying to foster a workplace that is equitable and inclusive for all, it is imperative for leaders to be well-trained in inclusive strategies. There is one key trait that all great leaders should possess. Some may call this trait the crème de la crème of all leadership traits: empathy. Empathy is our ability to put ourselves in the shoes of others and to understand what another person is experiencing. Leaders that are more empathetic may be more effective at fostering diverse and inclusive workplaces.

She talked about gaps and barriers to diversity, empathy and inclusion, and how she advises clients to let go of biases, recruit (not simply invite) diverse voices to the table, and ensure those voices are heard once they take a seat. She discussed recommendations for becoming more equitable and inclusive, and how she gets businesses to commit to the necessary changes in order to evolve. She also shared insights about how Louisville fares in these areas compared with other cities.

Dr. Johnson is also CEO and Founder of MEMStim LLC, a company that produces implantable electronics to treat neurological disorders. With a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, she has produced many patents, acquired funding from the National Science Foundation, and received millions in prestigious and highly competitive SBIR awards from the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Johnson’s expertise is sought out at the highest levels, including the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee. She has served as a speaker for the eighth district of the Federal Reserve, the Royal Academy of Science International Trust, the International Chamber of Commerce and the United Nations Assembly on Women and Girls in Science. She lends her leadership to the Standing Council, NSF Engineering Research Visioning Alliance, the Kentucky Statewide EPSCOR Committee, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering SBIR, the NSF NNCI External Advisory Board and Medtech Color.

Setting the Bar

“Online MBA (OMBA) has a near and dear place in my heart,” says Dr. Zachary Goldman, who serves as the director of Online Teaching and Learning for the College of Business. “It was the first committee, the first group of individuals I joined when I ent…

“Online MBA (OMBA) has a near and dear place in my heart,” says Dr. Zachary Goldman, who serves as the director of Online Teaching and Learning for the College of Business. “It was the first committee, the first group of individuals I joined when I entered the College of Business.” Being a part of the...

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Cultivate Resourcefulness (draft)

Dacia Berry’s approach to the world has a razor-sharp focus and clarity. Spend a few minutes with her, and Dacia’s attentive nature and keen professionalism belie that she’s on the verge of graduation—unsurprisingly, a year ahead of schedule. “I’m a ha…

Dacia Berry’s approach to the world has a razor-sharp focus and clarity. Spend a few minutes with her, and Dacia’s attentive nature and keen professionalism belie that she’s on the verge of graduation—unsurprisingly, a year ahead of schedule. “I’m a hard worker—I’ll say that about myself,” says Dacia. “I have always been driven since I...

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Sustainable Success

“We were learning as we were building the company,” says Marc Spiegel, with a laugh. “We once drove to Frankfort just to register the LLC because we didn’t know you could do that online.” In the nearly 14 years since co-founding Rubicon Technologies wi…

“We were learning as we were building the company,” says Marc Spiegel, with a laugh. “We once drove to Frankfort just to register the LLC because we didn’t know you could do that online.” In the nearly 14 years since co-founding Rubicon Technologies with high school friend Nate Morris, Marc has come a long way....

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FranchiseU! Episode Seventeen: Josh York (GYMGUYZ)

On today’s episode, Kathy talks franchise and motivation with GYMGUYZ founder Josh York. GYMGUYZ is an in-home personal-training franchise providing convenient, customized, and creative workouts.
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On today's episode, Kathy talks franchise and motivation with GYMGUYZ founder Josh York. GYMGUYZ is an in-home personal-training franchise providing convenient, customized, and creative workouts.

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Class Notes: Spring 2022

From wedding and birth announcements to job promotions and career changes, news from our alumni.
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From wedding and birth announcements to job promotions and career changes, news from our alumni.

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