April Virtual Lunch: Maximizing the Pivot in the Digital Age

At our April event, Venture Connectors was pleased to welcome leading marketing strategist and entrepreneurial visionary Tawana Bain, who shared how she has pivoted in recent years to cultivate and streamline a diverse portfolio of partnerships and services. Bain traced her career path as a entrepreneur, starting with the launch of her project management and consulting firm, […]

At our April event, Venture Connectors was pleased to welcome leading marketing strategist and entrepreneurial visionary Tawana Bain, who shared how she has pivoted in recent years to cultivate and streamline a diverse portfolio of partnerships and services. Bain traced her career path as a entrepreneur, starting with the launch of her project management and consulting firm, New Age Communications (NAC) in 2006, and how that decision led her to where she is today. She talked about her leadership style, how she builds teams and collaborations, and offered advice to other startups on taking their business to the next level.

Bain is CEO at TBAIN & Co. and founder of the Global Economic Diversity Development Initiative, a Black-founded and predominantly Black-led nonprofit focused on building economic wealth for the Black community. One of GEDDI's most notable programs is the Derby Diversity & Business Summit program that launched in 2017. It is designed to drive innovative strategies to attract diverse consumers while bringing together best-in-class, diverse business leaders within the executive workforce and global supply chain.

In addition to her philanthropic and social justice work, Bain is the new owner of Today’s Woman Magazine, a regional publication that inspires and promotes women in the Louisville community with a circulation over 22,000. She is also owner of The Black Jockey’s Lounge, formerly known as Encore on 4th, a historic eatery in downtown Louisville that educates on the history of the Black jockey, and is known for serving as an intersection for various cultures to network, enjoy good food and shake a tail feather. Not only is she a force to be reckoned with on the entertainment scene, but she’s also the founder of one of Louisville’s hottest curated boutiques, AFM Threads, which offers trendy, chic and unique head-to-toe wear at locations in both Oxmoor and Mall St. Matthews.

Spring 2021 New Staff

Great people make for great institutions. Our success is reflected in the faces of those who pass through the College of Business and impact the world around us. Kat EigelbachOnline ProgramsKat is the director of the Online Programs Office for the Coll…

Great people make for great institutions. Our success is reflected in the faces of those who pass through the College of Business and impact the world around us. Kat EigelbachOnline ProgramsKat is the director of the Online Programs Office for the College. She is a UofL alum as well as a Louisville native. Kat has...

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One Book at a Time

The ability to engage in civil discussion with someone who has different views, or comes from a different background, seems to have become a lost art on college campuses, and our country in general. People on different sides of issues often turn a deaf…

The ability to engage in civil discussion with someone who has different views, or comes from a different background, seems to have become a lost art on college campuses, and our country in general. People on different sides of issues often turn a deaf ear, or worse, shout down, dismiss, or belittle those who don’t...

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A SEAT AT THE TABLE

As the workforce has become more diverse and more women enter the workforce, organizations must create spaces that enable the participation of all. While the corporate landscape changes and adapts, family-owned and operated businesses are a step-ahead …

As the workforce has become more diverse and more women enter the workforce, organizations must create spaces that enable the participation of all. While the corporate landscape changes and adapts, family-owned and operated businesses are a step-ahead on this front. Research indicates that family businesses with women leaders are more welcoming of contributions from women,...

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Delivering on Potential

For some students, a part-time summer job in high school helps to fund your weekends. It puts gas in the car, some cash in your pocket. For others, part-time work helps support the family, offers a nest egg for college. These are rarely the jobs we wou…

For some students, a part-time summer job in high school helps to fund your weekends. It puts gas in the car, some cash in your pocket. For others, part-time work helps support the family, offers a nest egg for college. These are rarely the jobs we would attach to a future “career.” The reality of...

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Accounting for Impact

For tax and accounting professional Amelia Sebastian, working in the finance world was a no-brainer. “I took accounting in high school, and…loved it….I knew what I was going to do.” With that goal in mind, Amelia attended the University of Louisville C…

For tax and accounting professional Amelia Sebastian, working in the finance world was a no-brainer. “I took accounting in high school, and…loved it….I knew what I was going to do.” With that goal in mind, Amelia attended the University of Louisville College of Business and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Business...

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Practice Positivity

The Project on Positive Leadership was founded at UofL in 2018 to promote the spread of positive leadership worldwide. From working with UofL Athletics to developing tools and expanding research, the Project has been very active since its inception. It…

The Project on Positive Leadership was founded at UofL in 2018 to promote the spread of positive leadership worldwide. From working with UofL Athletics to developing tools and expanding research, the Project has been very active since its inception. It is currently preparing to ramp up its work at the College of Business with a...

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Student Spotlight: Jessica Hampton

“I always wanted to be in the [University of Louisville] business school,” shared Jessica Hampton, online MBA student and marketing specialist for Molina Health Care. “I did graduate [from UofL] with my Bachelor of Arts in Communicati…

“I always wanted to be in the [University of Louisville] business school,” shared Jessica Hampton, online MBA student and marketing specialist for Molina Health Care. “I did graduate [from UofL] with my Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2012 but being that I am now a wife, and my kids are a little older, I...

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Jack of all TradesMaster of Business

This past January, the University of Louisville announced the hiring of Tendai Charasika as an entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) with the Office of Research and Innovation, where he will be responsible for connecting UofL with industry and startups. In a…

This past January, the University of Louisville announced the hiring of Tendai Charasika as an entrepreneur-in-residence (EIR) with the Office of Research and Innovation, where he will be responsible for connecting UofL with industry and startups. In addition to this new role, Charasika currently works as chief strategy officer (CSO) for Saling Wealth Advisors as...

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Dean’s Message

Every day, I am inspired by the ways your College of Business prepares students for the real world. The College is in the business of creating professionals who will be successful in their chosen field and will have all the tools and the vision to chan…

Every day, I am inspired by the ways your College of Business prepares students for the real world. The College is in the business of creating professionals who will be successful in their chosen field and will have all the tools and the vision to change the world for the better. As we prepare our...

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