UNCG teamed up with the Triad Business Journal to host the fourth annual “Bizwomen Mentoring Monday” on April 3 at the Elliott University Center on campus.

The networking event brought together 32 Triad-area women business leaders and more than 100 UNCG students. Designed to maximize networking and learning opportunities, the event featured “speed mentoring” sessions that allowed students to meet with a variety of corporate and nonprofit presidents and CEOs, business owners, brand officers, television news personalities and leaders in higher education.

UNCG’s Dr. Terri L. Shelton, vice chancellor for research and economic development; Michelle Lamb Moone, vice chancellor for human resources; Donna Heath, acting vice chancellor for information technology services and chief information officer and Jacquie Gilliam, philanthropy consultant and wife of Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr., served as mentors at the event.

Shelton, who will be recognized later this month as part of the Triad Business Journal’s 2017 class of “Outstanding Women in Business,” advised students to “know thyself.”

“To chart a course, you have to know yourself. Know what fuels you and find ways to maximize what you love to do,” she said. “Don’t be afraid if you don’t know all the answers before you take a leap. Have the courage to go for it and to be open to a new opportunity that stretches you.”

To view a slideshow from the event, click here.

 

Story by Eden Bloss, University Communications
Photography by Martin W. Kane, University Communications