Nancy R. Mansfield serves as the Director of the WomenLead Program and Senior Faculty Associate for Women’s Leadership Development at Georgia State University. Professor Mansfield has long been committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate education and to experiential learning as part of the university experience. She brings significant depth and breadth of experience to the women’s leadership initiative. Throughout her career in education, Professor Mansfield has built curricula and programs across disciplines, including developing and teaching courses on business, law and ethics.
Most recently, she has served as Professor of Legal Studies, Department of Risk Management and Insurance, and Faculty Associate for Scholars in the Honors College. During her tenure at GSU, she also served as the Director of Freshman Studies for Georgia State from 2001-2003.
Professor Mansfield has won a number of national, college and university-wide awards for her excellence in teaching, research and service, including the Outstanding Service to Students Award at GSU. She serves as a founding member of the Steering Committee of the Women’s Philanthropy Network (WPN) at Georgia State University, and as the vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Atlanta Girls School and as a member of the Georgia State University Foundation Board.
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As the Associate Director of the H.J. Russell Center for Entrepreneurship, at the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, Dr. Isabelle Monlouis is entrusted to define and execute a strategic vision to amplify initiatives for inclusive entrepreneurship so that students from all backgrounds can successfully innovate and create value for themselves, and their communities.
In teaching, Dr. Monlouis shares practical insights gathered from 15+ years of experience designing and delivering high-impact leadership development and corporate innovation consulting programs on 3 continents. Current and past clients include General Electric, McDonald’s, Kraft Foods, GlaxoSmithKline, DirectTV, and lnterTek. Current research interests involve entrepreneurial leadership and organizational learning.
An entrepreneur at heart, Dr. Monlouis is committed to using industry best practices to develop entrepreneurship programs that scale for impact. Students say that root causes of Isabelle’s success as a coach and mentor include authenticity, humor, partnership, flexibility, tenacity and … straight talk. That’s may explain why when she is not at Georgia State University, Dr. Monlouis is most likely to be found meditating aboard the planes taking her from customer engagement to customer engagement.
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Natsai Ndebele is currently a student at Georgia State University, studying Computer Science. She is passionate about technology, and increasing diversity and inclusion in technology for women and other minorities. Natsai is the co-founder of Our Journey Through Code and a mentor with organizations such as Girls Who Code and Black Girls Code. Natsai started her organization, Our Journey Through Code with a purpose of, “increasing diversity in technology, especially for women and underrepresented minorities.”
“By highlighting the many faces in technology, I hope to inspire more minorities to enter the tech world, break stereotypes and biases, and build a community for us with mentors while creating inclusion.”
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