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Event with disability advocate highlights importance of inclusivity in business

This spring, the Gator MBAbility Club had the honor of hosting Shane Burcaw, the author of several award-winning books about disability and the co-founder of the YouTube channel Squirmy and Grubs, which has generated over 149 million views. He is also the President and Co-Founder of a nonprofit organization called Laughing At My Nightmare and a renowned public speaker who has performed across the country. I invited Shane to host a Q&A session for UF MBA students and staff because

Erika Nang Sobze, MBA ’21 | We Are Warrington

With her husband and her family far away during a global pandemic, Full-Time MBA 2021 graduate Erika Nang Sobze learned to lean on her Warrington community for support as a mother and a student. Erika’s project, Upskill Talent Solution, won the Social Impact Award at Warrington’s Big Idea competition in April 2021.

How did you get your job at Google?

Lord: This is gonna get edited out. I’m in a kid’s band and we played the little kid stage. Austin Kiddie Limits not really the Austin City Limits, but I’m still on the t-shirt. I opened up for the The Cure, why not? Wilson: That’s fantastic. Hey, nobody needs to know the second part. Just the first part. Lord: Right, yeah, we’ll leave the first part in. “We are Warrington” is a new podcast that helps young business leaders discover

Five Warrington alumni named among 2021 40 Gators Under 40

The Warrington College of Business was well represented on the third annual 40 Gators Under 40 list with five Business Gators named as honorees.   Presented by the University of Florida Alumni Association, the 40 Gators Under 40 honors alumni who are going greater in their communities and professions, continuing the tradition of the Outstanding Young Alumni event, which honored alumni achievements that positively impacted The Gator Nation from 2006-2018. Of the Warrington alumni named to the list, two are graduates

Virtual event highlights the importance of diversity in the workplace

Students from across the Warrington College of Business and UF were invited to a new event from Business Career Services designed to showcase the importance of diversity in the workplace. Over the three-night event, called Diversity in the Workplace, students had the opportunity to hear from Dr. “Bowtie” Todd Jenkins on why inclusivity is important to everyone, a team from Proctor & Gamble (P&G) on how diversity influences their business decisions, Margo Downs on creating inclusive workplaces and a game

Meet the women of the UF Doctor of Business Administration

This Women’s History Month, the Warrington College of Business is honored to highlight just a few of our incredible female Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) alumni and students. Read about the impactful research of women across multiple UF DBA classes, why they joined the program and how it’s helping them achieve their professional and personal goals. Class of 2017  Jennifer Cainas | Clinical Professor | University of South Florida – Main Campus Dissertation – “The Impact of CEO Regulatory Focus

What I learned about creating inclusive workspaces from the former CHRO of Stitch Fix and Lululemon

Margo Downs is the former Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) of Stitch Fix and Lululemon; she’s also a speaker, teacher, and advisor who we had the privilege of engaging with in a discussion and Q&A session titled “Creating Inclusive Workspaces.” As an MBA candidate pursuing a career in Human Resources with a passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion, I was extremely excited to hear from Margo and learn about how we, as future business leaders, can work to create inclusive

Student Spotlight: Nancy Tran

Nancy Tran is a current Master of International Business (MIB) student. She comes from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Learn more about how she overcame challenges associated with being an international student during the pandemic and how the MIB is important to her future career plans. Q: Tell us about yourself. Tran: “I am Nancy Tran. I am originally from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I have more than seven years of experience in FMCG Supply Chain working in Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola Beverages and FrieslandCampina. I

How do you stay motivated?

Some days are harder than others. Hard to get up in the morning, tackle your to-do list and get in a little exercise or family time. It’s in these challenging periods that you need to find a little motivation to keep progressing forward, but how do you do that? We Are Warrington podcast host Andy Lord ends every conversation with Warrington business leaders about what they do to stay motivated. See their top tips for motivation below and check out

Christopher Johnson (BS ’05, MS ’07, MBA ’10) | March 2021

Johnson (BS 2005, MS 2007, MBA 2010) is Senior Social Responsibility Specialist at The Mosaic Company. He is also a board member at the Nonprofit Leadership Center (NLC) and co-leads the NLC’s diversity committee.  He recently shared tips for leaders who want to authentically embrace diversity, equity and inclusion. Read Johnson’s eight tips in this story from the Nonprofit Leadership Center.  Connect with him on LinkedIn.