Student Life: LEADS at Spelman



Coca-Cola Intergenerational Leadership Mentoring Program

Fostering Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Spelman

Schedule of Events  Speaker Bios


EDUCATE: Fundamental Series
Sept. 19 - Nov. 14, 2017
Eight weekly sessions where students are introduced to the mindset, skills, resources, and roles of the entrepreneur; importance of innovation; and critical steps of entrepreneurship.

INSPIRE: Speaker Series
Jan. 30 - Feb. 13, 2018
Three weekly sessions where students engage with entrepreneurs who openly talk about their entrepreneurial journey.

EMPOWER: Competition
Feb. 18 - Feb. 28, 2018
Competition of innovative business ideas addressing a topic unique to Spelman where students leverage communications, problem solving, and teamwork skills. 



  • Expose students to basic entrepreneurial fundamentals and the role of the entrepreneur
  • Ensure students recognize “innovation is anything but business as usual”
  • Enable students to learn by doing


Students will develop:
  • a sense of entrepreneurial acumen
  • the ability to innovate and recognize compelling business opportunities
  • an awareness of the right people to include on their team to ensure entrepreneurial success