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Jane’s expertise comes from 20+ years of direct business experience in fast-paced, high-stakes environments. She has worked with sales teams, guided leadership through a merger integration and divestiture, led organizational change initiatives with new leadership, and designed several innovative programs for top talent. Prior to consulting, she has held a variety of management roles, including Operations, Vice President of HR/Talent at JPMorgan, and Director of Recruiting at Deloitte and Resources Global.

A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Economics/International Studies, she is an advisor to the Taskforce for Talent Innovation and a member of the Toigo Foundation’s President Circle. Her insights have been featured on CNN, CNBC, NPR, Harvard Business Review (HBR) Working Knowledge, The AtlanticThe Wall Street JournalFast Company, Leader to Leader, Fortune and Forbes.

Jane is the author of the groundbreaking book, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling and works with organizations to develop strategies for breaking through. Recently, she co-authored Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences. She is the research director for the Conference Board Cultural Fluency: How Culture Shapes Talent and Leadership Styles in Asia study. She serves on the board of Operation Exodus, an organization which provides tutoring and mentoring to Latino youth in Washington Heights and the Bronx. Jane is passionate about helping individuals flourish in their workplaces and in their communities.

Anna Lee-Winans is the National Director of Discipleship & Growth with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. While pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism at New York University, Anna was drawn to the ministry at InterVarsity where she indulged in in-depth Bible studies and experienced the presence of God in her community. Anna received training in leadership, consequently becoming a chapter leader, and considered joining InterVarsity staff. 

Instead, she returned to The University of New York where she received a Master’s Degree in Social Work and worked for three years in Jacobi Medical Centre’s Pediatric AIDS clinic in the South Bronx, sensing that God was calling her to be a compassionate witness in an area with the highest concentration of AIDS cases in the U.S. “God was very consistent in his leading and He has always spoken in a way I can understand,” she said. At Jacobi, Anna worked on advocacy for legal, housing and financial services for individuals and families, conducted interviews and provided therapy and medical compliance sessions to affected individuals and families. She was awarded grant funding for tutoring services for children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and co-authored thematic publications. Eventually she discovered that her work at the AIDS clinic was only temporary.

Anna’s family history is filled with Christian ministry, generation to generation. Her great-grandfather was a convert of Hudson Taylor’s China Inland Ministry. She enjoys reading the newspaper, eating good food, and laughing with her husband and two daughters.

Sheeba has built a career building purpose-driven brands in the CPG, retail, and nonprofit sectors. She spent ten years in executive roles at Mondelēz International and Kraft Foods.    She was the Global Marketing Director for the World’s #1 Cookie, Oreo, a $2 billion+ brand present in over 100 countries.   Sheeba also served as the VP of Global Marketing Strategy & Communications for International Justice Mission, the largest anti-slavery organization in the world.   She oversaw the redesign of IJM’s global brand and launch of the book, The Locust Effect, written by Gary Haugen, Founder & CEO. The book was named a Washington Post Best Seller and featured at the World Economic Forum and TED.  Sheeba was recently a member of the  turnaround team to help revitalize one of America's most well-known retailers, JCPenney.  As the  Vice President of Marketing Strategy & Communications,  she led the modernization of JCPenney’s brand, making it more relevant to a younger customer base. She is currently advising private equity teams and start-up CEOs in developing growth strategies for ventures in the public and private sectors.

Sheeba has a heart for prayer and is passionate about global ministry. She is a member of the CEO advisory team for Redeemer City to City, an organization founded by Timothy Keller, which equips leaders to plant churches around the world.  She also serves an advisor for entrepreneurs at Praxis, a startup accelerator focused on Kingdom-based entrepreneurship. She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Rev. Dr. Kenneth J. Barnes is the Mockler-Phillips Professor of Workplace Theology and Business Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Director of the Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Barnes spent many years as a senior international executive for several multi-billion dollar companies doing business on six continents. He has also served as a bi-vocational pastor in both the United States and the United Kingdom where he holds dual-citizenship.

Professor Barnes' main areas of research and teaching are: the intersections of theology and economics and faith at work. He has published numerous papers in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. His recent book projects include: Light From the Dreaming Spires: Reflections on Ministry to Gen Y (Resource Publishing) 2017; Redeeming Capitalism (Eerdmans) 2018; andReligion and Business Ethics: Religious Perspectives on Business,” in Routledge Companion to Business Ethics (Routledge) 2018.

Jason Wright is Associate Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Washington DC office, where he helps companies enact operations strategy in both the private and public sector. Jason is part of the McKinsey Service Operations practice and a core leader in the North American Defense and Security practice. He also leads diversity and inclusion efforts in the DC office and spearheads North American outreach to executives of color.

Jason recently joined the Board of Trustees at Union Theological Seminary. He is also a former teaching pastor who leads addiction recovery groups. Prior to joining McKinsey, he was a running back in the National Football League, finishing his athletic career as a team captain and labor union leader during the 2011 NFL Lockout. He has a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and a M.B.A. in Operations and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Tiffany, and two young children.

Cheryl Bachelder is a passionate, purpose-led business leader -- the former CEO of Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. from 2007 to 2017 and the author of Dare to Serve: How to drive superior results by serving others. Her focus is to regenerate the practice of servant leadership in the marketplace, living out the principles of her Christian faith. Cheryl is also a director and compensation committee chair at Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (PIR). She sits on the advisory board of Procter & Gamble’s franchising venture, Tide Dry Cleaners. She is active in philanthropy, focusing on the development of strong leaders for non-profit organizations.

Cheryl’s earlier career included brand leadership roles at Yum Brands, Domino’s Pizza, RJR Nabisco, The Gillette Company and Procter & Gamble.  Cheryl holds a Bachelor’s and Masters of Business Administration degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She is married 36 years to Chris Bachelder and they have three grown daughters and two adorable grandsons. Cheryl and Chris reside in Atlanta, Georgia and attend Buckhead Church.

Dave is passionate about encouraging Christian-led entrepreneurship that has a positive impact on society. To this end, he co-founded and leads Praxis, which works to motivate, educate, and resource Christians to pursue redemptive entrepreneurship, to renew the spirit of the age. Each year, Praxis, runs its flagship accelerator programs, equipping leaders from 24 early-stage businesses and nonprofits, as well as Praxis Academy, an undergraduate initiative that works with over 50 schools.

Previously, Dave was a Principal Designer at Innovation firm IDEO and founded two companies in music and technology. The co-author of From Concept to Scale, he's had the privilege of speaking at varied venues including The White House, Harvard, Q, and The Gathering. He has a BA from Babson College, an MBA & MEM from Northwestern, and lives in Manhattan, where he is part of Church of the City.