The Busch Lecture

Jean Oelwang on "Forging Great Partnerships and Collaborations through Deep Connection"

Friday, April 8, 2022 | 3 p.m. |

Join us on Friday, April 8, at 3 p.m. for the virtual 2022 Busch Lecture. This year’s speaker will be Jean Oelwang. Jean is the founding CEO and President of Virgin Unite, an entrepreneurial foundation that builds collectives, incubates ideas and re-invents systems for a better world.

Over the last 15 years, she has worked with partners to lead the incubation and start-up of several global initiatives, including: The Elders, The B Team, The Carbon War Room (successfully merged with the RMI), Ocean Unite, The Caribbean Climate Smart Accelerator, 100% Human at Work, The Virgin Unite Constellation and The Branson Centres of Entrepreneurship.  She also played a key partner role in the incubation of many other initiatives such as The Audacious Project and The New Now.

Jean has been on the TED and TEDx stages as a host and speaker and has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Bernie Glassman Trailblazer Award and the FilmAid Philanthropic Leadership Award.

The lecture is free, virtual, and open to the public.

About the Busch Lecture

The Busch Lecture, which is supported by the Anheuser-Busch Foundation, features business leaders at the forefront of innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives who are of interest to the academic, business, and civic communities.

The Anheuser-Busch Foundation also designates a Busch Scholar, a faculty member who conducts and publishes high-quality research in a business discipline. John Michel, Ph.D., associate professor of management is the Busch Scholar for the 2021-2022 academic year.