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January 22, 2019

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Ep. 8: Bringing A University Back From Scandal: University Of Louisville President Neeli Bendapudi

January 22, 2019

President of the University of Louisville Neeli Bendapudi joined Carly for a conversation about leadership, collaboration, how to build empathy, and how to inspire in the midst of tough circumstances. 

About this Episode:

The conversation covers:

  • How Neeli's education after growing up in India transformed her life and unlocked her potential

  • The incredible sacrifice her extended family made for her

  • How Neeli navigated the scandals of Louisville after assuming her new role

  • How to set priorities with both a "start doing" and a "stop doing" list

  • How to became a "black-belt in collaboration"

  • How empathy builds leadership

  • Why Neeli sets big goals to make a big impact in the world, and how it helps her team get closer

  • How diversity of thought and perspective builds strong teams

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About the Guest:

Neeli Bendapudi

Neeli Bendapudi is an American academic and the 18th president of the University of Louisville. Bendapudi was named president on April 3, 2018 and her first day was May 15, 2018. She replaced James R. Ramsey who resigned after a scandal that implicated him. Bendapudi is the first non-white president of the University and is noted for her attention to developing a culture of openness.



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