The SIP: The Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast

The SIP: The Coke Scholars Ignite Podcast

Latest Episodes

Going Pro in Basketball and Business with Junior Bridgeman, CEO of Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
July 06, 2021

Junior Bridgeman barely made his high school basketball team. He played 12 years in the NBA.   Junior’s first restaurant was robbed and set on fire. He became the owner of over 450 restaurants in 20 s

Cultivating Empathy and Delivering Hope for LGBTQ Students with Joe English (2013)
January 08, 2021

“I grew up in a 1900-person farm town… I never saw or watched or read anything that I felt really spoke to me as a gay person. It would have meant the world to me to have read even one book with one gay character in school,

When Spit Saves the World (and Builds a Business) with Jason Feldman (1990)
December 15, 2020

From The Home Depot to The Body Shop to Amazon to Vault Health, Jason Feldman (1990) describes his career as a game and chutes and ladders. His navigating force: using business to do good in the world. In this episode of The SIP, Sue Suh (1992),

Helping Millions Find Their Purpose by Pursuing Her Own with Kathryn Minshew (2004)
December 03, 2020

Investors initially called The Muse a “cute project.” Kathryn Minshew (2004) built it into the go-to destination for more than 75 million people each year to research companies and careers. In this episode of The SIP, Chantelle George (2006),

Building Bridges for Communities of Color with Lillian Singh (2000)
November 11, 2020

Actor, singer, and entertainer Kevin Shen interviews fellow 2000 Scholar Lillian Singh this episode, who is the Vice President of Programs and Racial Wealth Equity at Prosperity Now, an organization that works to ensure a clear path to financial stabil...

A Quest to Rehumanize Politics with Steven Olikara (2008)
October 28, 2020

In this episode, Sue Suh (1992), Chief People Officer for TIME, joins as host to talk with Steven Olikara (2008), Founder and CEO of the Millennial Action Project (MAP). The Millennial Action Project has an audacious mission: activate young leaders to ...

Financially Empowering Black Communities with Entrepreneur, Investor, and Million Dollar Scholar Derrius Quarles (2009)
October 16, 2020

The SIP is back for Season 2! Chantelle George (2006), founder and CEO of her own higher education consulting company, starts us off with a bang, interviewing Derrius Quarles (2009), author of Million Dollar Scholar and Co-Founder & Co-CEO of BREAUX Ca...

How Educated Risks Led to an Unorthodox Career Path with Bea Perez of The Coca-Cola Company
September 24, 2020

The SIP usually features incredible Coca-Cola Scholars, and today we’re honored to have an incredible leader from The Coca-Cola Company join us as well. In this bonus episode, 2003 Scholar Albert Lawrence rejoins The SIP to interview Beatriz “Bea” Pere...

Going All In: Activating Global Dreams with Developer-Entrepreneur David Akinin (2008)
July 15, 2020

Capping the first season of The SIP is developer-entrepreneur David Akinin (2008) all the way from Windhoek, Namibia, who joins returning host and bestselling author Daron K. Roberts (1997). David, originally from Venezuela,

Coding and Community Building with Madi Pfaff Edgar (2013)
July 02, 2020

Daron K. Roberts (1997), bestselling author and founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin, joins The SIP to host the fifth episode. He interviews Madi Pfaff Edgar (2013),