CIE Legacy Leadership Program

Legacy Leadership Program

Mission Statement

“Create your legacy, and pass the baton.” — Billie Jean King

Sustaining and protecting generational wealth can be challenging. The CIE Legacy Leadership Program is designed to serve as an empowering resource for family-owned businesses in the state of Mississippi and throughout the Southeast region. Through various programs, family business owners, leaders and employees from a myriad of industries can share their experiences to inspire, to learn, and to connect with other family businesses.

“Tradition is like a bow. The more we stretch the bowstring, the farther we can throw the arrows of modernity and innovation.” — Giovanni Ferrero, third-generation CEO of Italian chocolate maker Ferrero International SA (Wall Street Journal, Aug. 9, 2016).



It’s All Relative Family Business Symposium

The UM CIE Family Business Symposium aspires to be an open forum where leaders, family members, and employees from family businesses from a variety of industries can share their concerns and questions in order to learn best practices from knowledge leaders, enabling them to grow and to continue their businesses across generations.


Family Owned: A Legacy Leadership Podcast

By MPB Think Radio
Family Owned: A Legacy Leadership is a family-owned podcast brought to you by Ole Miss, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

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