Author: Elizabeth Atwater

Elizabeth Atwater
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Elizabeth Atwater
Elizabeth Atwater is the senior manager of communications at Babson College and the former managing editor at Entrepreneurship of All Kinds. Her writing has appeared in print and online in a wide range of outlets including Forbes, The Atlantic, Reuters, Chief Learning Officer, BostInno, and Seventeen magazine. Her career story includes a stint at a venture capital-backed technology startup, as well as a chapter working for a small, family-run public relations firm. Atwater earned her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University.
Gail Simmons on Creating a Career
Living Entrepreneurship
Gail Simmons on Creating a Career » “What is food but a huge window into every culture in the world?”
Investing in Women: A Conversation with Tory Burch
Living Entrepreneurship
Investing in Women: A Conversation with Tory Burch » If net worth were measured in shoes, today Tory Burch is worth more than 4 million of her signature Reva ballet flats. Is there a secret to her success? In retrospect, she says it’s scary to think how little she knew at the outset, but her motivation to challenge herself and be open to new experiences has never wavered.
Bobby Sager: “You Need to Understand Your Customer”
Amplifying Social Innovation
Bobby Sager: “You Need to Understand Your Customer” » How did Bobby Sager, who grew up outside of Boston and married his high school sweetheart, become the international philanthropic force he is today?
Business Takes Center Stage
Living Entrepreneurship
Business Takes Center Stage » Some of the brightest, most creative, entrepreneurial minds in business work for museums, symphonies, dance companies, and other arts organizations. Many of these executives and directors come from creative backgrounds with no formal business training, so success often hinges on building relationships with partners who have complementary skill sets.
From Battlefield to Boss
Living Entrepreneurship
From Battlefield to Boss » In cities and towns across the country, today more than 2.4 million small businesses are veteran-owned.
Writing the Book on Creating Social Value
Preparing Entrepreneurial Leaders
Writing the Book on Creating Social Value » When Cheryl Kiser began teaching a graduate course called Social Value Creation Matters three years ago, neither she nor her students could have predicted that their classroom discussions were laying the groundwork for a book.
Running a Business Rooted in Mission
Amplifying Social Innovation
Running a Business Rooted in Mission » What happens if an organization’s business side conflicts with its mission?
Athletes, Entrepreneurs, and the Competitive Drive
Living Entrepreneurship
Athletes, Entrepreneurs, and the Competitive Drive » Comparing an entrepreneur pitching her business idea to an Olympic athlete might feel like a stretch, but it shouldn’t. The promise of networking, the allure of funding, the dream of victory, and the satisfaction of leaving every ounce of effort out on the field can sweeten the experience, but competition can be a way of life regardless of the outlet.
A Worthless, Impossible, & Stupid Recipe for Policy Success
Preparing Entrepreneurial Leaders
A Worthless, Impossible, & Stupid Recipe for Policy Success » Can an inspirational story catalyze a business or kick-start a career?
Hanging in the Balance with Sophia Chang
Amplifying Social Innovation
Hanging in the Balance with Sophia Chang » Both personally and professionally, Sophia Chang is a master of the balancing act.