Candida Brush Earns Inaugural Babson Collaborative Legacy Award

Candida Brush P’14, the F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, received the inaugural Babson Collaborative Legacy Award, in recognition of impactful research, teaching excellence, and distinguished service to the field of entrepreneurship education.

Candida Brush holds the award as Heidi Neck looks on
Candida Brush P’14 (right) receives the inaugural Babson Collaborative Legacy Award from Heidi Neck, academic director of Babson Academy. (Photo: Diego Rojas Reyes )

Brush was surprised with the presentation of the award at the 2023 Babson Collaborative Global Summit in March at the Universidad del Desarrollo in Santiago, Chile. Following a fireside chat, Brush was given the award by Heidi Neck, the Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College and academic director of the Babson Academy for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurial Learning.

“The Legacy Award is based on the impact that you have made, and continue to make, on the field of entrepreneurship and the work you have done that contributes to the exponential growth of entrepreneurship education around the world,” Neck said.

Brush has published 97 refereed articles, 16 books, and 90 book chapters. Her work has been cited 32,000 times, and she has served on 27 doctoral student committees. She is a pioneer of women’s entrepreneurship research and a co-founder of the Diana Project™, a research collaboration of more than 600 researchers, which investigates growth-oriented women entrepreneurs around the world.

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