Spring 2024

From the President: Babson’s Global Influence

President Spinelli speaks on stage at BCW

Babson’s role as a global leader in higher education manifests itself in myriad ways. From the social and economic value our alumni contribute to communities around the world to the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders on campus hailing from 92 countries, our global reach is expansive.  

We’re intentional about bringing learners with unique perspectives from around the world together. As entrepreneurial leaders, we know we’re at our best when we embrace ideas and ways of thinking that are different from our own.

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 That global embrace was on full display at Babson Connect Worldwide 2024 in vibrant Singapore. Babson Connect Worldwide, or BCW, is the premier summit for entrepreneurs around the world. It’s a vital component of Babson’s global network of entrepreneurial thought leadership gatherings. Coming together for three days with nearly 300 Babson alumni and friends from more than 45 countries around the world instilled in me a new perspective of just how far Babson’s influence extends.  

I left Singapore and BCW invigorated and excited for the future of entrepreneurship education on the global stage. Seeing the Babson community come together to recommit ourselves to lifelong learning and the ongoing pursuit of creativity and knowledge supports what I have long known: Babson produces entrepreneurial leaders who impact communities everywhere.   

Our community of learners and their commitment to changing the world make us an everywhere institution. BCW reminded us that with our global reach comes a special responsibility to ensure that learners from across the country and around the world have access to a Babson education.  

We were joined at the summit by recent Babson graduates from our Global Scholars Program, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship initiative for international students. These alumni shared experiences from their academic journeys and put into perspective the vital role that scholarships play in broadening the access of a Babson education around the world.     

Today, nearly 200 need- and merit-based scholarships at Babson remove financial barriers and open new doors for the next generation of entrepreneurs. This issue of Babson Magazine will inspire you as it tells the stories of those who have benefited from financial support along their path to changing the world.  

Scholarships have changed their worlds so that they may change ours. They inspire me, and I know they will inspire you.

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