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How Remote Networking Connected Two Babson Alumni
How Remote Networking Connected Two Babson Alumni » A simple social media request turned into a business boon for Sienzhi Kouemo ’20 and Kevin Bryant ’82, CEO and founder of Educated Change.
New U.S. GEM Report: Gen Z Appetite for Entrepreneurship Grows
New U.S. GEM Report: Gen Z Appetite for Entrepreneurship Grows » The new U.S. report from Babson College’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor illustrates the growing importance of environmental sustainability and social justice.
Irish Ties: Expanding Entrepreneurial Leadership on the Emerald Isle
Irish Ties: Expanding Entrepreneurial Leadership on the Emerald Isle » At a Dublin event attended by the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, Babson College expanded access to a new accelerator program and grows its entrepreneurial ecosystem to the Emerald Isle.
First Health Hackathon in Rwanda Highlights Babson-UGHE Collaboration
First Health Hackathon in Rwanda Highlights Babson-UGHE Collaboration » Wiljeana Glover, founding faculty director of Babson’s Kerry Murphy Healey Center for Health Innovation and Entrepreneurship, discusses the successful hackathon and the value of collaborating with the University of Global Health Equity.
Expanding Minds and Opportunities at Babson’s Summer Study for High School Students
Expanding Minds and Opportunities at Babson’s Summer Study for High School Students » Two Babson undergraduates who attended Babson’s Summer Study for High School Students say the monthlong program opened their eyes to opportunities and careers they had never considered.
Office Hours: A Career of Mentorship and Support
From Babson Magazine
Office Hours: A Career of Mentorship and Support » As division chair of Operations and Information Management and a former Posse mentor, Donna Stoddard P’21 always helps students and faculty grow.
Babson Helps Fuel Dreams of Women Sports Pioneers
Babson Helps Fuel Dreams of Women Sports Pioneers » Babson College hosts the Global Sports Mentoring Program for a women’s entrepreneurship bootcamp aimed at helping scale ventures to better serve women around the world.
Babson WIN Tulsa Draws Inspiration from Historic Roots
Babson WIN Tulsa Draws Inspiration from Historic Roots » A group of Babson staff and faculty visited the College’s new Women’s Initiative Now (WIN) Lab in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as Babson seeks to boost growth for women entrepreneurs and the local economy.
Babson’s CWEL Launches WIN Lab in Tulsa
Babson’s CWEL Launches WIN Lab in Tulsa » The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership announced its latest Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab inside the historic Greenwood Women’s Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Meet Babson’s Assistant Director of Multicultural and LGBTQ+ Programming
Meet Babson’s Assistant Director of Multicultural and LGBTQ+ Programming » Anthony Del Real, assistant director of multicultural and LGBTQ+ programming, is focused on inclusive and engaging programming at Babson.
The Lessons of Juneteenth Through Stories, Poetry, and Song
The Lessons of Juneteenth Through Stories, Poetry, and Song » Members of Babson’s community gather to commemorate the new federal holiday and share their perspectives on the event’s theme, “Where do we go from here?”
Nine on IX: Babson Student-Athletes on the Impact of Title IX
From Babson Magazine
Nine on IX: Babson Student-Athletes on the Impact of Title IX » On the 50th anniversary of Title IX, we reached out to nine Babson student-athlete alumni and coaches for their reflections on the role college athletics played in their personal and professional development.
Reflections on Juneteenth from Babson Students
Reflections on Juneteenth from Babson Students » Babson students share their thoughts on Juneteenth and how they honor the federal holiday, which Babson will commemorate at its annual ceremony on Friday, June 17.
An LGBTQ+ Leader, Shaun McMahon Takes Pride in Creating Change
An LGBTQ+ Leader, Shaun McMahon Takes Pride in Creating Change » Shaun McMahon ’90 thrived while at Babson. Now, one of Massachusetts’ prominent openly gay business owners is fostering opportunities for the LGBTQ+ community on campus and beyond.
Babson Honored with International Education Bridge Builders Award
Babson Honored with International Education Bridge Builders Award » Babson College has been honored with an international education award for educating entrepreneurial and business leaders with a global mindset.
Alena Washington ’22 and the Power of Words
Alena Washington ’22 and the Power of Words » Posse Scholar Alena Washington ’22 will have one more opportunity to motivate and inspire her classmates as the undergraduate student speaker at Commencement.
Closing the Wealth Gap Through Entrepreneurship
Closing the Wealth Gap Through Entrepreneurship » A panel of alumni experts at the Black Unity Summit share their keys to success to helping close the wealth gap for Black entrepreneurs.
Leading a Community of Women Entrepreneurs
Leading a Community of Women Entrepreneurs » As the executive director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, and founder of the Black Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership program, Shakenna Williams ’94 continues to increase access and opportunities for all women.
A Basketball Trailblazer and Champion for Women
A Basketball Trailblazer and Champion for Women » As the first woman vice president with the Boston Celtics, Mackenzie Silverio Henderson ’00 demonstrates the value of diversity in male-dominated fields.
Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matters at Babson College
Why Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Matters at Babson College » Babson College culminates its celebration of Black History Month with a community forum on the advancement of its diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy.
On MLK Legacy Day, a Call to Action
On MLK Legacy Day, a Call to Action » Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award winners reflect on James Blake’s keynote address at Babson’s MLK Legacy Day event.
Taking Steps Toward Justice and Dignity
Taking Steps Toward Justice and Dignity » A believer in the power of people to make change, Jane C. Edmonds of Babson has spent a wide-ranging career fighting for civil rights.
Miami: Portrait of an Entrepreneurial City
Miami: Portrait of an Entrepreneurial City » From its pro-business policies to its rich cultural diversity, Miami is a vibrant, supportive city to launch and grow a venture, say Babson alumni.
First-Year Babson Student Isn’t Waiting to Make a Difference
First-Year Babson Student Isn’t Waiting to Make a Difference » With a focus on social entrepreneurship and motivating people in his community, Thomas Thermidor ’25 already is shaping his long-term legacy.
Kristi Girdharry: Exploring Race Through Writing
Kristi Girdharry: Exploring Race Through Writing » Babson’s Writing Center Director Kristi Girdharry is working to change public discourse on race, starting with the stories we tell.
When Athletes Speak Up to Make a Difference
When Athletes Speak Up to Make a Difference » Former professional tennis player James Blake will be the keynote speaker at Babson’s MLK Legacy Day event, part of the College’s Black History Month celebration.
Charles Winrich Named Faculty Mentor for Babson Posse 19
Charles Winrich Named Faculty Mentor for Babson Posse 19 » Charles Winrich, senior lecturer in the Mathematics & Science Division, will serve as the faculty mentor for Babson Posse 19, the incoming cohort of the Posse Scholarship.
How We Can Carry on MLK’s Legacy
How We Can Carry on MLK’s Legacy » On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Babson College community leaders reflect on his legacy and the actions we can take to advance social justice.
The Gift of Scholarship
The Gift of Scholarship » Investing in Babson students through scholarships provides enormous opportunities, impacting not only the recipients’ lives but also the College community as a whole.
‘Magical’ Mission: Runner Stephanie Mishler Makes a Difference for Others
From Babson Magazine
‘Magical’ Mission: Runner Stephanie Mishler Makes a Difference for Others » Stephanie Mishler '22, who runs cross country and track & field, also runs her own nonprofit to brighten the lives of girls with disabilities.
What Is the Most Effective Way to Make a Difference?
What Is the Most Effective Way to Make a Difference? » After a stint in the nonprofit sector, Babson alumna Evadne Cokeh MBA’17 came to the corporate world of ButcherBox, intent on making a social and environmental impact.
Teaching Entrepreneurship to Neurodiverse Students Who Learn Differently
Teaching Entrepreneurship to Neurodiverse Students Who Learn Differently » Citing research that shows entrepreneurship can be taught to students who learn differently, Professor Andrew Corbett recently visited Landmark College in Vermont to address undergraduates with neurodevelopmental conditions.
Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for All Babson Faculty
Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for All Babson Faculty » A champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion since joining the College in 2015, Associate Professor Jerome Taillard recently helped launch the Inclusive Teaching Training Program for all Babson College faculty.
Remembering Babson’s Ninth President
Remembering Babson’s Ninth President » As Babson’s president from 1989 to 1997, William Francis Glavin H’99 championed diversity and a global mindset—and helped the College build upon its legacy of entrepreneurship.
Gerald Watson ’76 and the Babson Black Alumni Alliance
Gerald Watson ’76 and the Babson Black Alumni Alliance » The founding chair of the Babson Black Alumni Alliance discusses how the new organization will serve Babson’s Black alumni and reflects on the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
New U.S. GEM Report Offers First Look at Pandemic’s Impact on Entrepreneurship
New U.S. GEM Report Offers First Look at Pandemic’s Impact on Entrepreneurship » New research from Babson College’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor shows that more than one-half of entrepreneurs reported new business opportunities spurred by COVID-19.
Building a More Diverse Pipeline, from the MBA to the Boardroom and Beyond
Building a More Diverse Pipeline, from the MBA to the Boardroom and Beyond » Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) is a career development organization that seeks to equip minorities with the skills to be successful in business school and beyond.
New Olympic Sports Offer Golden Opportunity for Greater Diversity
New Olympic Sports Offer Golden Opportunity for Greater Diversity » The 2021 Olympic Games brought the addition of four new sports, offering an opportunity for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Babson’s New Board Chair and the Power of Creating Opportunities
Babson’s New Board Chair and the Power of Creating Opportunities » Jeffery Perry ’87, P’23 brings a wealth of experiences and a unique perspective as an alumnus and parent of a student to his new role as chair of the Babson Board of Trustees.
Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, and How We Can Close the Revenue Gap
Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, and How We Can Close the Revenue Gap » Black Women's Equal Pay Day brings awareness to a socioeconomic impediment that requires the expertise of entrepreneurial leaders.
Patrick Hale: Amplifying All Students’ Voices
From Babson Magazine
Patrick Hale: Amplifying All Students’ Voices » The director of Babson’s Multicultural and Identity Programs reflects on supporting students during trying times and the intersection of entrepreneurial leadership and DE&I.
Associate Professor Lakshmi Balachandra Works to Close Gender VC Gap at Federal Level
Associate Professor Lakshmi Balachandra Works to Close Gender VC Gap at Federal Level » As the inaugural innovation fellow at the National Science Foundation, Associate Professor Lakshmi Balachandra is striving to help close the capital investment gender gap through federal policy.
Being Out in Business School
Being Out in Business School » To be open about one’s true self isn’t always easy, particularly in the business world. Working with organizations such as ROMBA and the Out Network, alumni describe how Babson’s supportive LGBTQ+ community seeks to change that.
Taking His Expertise in Environmental Justice to the White House
Taking His Expertise in Environmental Justice to the White House » Recently appointed to a White House Environmental Justice Council, Kyle Whyte ’01 has brought his unique perspectives to the federal level.
An Activist, Entrepreneurial Leader, and Even a Poet: Meet Demarre Johnson ’24
An Activist, Entrepreneurial Leader, and Even a Poet: Meet Demarre Johnson ’24 » As student speaker at the College’s Juneteenth celebration, Demarre Johnson ’24 demonstrated his passion for leadership and public speaking to spark change.
5 Questions on Redesigning the Babson Pride Logo
5 Questions on Redesigning the Babson Pride Logo » Ryan Findling ’23, who helped lead the rebranding of Babson Pride, discusses what the logo represents and how the group promotes inclusivity and supports students.
The Tulsa Race Massacre, Juneteenth, Stonewall: Rethinking and Restoring History
The Tulsa Race Massacre, Juneteenth, Stonewall: Rethinking and Restoring History » To rethink historical events that have long been overlooked, we must start with restoration, say three Babson faculty experts.
How Babson Helped Duruo Murray ’21 Develop His Authentic Self
How Babson Helped Duruo Murray ’21 Develop His Authentic Self » At Babson College, Duruo Murray ’21 was able to become his authentic self, an experience he says he “could not have gotten anywhere else.”
How Can We Teach Coding to Kids from Underserved Communities?
How Can We Teach Coding to Kids from Underserved Communities? » Embracing entrepreneurial thinking in teaching STEM subjects could help solve the tech industry’s diversity and inclusion problem, says Google’s Calvin Pinney.
What It Means to Be a Black Entrepreneurial Leader
What It Means to Be a Black Entrepreneurial Leader » At Babson College’s Black Unity Summit, three entrepreneurial leaders share challenges they’ve overcome and advice for future innovators.
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Brings Greater Awareness Amid Troubling Trend
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Brings Greater Awareness Amid Troubling Trend » This Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, we're reminded of the importance of facts and speaking up amid heightened discrimination.
Pitch-Perfect Research Illustrates Rampant Racism in Soccer
Pitch-Perfect Research Illustrates Rampant Racism in Soccer » In European soccer's fight against racism, Cem Kullukcu ’21 sought to raise awareness through data, and was honored for his research.
In Their Words: Memorable Moments from Babson Connect: Worldwide
In Their Words: Memorable Moments from Babson Connect: Worldwide » We look back on Babson Connect: Worldwide 2021 and highlight the insights from entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders of all kinds.
In #StopAsianHate Demonstration, Babson Students Take Action on Escalating Issue This article contains a photo gallery
In #StopAsianHate Demonstration, Babson Students Take Action on Escalating Issue » On April 11, Babson students and community members marched in a demonstration in support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Americans.
In Teach for America, Charlie Sedlock ’21 Will Help Build Equity in Education
In Teach for America, Charlie Sedlock ’21 Will Help Build Equity in Education » Charlie Sedlock ’21 has been appointed to Teach for America and will educate underprivileged students starting this fall.
CEO of Babson’s Blank School Exemplifies Why Vision Is Important in Leadership
CEO of Babson’s Blank School Exemplifies Why Vision Is Important in Leadership » In a career spent solving problems as an entrepreneurial leader, Donna Levin, the CEO of Babson’s Blank School, knows the real impact comes by empowering others.
Convening Conversations About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Convening Conversations About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion » A group of eight Babson College faculty and staff members participated in a training session focused on designing and facilitating dialogues across divides.
Food Product Caricatures, Rebranding, and the Lessons We Can Learn
Food Product Caricatures, Rebranding, and the Lessons We Can Learn » The rebrands of food products that have long featured Black caricature present an opportunity to address blind spots in our own lives.
People of Babson: Shakenna Williams ’94
People of Babson: Shakenna Williams ’94 » As director of global initiatives at the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, the Babson alumna is at the forefront of creating opportunities for women entrepreneurs, especially Black women.
Soprano Shares Her Voice and Perspectives with Babson Community
Soprano Shares Her Voice and Perspectives with Babson Community » Moderating a discussion with opera singer Karen Slack, Curtis Johnson ’23 helps highlight diverse voices and new perspectives on the connections between entrepreneurship and the arts.
Amanda Strong ’87 Drives Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Babson
Amanda Strong ’87 Drives Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Babson » MLK Leadership Alumni Award winner Amanda Strong ‘87 has helped Babson transform its Board of Trustees to include more diverse perspectives.
The Enduring Impact of MLK Leadership Award Winners
The Enduring Impact of MLK Leadership Award Winners » Alumni winners of Babson’s Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Award continue to honor his legacy and share their thoughts on fulfilling his vision.
Drawn by Diversity, She’s Focused on Solving Human Trafficking
Drawn by Diversity, She’s Focused on Solving Human Trafficking » First-generation college student Tiffany Ramsarran ’24 uses diversity background, and Babson resources, to tackle global human trafficking issue.
New Program Accelerates Black Women Entrepreneurial Leaders
New Program Accelerates Black Women Entrepreneurial Leaders » Babson’s Black Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program fills the need of coaching and mentorship among Black women entrepreneurs.
Taking Action on Diversity and Inclusion
Taking Action on Diversity and Inclusion » As U.S. chair and senior partner at PwC and co-founder of CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, Tim Ryan ’88 uses his entrepreneurial skills to raise awareness and effect change.
Planting the Seeds for Financial Empowerment
Planting the Seeds for Financial Empowerment » Through her nonprofit, Seeds of Fortune, Nitiya Walker ’14 seeks to empower young women of color through financial knowledge.
What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Means to Babson Students
What Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Means to Babson Students » In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Babson students reflect on his amazing life and how they honor his legacy in their lives.
People of Babson: Saadia Ahmad
People of Babson: Saadia Ahmad » As Babson’s coordinator of conflict resolution and an MBA candidate, Saadia Ahmad constantly seeks to facilitate reconciliation among students, staff, and even businesses and other entities.
People of Babson: Larinda Cole
From Babson Magazine
People of Babson: Larinda Cole » The associate director in Babson’s Undergraduate Center for Career Development discusses students’ career readiness, racial justice, and, of course, her love for fashion.
People of Babson: Lawrence P. Ward
People of Babson: Lawrence P. Ward » The Vice President for Learner Success and Dean of Campus Life reflects on the trying times caused by the pandemic and social injustice, as well as a pair of recent honors recognizing his successes.
‘Out of Your Comfort Zone’: How International Education Spurs Critical Thinking
‘Out of Your Comfort Zone’: How International Education Spurs Critical Thinking » Understanding other cultures and other communities is key to addressing social injustice around the world and even in our own backyards.
‘Feeling of Pride’: Student-Led Social Injustice Demonstration This article contains a video
‘Feeling of Pride’: Student-Led Social Injustice Demonstration » On October 16, students, faculty, staff, and College leaders came together in a peaceful march against social injustice on Babson's Wellesley campus.
Working at Facebook in 2020
Working at Facebook in 2020 » Christopher Maddox ’17 dreams of pursuing entrepreneurship, professorship, and public office. Right now? He’s working, and learning, inside Facebook in a year of social unrest.
‘Quantum Leap’: Nobel-Winning Scientists Advance Women’s Leadership
‘Quantum Leap’: Nobel-Winning Scientists Advance Women’s Leadership » Two women scientists won the Nobel Prize collectively for the first time Oct. 7, inspiring women for years to come, says Smaiyra Million and Susan Duffy.
On a Mission to Become ‘The Greatest Entrepreneur of this Generation’
On a Mission to Become ‘The Greatest Entrepreneur of this Generation’ » WeThrive founder Daquan Oliver ’14 has worked to empower disenfranchised youth entrepreneurs, help countless ventures scale, and eliminate oppression.
Longtime Babson Professor: Ginsburg Paved the Way for Women in Law
Longtime Babson Professor: Ginsburg Paved the Way for Women in Law » Senior Lecturer Cheryl Kirschner says Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lifelong pursuit of equality positively impacted the futures of women and men, young and old.
A Generation Forced to Problem Solve May Be Our Best Bet Yet
A Generation Forced to Problem Solve May Be Our Best Bet Yet » Arleny Suarez ’24 and Zarvon Rejaee ’24 have moved onto Babson’s campus for the first time—with huge aspirations, and outlooks unlike any other.
The Best Entrepreneurial Leadership Traits, According to Mandy Bowman ’12
The Best Entrepreneurial Leadership Traits, According to Mandy Bowman ’12 » Official Black Wall Street founder Mandy Bowman ’12 shared her best entrepreneurial leadership traits as part of Babson’s Summer Catalyst Showcase.
GEM Data: Black Entrepreneurship Represents Highest Rate in U.S.
GEM Data: Black Entrepreneurship Represents Highest Rate in U.S. » The rate of Black entrepreneurship across the United States has intensified since 2014, and it’s because of innovators like Mandy Bowman ’12.
The Power of One This article contains a video
The Power of One » There is power in one voice. That’s the message in a video from the Babson College Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Committee.
Reflecting on a Landmark Decision During Pride Month
Reflecting on a Landmark Decision During Pride Month » For Babson’s LGBTQ community, a landmark Supreme Court ruling was a victory that was a long time coming, and it was made extra sweet for having happened during Pride Month.
Hitting the Streets for Black Lives Matter
Hitting the Streets for Black Lives Matter » In the classroom, Professor Fred Opie talks about the organization needed to sustain social movements. Marching for Black Lives Matter, a former student saw that need firsthand.
Babson Celebrates Juneteenth During Historic Black Lives Matter Movement This article contains a video
Babson Celebrates Juneteenth During Historic Black Lives Matter Movement » The Babson community came together to celebrate the commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S. and to unite in action toward a more inclusive society.
From the Ground Up: New Faculty Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
From the Ground Up: New Faculty Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion » A new faculty committee will take a hard look at training, teaching, and interacting at Babson with a goal of integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do.
Babson to Host Community-Wide Juneteenth Ceremony
Babson to Host Community-Wide Juneteenth Ceremony » Babson College will host a virtual Juneteenth celebration to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. and to continue to plan a path forward together.
Babson Students for Black Lives Matter
Babson Students for Black Lives Matter » Babson students have come together, in true entrepreneurial spirit, to think, lead, and act as one, to stand for justice, and to rally support for the Black community.
At Babson, Students Find Belonging and Community
At Babson, Students Find Belonging and Community » At the Students of Color and Black Student sendoffs, members of the Class of 2020 recounted how they found a home in the Babson College community.
LGBTQ Community and Allies Celebrated at Babson’s Lavender Graduation
LGBTQ Community and Allies Celebrated at Babson’s Lavender Graduation » The Babson community gathered virtually for Lavender Graduation, a tradition honoring LGBTQ+ and ally students and recognizing their achievements and contributions to the College.
We Need More Women in Finance
We Need More Women in Finance » Diverse work environments lead to greater collaboration, and are why we need more women in finance to achieve better business outcomes.
Building a BASE of Future Entrepreneurs
Building a BASE of Future Entrepreneurs » A two-year grant and partnership between Babson College and a Boston nonprofit will spur entrepreneurship education opportunities for urban youth.
At MLK Jr. Legacy Day, a Call to Guide Others
At MLK Jr. Legacy Day, a Call to Guide Others » At Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Day, Steve Pemberton encouraged students to change the world and guide others in a continuous pursuit of a better society.
An Entrepreneur’s Political Pitch
An Entrepreneur’s Political Pitch » Babson College student Vivian Nguyen ’22 aspires to give a voice to underrepresented groups of her community. That’s why at age 19, she decided to run for Everett City Council.
One Student’s World of Opportunity
One Student’s World of Opportunity » 2017 Diversity Leadership Award winner Dario Guerrero ’21 shares the life-changing opportunities that have taken him from Lawrence, Mass., to Berlin.
Check Your Blind Spots
Check Your Blind Spots » The Babson community welcomed CEO Action to campus via its “Check Your Blind Spots” mobile tour to change perspectives on diversity and inclusion, and commit to recognizing and changing unconscious biases.