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Learning the Art of a Stock Pitch » As part of the Babson College Fund, students commit two semesters to develop their investment research skills while managing a portion of the College’s endowment. While presenting a stock pitch in class is common, pitching to legendary investor Peter Lynch is a rare opportunity.
From Secretary to CEO: For Jan Singer, One Call Changed it All » At an on-campus event with Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), former Victoria’s Secret and Spanx CEO Jan Singer zeroed in on our underestimated and undervalued ability to choose, to take control, and to change our perspectives about what it means to go to work.
Entrepreneurship in Her Family Dates Back to 1844. Today, Cathy Hughes Runs the Largest Black-Owned Broadcast Company in the Nation » At the 21st annual Black Affinity Network Conference, the Babson community awarded Cathy Hughes with a Pioneer Award for her unique contributions in changing the entertainment industry.
Internet Pioneer Steve Case to Deliver Undergraduate Centennial Commencement Address » One of America’s best-known entrepreneurs, Steve Case with his D.C.-based investment firm Revolution, is helping to build new businesses with up-and-coming visionaries. On Saturday, May 18, he will address Babson’s Centennial Class of 2019 as its undergraduate Commencement speaker.
Global Business Leader Akio Toyoda MBA’82 to Deliver Graduate Centennial Commencement Address » Global business leader and Babson alumnus Akio Toyoda MBA’82, president of Toyota Motor Corporation, will address Babson’s graduate Class of 2019 as their Centennial Commencement speaker on Saturday, May 18.
Advice from Married Entrepreneurs Sara Blakely and Jesse Itzler » Sara Blakely and Jesse Itzler are an entrepreneurial power-couple. She founded Spanx and is a self-made billionaire, he has sold multiple businesses, authored best selling books, and is a former rapper. Together they have four children and say marrying one another has been the best decision they ever made.
Fighting Global Iron Deficiency, One Lucky Iron Fish at a Time » Sets of three are lucky in Cambodia. But when Dr. Gavin Armstrong incorporated his company Lucky Iron Fish on 12/12/12, he wasn’t thinking much about luck. Rather, he was launching an innovative solution to one of Cambodia's biggest problems; iron deficiency.
Care.com’s Sheila Lirio Marcelo’s Advice for Entrepreneurial Women » In the early 2000s, the Yellow Pages just weren’t cutting it. At least not for Sheila Lirio Marcelo, who was struggling to find care for her newborn child and her ailing father. Her struggle to find suitable care inspired her to develop a better solution for families everywhere.
TripAdvisor’s Stephen Kaufer on Shifting from Founder to CEO » Stephen Kaufer has been with TripAdvisor throughout its 16-year journey from B2B vertical search engine to becoming the world’s largest travel site. Along the way, he has steered the company through pivots, sales, acquisitions and an IPO, to become an industry-leader in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving market.
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.