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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.
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 Is Inclusive Leadership?
What Is Inclusive Leadership? » Hear from three Babson College community members who help answer the question, "What is inclusive leadership?" and work tirelessly to educate and empower inclusive leaders worldwide.
Raising Student Voices and Carrying on a Tradition
Raising Student Voices and Carrying on a Tradition » As editor-in-chief of The Babson Free Press, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, Thy Nguyen ’21 is committed to making sure student voices are heard.
An Entrepreneur Pursues a Passion for Education
An Entrepreneur Pursues a Passion for Education » As a high school tutor, Maxine Anderson ’22 developed a passion for education. Now, as the co-founder of Arist, she’s helping create learning opportunities around the world.
‘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.
Babson, Family Foundation Partner to Build Economic Inclusion for All
Babson, Family Foundation Partner to Build Economic Inclusion for All » Angeli Tarsadia Reddy ’09 and her family foundation have partnered with a Babson-led venture to uplift underserved populations from financial fragility.
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 Chance to Change a Life
A Chance to Change a Life » Inspired by the story of her mother, Aria Mustary ’21 founded the Mai Soli Foundation, which works in Bangladesh to empower girls and end child marriage.
New Research Reveals Work-Life Balance Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face During Pandemic
New Research Reveals Work-Life Balance Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face During Pandemic » Researchers have found women entrepreneurs face declining sales, funding obstacles, and self-and home care concerns as a result of the pandemic.
The Best Entrepreneurial Leadership Traits, According to Mandy Bowman ’12 This article contains a video
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.
Inspiring Business Ideas from the Entrepreneurial Women of Babson
Inspiring Business Ideas from the Entrepreneurial Women of Babson » Are you looking to start a venture and need some inspiration? Delve into these business ideas from risk-taking, rule-breaking, status-quo-shaking women.
Faced with the Pandemic, Women in Small Business Take Action
Faced with the Pandemic, Women in Small Business Take Action » Women in small business already face obstacles when compared to their male counterparts, and those issues are only compounded by the pandemic. Still, many remain resilient.
Empowering Words for Women, By Women
Empowering Words for Women, By Women » A look back at some of the most empowering words for women, by women, at Babson.
Ready to Entrepreneur, Young Students Spend Summer with Babson
Ready to Entrepreneur, Young Students Spend Summer with Babson » The time for innovation is now. Babson has set out to galvanize budding entrepreneurs around the world through its new, virtual summer programs.
Two Babson Grads, From Two Programs, Innovating Together Against COVID-19
Two Babson Grads, From Two Programs, Innovating Together Against COVID-19 » At a top Boston-area hospital, Hiyam Nadel MBA’13 and Nour Al-Sultan ’14 led innovation in the fight to eradicate coronavirus.
Pandemic Impacts Entrepreneuring Women at Work and Home
Pandemic Impacts Entrepreneuring Women at Work and Home » New research shows that women business owners find the best support and resources from other business owners and entrepreneurs.
A Babson Moment That Spanned Generations and Locations
A Babson Moment That Spanned Generations and Locations » Despite being more than 1,000 miles apart, Olivia Deval ’23 and her grandmother were able to share a moment during Babson’s virtual Dean’s List Ceremony.
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.
Developing Her Own Opportunities
Developing Her Own Opportunities » As technology shapes the future, the world looks to women like Gia Douglass ’23 pursuing careers in STEM and diversifying the industry.
What Drives Successful Women in Business?
What Drives Successful Women in Business? » Successful women in business are collaborative and emotionally intelligent. Many learn and hone these skills through Babson Executive Education.
For Fashion Entrepreneur Ruthie Davis, Making Shoes with Disney Is ‘Like a Dream’
For Fashion Entrepreneur Ruthie Davis, Making Shoes with Disney Is ‘Like a Dream’ » In her collaborations with Disney, fashion entrepreneur Ruthie Davis brings together the company’s beloved characters with her distinct creative voice.
Babson College Women’s Soccer Coach Notches 100th Career Win
Babson College Women’s Soccer Coach Notches 100th Career Win » Women’s soccer head coach Nellie Pineault MBA’03 became the third-active woman coach at Babson College to record her 100th career win.
The Way We Make Stuff Now
The Way We Make Stuff Now » At the 7th annual Disruption Dinner at Babson College, The Grommet Co-Founders Jules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi explored the ins and outs of innovation, opportunity, risk, and partnership.
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.
Equality in Entrepreneurship? Not Yet
Equality in Entrepreneurship? Not Yet » Babson’s Candida Brush has long studied women entrepreneurs. They have made many strides, but one critical challenge remains.
One on One with NBA Assistant Coach Kara Lawson This article contains a video
One on One with NBA Assistant Coach Kara Lawson » Boston Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson took to the Babson Recreation and Athletics Complex this month to share what it’s like to be one of just a handful of female coaches in the NBA.
Empowering Young Women Entrepreneurs, Empowering Communities This article contains a video
Empowering Young Women Entrepreneurs, Empowering Communities » Ten young leaders returned home from Babson College’s Summer Study program ready to amplify their impact, all thanks to a SheaMoisture initiative that believes in empowering communities by empowering women through entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurial Wisdom from Diane von Fürstenberg
Entrepreneurial Wisdom from Diane von Fürstenberg » Diane von Fürstenberg, the first female, and the youngest person to be inducted into The Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs at age 32, joined Babson Connect: Worldwide to share her insights and wisdom.
Can the Financial Markets Make the World a Better Place?
Can the Financial Markets Make the World a Better Place? » Erika Karp’s investment firm helps clients make a social impact with their money. Babson recently honored her with the Centennial Social Innovator Award.
Babson’s Pioneering Women
Babson’s Pioneering Women » The first women who enrolled at Babson College share their remembrances as trailblazers on campus.
Fighting the Gender Investment Gap
Fighting the Gender Investment Gap » As the fight to close the gender wealth gap continues, one Babson alumna uses entrepreneurship to take matters into her own hands.
Karen Hebert-Maccaro Named CEO of Babson Executive Education
Karen Hebert-Maccaro Named CEO of Babson Executive Education » Accomplished practitioner, educator, and thought-leader Karen Hebert-Maccaro has been named the CEO of Babson Executive Education.
Babson Educators Influence Future Leaders, Scholars
Babson Educators Influence Future Leaders, Scholars » Babson’s faculty and thought leaders continue to inspire and influence through conferences, academic studies, and women’s leadership organizations.
From the World Cup to Babson: Building a Winning Culture
From the World Cup to Babson: Building a Winning Culture » What can we learn from the USWNT’s World Cup Victory? Building a championship culture starts with embedding the right values.
As a Presidency Ends, a Time to Reflect
As a Presidency Ends, a Time to Reflect » Leaving behind a wide-ranging set of accomplishments, Kerry Healey prepares to step down as Babson’s president at the end of the month.
To Scale Startups, Female Founders Think Beyond VC
To Scale Startups, Female Founders Think Beyond VC » Despite a microscope being placed on the lack of capital received by women entrepreneurs, there has been no upward movement. But, as the challenges continue, women founders are blazing new paths toward startup success.
Poets & Quants Says Babson MBAs Are Ones to Watch
Poets & Quants Says Babson MBAs Are Ones to Watch » Reveling in the excitement of Babson’s Centennial Commencement, the College is proud to announce two more new grads recognized by Poets & Quants.
How Solving 1 Problem Led to Millions in Revenue
How Solving 1 Problem Led to Millions in Revenue » Wanderu founder Polina Raygorodskaya ’08 illustrated to the growing startup community of Miami how solving a problem led to more than $100 million in revenue.
Steve Case Visits an Entrepreneurial City on the Rise
Steve Case Visits an Entrepreneurial City on the Rise » Steve Case, Babson’s 2019 undergraduate Commencement speaker, brought his pitch competition to Miami. The city has a diverse and thriving startup scene that includes Babson’s WIN Lab.
From Secretary to CEO: For Jan Singer, One Call Changed it All
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.
Fulbright and the Pursuit of Global Citizenship
Fulbright and the Pursuit of Global Citizenship » Julia Dean ’19 has been awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to improve access to entrepreneurship education in South Korea. She is the latest in a line of Babson students who have decided to take advantage of their opportunities to better the lives of others around the world.
Katherine Craven P’22 Named Chair of Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
Katherine Craven P’22 Named Chair of Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education » Katherine Craven P’22, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer at Babson, has been appointed Chair of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education by Gov. Charlie Baker.
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Marla Capozzi, Urges Students to Never Stop Learning
Chair of the Board of Trustees, Marla Capozzi, Urges Students to Never Stop Learning » Fundamentally, academia and business are two very different industries. Babson student Jess Chartier ’20 sat down with Babson Board of Trustees Chair Marla Capozzi MBA’96 to discuss the differences and similarities of leading a college and a management consulting firm at the same time.
Entrepreneurship in Her Family Dates Back to 1844. Today, Cathy Hughes Runs the Largest Black-Owned Broadcast Company in the Nation
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.
At the Close of a Century, Babson Leaders Explore What’s Next
At the Close of a Century, Babson Leaders Explore What’s Next » During the historic Centennial Presidents’ Fireside Chat, President Kerry Healey and Board of Trustees Chair Marla M. Capozzi MBA’96 caught up with President-elect Stephen Spinelli as he readies to lead Babson in its second century.
Bringing an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Diversity and Inclusion
Bringing an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Diversity and Inclusion » Katrina Fludd ’08, MS’10 is on a mission. Her charge? To disrupt the way organizations think about diversity and inclusion.
No Matter Which Side of the Relationship You’re On, Mentorship Matters
No Matter Which Side of the Relationship You’re On, Mentorship Matters » From CLTP to WIN Lab®, Diana Yuan ’15 has taken full advantage of the mentor opportunities at Babson. Here she shares her 360-degree view on the mentor-mentee relationship.
Determined to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution? Wishroute Is With You
Determined to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution? Wishroute Is With You » Just in time for your New Year's Resolutions, meet the three-time Babson graduate behind Wishroute, an accountability service that provides a human-powered path to wellness.
Launching a Career: 5 Ways Women Can Get Ahead at Work
Launching a Career: 5 Ways Women Can Get Ahead at Work » Looking to get ahead at work? Susan Duffy, executive director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College, will walk you through what you need to do to get to the next level.
FedEx Strengthens WIN Lab<sup>®</sup> Partnership to Support Emerging Women Leaders
FedEx Strengthens WIN Lab® Partnership to Support Emerging Women Leaders » FedEx Corp. has agreed to contribute an additional $500,000 to support Babson College’s Miami Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® to assist and encourage emerging women CEOs looking to create economic and social impact.
15 Inspiring Stories for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
15 Inspiring Stories for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day » Today we’re officially celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. But women entrepreneurs are celebrated every day at Babson.
Breaking Down Language Barriers with Entrada ESL
Breaking Down Language Barriers with Entrada ESL » Social entrepreneur Erin Janklow MBA’14, founder of Entrada ESL, is working with companies such as Rent the Runway, Vail Resorts, and the National Domestic Worker’s Alliance to teach English as a second language to labor workers.
How to Become a Resonant Leader
How to Become a Resonant Leader » Associate Professor Scott Taylor's research on resonant leaders explores how they develop connections with others and create a positive emotional tone within their teams and organizations.
For the Mayor of Parkland, Entrepreneurship Makes All the Difference
For the Mayor of Parkland, Entrepreneurship Makes All the Difference » If you ask Christine Hunschofsky MBA’96, mayor of Parkland, Florida, how she landed in the public sector, she’ll tell you she just kind of fell into it. But the entrepreneurial mindset she developed at Babson helped prepare her for the job.
What Exactly Does It Do? Female Entrepreneurs on the Art of the Technology Pitch
What Exactly Does It Do? Female Entrepreneurs on the Art of the Technology Pitch » Complicated technology, a landscape stacked against you, and lots of unknown territory. These female entrepreneurs are giving advice on how to pitch your tech company to wow investors.
How One Founder Transformed Her Pitch and Found Her Voice
How One Founder Transformed Her Pitch and Found Her Voice » Babson Professor Lakshmi Balachandra’s research led one entrepreneur to reevaluate how she pitches her business and adopt a bolder, more assertive approach.
Research Recap: Women at Work
Research Recap: Women at Work » Expert insight on how to help level the playing field for women at work.
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part IV
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part IV » Self-efficacy develops over time and with repeated mastery experiences, much like flexing a muscle.
Supporting Black Entrepreneurs with Official Black Wall Street
Supporting Black Entrepreneurs with Official Black Wall Street » Starting a successful new venture requires heart, resourcefulness, and capital. And it’s usually birthed from a strong need or desire to change something for the better.
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part III
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part III » Self-efficacy is depleted by feelings of anxiety, stress, and impaired concentration. These physiological signals can all be signs of stereotype threat.
The Startup World Needs More Women-Led Unicorns
The Startup World Needs More Women-Led Unicorns » “We are leaving billions of dollars on the table by not having half of the population involved in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It’s not a feminist problem. It’s a problem we all have to solve.”
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part II
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part II » Finding mentors, coaches, experts, and other champions who build self-efficacy through verbal persuasion can be vital to entrepreneurial success.
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part I
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part I » Role models provide a road map for potential future success, helping entrepreneurs develop self-efficacy.
Why I Left My Investment Banking Job to Join the Family Business
Why I Left My Investment Banking Job to Join the Family Business » For Kate Began, the draw of joining the family business was the challenge of inventing new ways to grow, creating new processes and staying ahead of the competition.
Linda Rottenberg’s Advice: Go Crazy on Your Idea
Linda Rottenberg’s Advice: Go Crazy on Your Idea » Linda Rottenberg has a message for aspiring entrepreneurs: If people aren’t calling you crazy, you aren’t dreaming big enough.
Caryl Stern’s Lessons on Life and Leadership
Caryl Stern’s Lessons on Life and Leadership » In the story of Caryl Stern’s life, there’s a theme prevalent in each and every chapter: putting children first.
From Athlete to Entrepreneur
From Athlete to Entrepreneur » Former WNBA star and collegiate standout Michelle Brooke-Marciniak leveraged the skills and mentality she developed as an athlete to guide her career as an entrepreneur.
Roshni Nadar Malhotra on Building India’s Future
Roshni Nadar Malhotra on Building India’s Future » Roshni Nadar Malhotra has spearheaded a multitude of initiatives and programs that prepare India's next generation of women leaders, and the next generation of nation builders in India’s classrooms.
Turning Leftovers into Bestovers
Turning Leftovers into Bestovers » This food entrepreneur is using pulp-based snacks to transform the way we think about—and use—food waste.
Disrupting the Status Quo
Disrupting the Status Quo » Social innovators Rosanne Haggerty and Michael Sorrell are challenging traditional models of doing business, using entrepreneurship to reshape and reimagine the communities—and the world—we live in
Honest Stories from Women Leaders
Honest Stories from Women Leaders » A spreadsheet malfunction that prompted a moment of clarity. An entrepreneur’s brush with anthropology. The challenges of being women in male-dominated industries. Hear anecdotes, advice, and life lessons from some of Boston's top female CEOs.
How Coca-Cola is Leading Women’s Empowerment in the Developing World
How Coca-Cola is Leading Women’s Empowerment in the Developing World » What does it mean to empower women? For the Coca-Cola Company, women’s empowerment takes form in 5by20, a global initiative to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across the company’s value chain by 2020.
Care.com’s Sheila Lirio Marcelo’s Advice for Entrepreneurial Women
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.
Corporate Social Responsibility from the Bottom Up
Corporate Social Responsibility from the Bottom Up » How can companies empower citizens of the world’s war-torn economies? For Shainoor Khoja, the answer includes bringing those citizens into the organization’s business model.
Helping Teen Mothers Step Out Of Poverty
Helping Teen Mothers Step Out Of Poverty » Rocked by the painful loss of her toddler, Catalina Escobar channeled her grief into action.
Changing the Status Quo in Venture Capital
Changing the Status Quo in Venture Capital » Only about 1% of all businesses in the United States ever receive venture financing, and for women, the slice of the VC pie is even smaller.
Gail Simmons on Creating a Career
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
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.
Hanging in the Balance with Sophia Chang
Hanging in the Balance with Sophia Chang » Both personally and professionally, Sophia Chang is a master of the balancing act.
Keeping It In The Family
Keeping It In The Family » My two sisters and I have always had the family business itch, but it took a few years—and a pregnancy—to come up with the right idea.
All Kinds of Minds: A Conversation with Temple Grandin
All Kinds of Minds: A Conversation with Temple Grandin » Dr. Temple Grandin wears many hats: she is a professor, author, animal behaviorist, inventor, autism advocate, and the subject of a Golden Globe Award-winning film. One role she never has considered, however, is entrepreneur.