Creating Social Value

Emily Weiner

InnerCity Weightlifting Summer Workout Series

This summer, InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW) is bringing their training out of the gym and onto the Greenway with a series of 10 free summer workout sessions. The Lewis Institute, Graduate Admissions, and the Graduate Center for Career Development have partnered to sponsor the next session coming up on Wednesday July 23rd at noon. And, we’ll…

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Emily Weiner

On Our Way to CGI U

This Friday, I have the great privilege of accompanying 12 Babson students to the 7th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting. (You can read all about the Babson team here.) I get to see the amazing ideas, passion, and accomplishments of Babson students all the time. But I’m reminded exactly how special this place is…

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Emily Weiner

Compassion and Kinship at Homeboy Industries

I’m so grateful to my colleague, Rachel Greenberger, for sharing this incredible TED talk with our team. We’ve profiled Babson alumni business Innercity Weightlifting and their significant work helping former gang members, ex-cons, and at risk youth on this blog in the past. This work is deeply personal for me, as I’ve done some work…

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Emily Weiner

Good Business Friday Tomorrow with Phil Mirvis

Tomorrow is the first Good Business Friday of the semester! Students have returned from winter break, there’s a great buzz on campus and I’m thrilled that Cheryl’s back to be part of these conversations. What better way to kick off the series than to have Phil Mirvis, Babson Senior Fellow in Social Innovation be part…

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Emily Weiner

This Friday: Is a Good Business a Successful Business?

Though it feels like we were getting ready for From Day One just yesterday, this Friday we’re hosting the last Good Business Friday of 2013. This is always an exciting time with FME businesses starting to take shape and students all over campus working on their ventures. So it seems only fitting that we would…

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Emily Weiner

From Day One: Make a Difference

This is such an exciting time to be on campus, and reinforces why I love my job. Full time MBA orientation started earlier this week, and first year undergraduates arrive today. Consistently, I’ve been meeting students who tell me about their passions, interests, and desire to make lasting positive change. At Babson, we work to…

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Emily Weiner

Not Your Average Summer School

My first class with the 2013 Babson Entrepreneurial Development Experience kicks off tomorrow. I just returned from meeting this year’s class of 71 students and am so excited for the session to come. Rising High School Juniors and Seniors from (at last count) 28 countries and 10 states converge on Babson’s campus for a crash…

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Emily Weiner

Cultivating Tribes

We’re in the middle of developing our newest Babson Board Fellows cohort and I’m starting to notice a trend as I meet with MBAs who are interested in joining the program. Whether in one-on-one interviews or group information sessions, when I ask what they’re hoping to get out of this program, most answer the same…

Creating Social Value

Emily Weiner

Real Social Innovation Comes From Within

Perspectives from Middlebury student Toby Israel “Real change must come from within.” “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” I worry sometimes that these classic words, so oft parroted by idealists and meditation groups, are beginning to lose their meaning.  Introspection is for the weak, why waste our time on first-world problems…