Author: Emily Weiner

Emily Weiner

The Power of Relationships to Enhance Learning

The power of community and networks is something Cheryl and I talk and write about quite a bit. Both of us are “collectors of people and relationships” and are constantly working to connect dots for the greater good. These last few weeks, our students were able to benefit from our connections to learn directly from…

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Emily Weiner

The Young Entrepreneur’s New Business Value

I’ve had the great pleasure of being involved with Babson’s Summer Study for High School Students in some capacity for the last six years, ranging from co-teaching modules about social responsibility with Cheryl Kiser to helping design and manage the overall program. I beamed with pride as I watched members of our first high school…

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Social Innovation Has No Borders

When we first started The Lewis Institute, Cheryl and I would joke around and tell people that “we’re an institute without walls”. This was really just our way of signifying that we are boundary spanners who are open to working and partnering with anyone, anywhere. This year, more than ever, we have embodied that statement…

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Empowering Emerging Female Leaders

Each year I look forward to the day that 100 young women from Women2Women International (W2W) arrive on campus to cultivate the tools, relationships, and opportunities required to be leaders in their home communities. W2W is a program created by Empower Peace, an organization designed to bridge the cultural and communication divides between young people…

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Our Students Re-Imagining Business

In my four years here at Babson, I’ve noticed a sea change in our students and their commitment to challenging the status quo. To be sure, Babson students have always been wired differently and can be counted on to be up to something exciting. But more and more, our students are asking questions about the…

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Supporting a Vision for Everyone to See

This past weekend, I had the great pleasure and privilege of being one of five judges to determine the 2014 Gifted Citizen Prize winner at La Ciudad de las Ideas in Puebla, Mexico. As I boarded the plane, I knew I was in for a big event, but I never could have predicted the true…

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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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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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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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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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