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Silicon Savannah

By Marcos de Matos M’17. “The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.” Saint Augustine I arrived at Babson in mid-May 2016, ready for the One-Year MBA. In 3 months, I managed to navigate 15 courses along with my new 37-member family of fellow one-years. I had no…

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Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track

The Graduate School has launched a new Business and Social Innovation Intensity Track for MBAs focused on developing the mindset, skills, and competencies needed to create economic and social value simultaneously. The role of business in society has significantly shifted, and business leaders are increasingly challenged with the complexities of “doing well” (economic value), while…

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Catalyzing Impact: Playing with the Heavy Hitters

By Nathan J. Burke, MBA Candidate A’17. Since 2010, The Lewis Institute has run the Babson Board Fellows program which places MBAs and alumni as non-voting members on nonprofit boards throughout Greater Boston. Living into Babson’s mission to create economic and social value simultaneously, not sequentially, the program strives to create value and impact by…

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Becoming Comfortable with Ambiguity

By Lauren Mariano ‘19. When I first began interning at The Lewis Institute, Emily Weiner, The Associate Director of The Lewis Institute and Babson Social Innovation Lab, said that part of the working culture is “being comfortable with ambiguity.” Upon hearing that, I was nervously excited. Before coming to Babson as a GAP student in…

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Addressing Poverty Through Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship

By Rebecca Rosemé Obounou, Assistant Director, Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. I am first generation Haitian-American, born right here in the city of Cambridge. Reverse of how most Haitian-Americans experience Haiti, my parents returned to the country with our family (urban city kids) during my adolescence. We settled in Northern Haiti in…

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AIM2Flourish Sharing Stories of Positive Action

By Claire Sommer, Communications Director for AIM2Flourish, a movement to change business education for the better by helping students discover, report on, and be inspired by world-benefiting business solutions. Last September, the entire world voted on the 17 biggest challenges facing humanity and pledged to solve them by 2030. These are the United Nations’ Sustainable…

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The Launch of The Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative

By Sasha Effron, Babson Graduate Student and member of The Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative. Why fashion? Professor Caroline Daniels described a crucial moment when she realized that over 25% of her students were interested in pursuing careers in fashion—either in their own start-up ventures or at major brands and corporations. She recognized enormous potential to engage…

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