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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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When Plan B Becomes Plan A

By Amabel Escardo, Babson Graduate Student. I have lived in Lima, Peru most of my life and my husband and I expect to eventually move back there. Our friends and families live in Lima and Peruvian food is simply the best, trust me. My background is in e-commerce. I’ve worked in this role in hospitality,…

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Pathways to The Lewis Institute

One of the most common questions we get here at The Lewis Institute is, “How can we connect with you?” As a team of people who thrive on fostering strong, lasting connections and see the world as relational rather than transactional, nothing could make us happier. We know that the most powerful thing any social…

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When the World is Your Classroom

By Janai Mungalsingh ’08, Manager of Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs at Babson College. I’ve dedicated the last 15 years of my career to youth out-of-school-time programs. I describe my job as creating those “ah-ha” moments for young folks. While I have always understood and recognized the importance of classroom teachers in the learning process, I…

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A Doctor, An Engineer, and An Entrepreneur Walk Into A Surgical Suite…

By Wiljeana Jackson Glover, Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations and Information Management at Babson College and Co-Faculty Director of the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. “Most intellectual training focuses on analytical skills. Whether in literary criticism or scientific investigation, the academic mind is best at taking things apart. The complementary arts of…

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