Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Savitha Sridharan

I recently had the opportunity to speak with one of The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participant, Savitha Sridharan, MBA Candidate Class of 2014, to discuss her business, Aurora. An engineer by training and an ultra-marathon runner, Savitha is dedicated to creating awareness and solutions to help communities in her native country of India as…

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Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Daniela Afonso

I recently sat down with one of The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participants, Daniela Afonso, MBA Candidate Class of 2014. Daniela, a native of Brazil, is a marketing professional with more than 10 years of experience developing local and national marketing campaigns. She started two successful businesses prior to pursuing her MBA at Babson.…

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Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Maria Becerra

I recently sat down with one of The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participants, Maria Becerra, MBA Candidate Class of 2014, to discuss her business, Trinity Activewear. Maria hails from Colombia and is an avid swimmer, biker and runner as well as a “fashionista”. In addition to recently winning the WIN Lab’s “Most Traction to…

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Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Brittany Lo

I recently sat down with one of the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participants, Brittany Lo ‘14 to discuss her business, B.Lo Bar. An accomplished and ambitious senior at Babson College, Brittany is currently competing in EDENS Retail Challenge, where the best up-and-coming entrepreneurs pitch their retail concepts to compete for prize money. Tell me…

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Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Emily Lagasse

I recently sat down with one of The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab’s participants, Emily Lagasse M’15 to discuss her business, FedWell pet foods. Emily was recently named the winner of the 2013 Female Entrepreneurship Challenge at the Annual Women’s Business Conference. Tell me about your business idea. FedWell brings home-cooked, preservative-free dog food to…

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Marissa Goldstein

How to “Own a Room”

On September 24, the Babson community had the unbelievable opportunity to meet and hear from Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership’s (CWEL) newest entrepreneur in residence–music and fashion powerhouse Sophia Chang. Sophia spent two days with the Babson community, including an interactive networking session where she shared her art of how to “own a room”…

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Emily Besen

Closing the Gender Gap

Guest post provided by Candida Brush, Franklin W. Olin Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College For the first time since 2008, we have evidence that entrepreneurship is on the rise in the U.S. Results of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor study carried out during the summer of 2011, shows that 12.3% of working adults (18-64) in…

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Marjorie Feld

Fox Biz: Working Women = Destruction of America

“Better start swimming or you’ll sink like a stone” — Bob Dylan, The Times They are A-Changin’ The divisive, ferociously partisan, explosive rhetoric of Lou Dobbs, Juan Williams, and Erick Erickson indeed contributes to the dissolution of society they link to the rise of women wage-earners and breadwinners. Make no mistake: these men effectively disparage…

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Haya Alzaid

Babson Women Leaders Arrive in Rwanda

Five women from Babson’s Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) arrived last Saturday, May 25th for a stimulating three weeks in Rwanda. During their time in Rwanda they will mostly be staying in Save, which is located in the Southern Province of Rwanda about a 15 minute drive from the city of Butare, one of the major…

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