Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Women’s Leadership

Yerim Kim

Rebranding and Telling Your Story

On March 10, Brianna Stiklickas’15, founder and CEO of Meet Eugene, joined the Butler Venture Accelerator program for a peer to peer session on her story of rebranding the company and different wants to tell your story effectively. Meet Eugene is an exotic pet food company that currently focuses on pet foods for hedgehog. Stiklickas said that…

Marjorie Feld

Yik Yak on Campus

Last week, over one hundred members of our campus community came together to talk about racism and sexism on our campus and beyond. These virtual and in-person meetings were prompted by a series of hateful messages on Yik Yak, an application that allows anonymous postings within a five mile radius. These violent anti-Black and misogynist…

Connect – Engage and Learn

The following post is from Octavia Costea M’15, founder of Spreads&Beyond, a spring 2015 hatchery business. As entrepreneurs, we increasingly want to break thru the noise and make a path where we are noticed. We are seeking to stand out from the crowd and create connections. We do that over and over again by networking, and…

Heatherjean MacNeil

WIN Lab Update

Phase II of WIN Lab kicked off at the end of January with a two-day intensive business boot camp, Mastering Sales and Operations, hosted Executive in Residence Pat Henriques. The boot camp pushed the WINners to build their launch plans and included in-depth workshops focused on building a competitive operational strategy and supply chain; mapping…

Susan Duffy

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2014: Three Actions to Take

Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Day celebrates the successes of women entrepreneurs worldwide. It’s a day of appreciation, and more importantly, a day for action. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is positioned right where it belongs: in the middle of the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators on the planet: Global Entrepreneurship Week. Today we raise…

Yerim Kim

Past Rocket Pitch Participants: Where Are They Now? (Series: Part I)

Octavia Costea M’15, founder of Spreads and Beyond, recently shared with me her experience with Rocket Pitch. Spreads and Beyond is a producer of delicious, 100% pure fruit spreads without any artificial pectin or added sugar. Octavia uses a unique old Romanian family recipe to make this possible. Costea  is currently part of the WIN Lab, participated…

Linda Woods Curtin

CWEL’s Fall Event Lineup: Bridging the Gender Gap

There’s been a lot of discussion and debate lately about the lack of women in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Boston and beyond. At Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, we’re addressing the gender imbalance by creating innovative education programs and events to empower women to reach their full potential. We’re pleased to announce a robust…

Barbara DeLoureiro

Connections through Technology: The Givve Collection

I am one of the faculty members who teaches Global Connections through Technology, a core IT class for every MBA student at Babson College. As part of the course, student teams are connected with startups, non-profits, or small businesses to take on a seven-week consulting project. The result of the student project is the creation…

Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Michelene Wilkerson

A sophomore from Staten Island, NY, Michelene Wilkerson is an inspiring entrepreneur who is passionate about motivating others, social justice and exploring new ideas. In addition to starting her business 36HUGHES, Michelene has been a contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine and a Youth Poet Ambassador for Staten Island (2010-2011). She was also a member of the…

Marissa Goldstein

Profile of a WINner: Joanne Louis

With the 2013-2014 academic year just about over, I wanted to be sure to highlight a few more WINners: women who were part of the first cohort of the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab, a year-long residency program for students at Babson College that accelerates their entrepreneurial path from ideation to launch. A senior and…