Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Women’s Leadership

Linda Woods Curtin

Diana Conference 2017 Recap

On October 1 to 3, Babson co-sponsored the 10th Diana International Conference hosted by the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City. This year the theme was Women Entrepreneurs and High Growth Businesses. The conference was opened by Wendy Guillies, President and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation. The Foundation generously supported the conference by waiving the registration…

Carolina Pina

Tikkun Olam: Responsibility to Repair the World

I had not heard the phrase Tikkun Olam until a week ago when I found myself in Tel Aviv, Israel surrounded by 50 incredibly talented and influential leaders of Latin American descent participating in the REALITY Adelante journey put on by the Schusterman Foundation. Every year the Schusterman Foundation hosts REALITY journeys with different themes.…

Ziyan Liu

2017 SVP Startup Profile: CliqBit

Founders: Hannah Wei, Wellesley College ’18: Co-founder Olivia Joslin, Wellesley College ’19: Co-founder What is CliqBit? CliqBit connects companies with Generation Z for consumer research. Gen Z (ages 13-21) can come onto CliqBit and make quick money by assisting corporate researchers in answering their questions. On the other hand, corporate researchers can finally get the…

Carolina Pina

Unlocking Doors for Female CEOs in Miami

Venture capital firms are “bright, clannish and almost exclusively male,” according to a recent Economist article. For many start-ups, access to VC connections and funding determines success or failure. And when only 6% of VC partners are women, female-led businesses are left at a disadvantage. That’s why the Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab®…

Ashley Lucas

WIN Lab Partners with Zendesk

Zendesk, a proven cloud-based help desk software provider, has announced a partnership with Babson College’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® – an eight-month-long residency program designed specifically for high-growth women entrepreneurs to accelerate their entrepreneurial paths. Zendesk is a customer service platform crafted for companies that want to create customer relationships that are more meaningful,…

Heatherjean MacNeil

WIN Lab Welcomes New Director

It is with great pleasure that Babson introduces WIN Lab Miami’s new Director, Carolina Pina. Carolina brings great managerial talent and passion for women’s entrepreneurship to the role. Prior to joining WIN Lab she was Director of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Miami Campus. In 2015 she founded Ignitus, a consulting practice that helps…

Babson Hatchery

The Start-Up Checklist

The following checklist is from Courtney Wilson MBA’17, founder of DropZone for Veterans, a fall 2016 hatchery business. Below is The Start-Up Checklist that I created: standardizing routine operations maximizes efficiency. Getting Started Register Website Domain Install Google Analytics on Website Register Company E-Mail Address Install Boomerang Install Rapportive Install Calendly Create MailChimp Account Register…

Heatherjean MacNeil

Announcing Babson WIN Lab’s 2016/2017 Sponsors!

We are pleased to announce the Babson WIN Lab sponsors for the 2016 – 2017 accelerator year. These organizations play a vital role in helping us achieve our mission, and we are proud to partner with them to develop women entrepreneurs in both Boston and Miami. Miami WIN Lab Sponsors The John S. and James…

Heatherjean MacNeil

The Launch of WIN Lab Miami: The Value of Diversity in Entrepreneurship

Diversity is not only good for business – it’s good for innovation, and at the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab Miami, our inaugural cohort of women entrepreneurs represents diversity of all kinds. With 24 women innovating in a variety of industries such as: technology, food and beverage, consumer products, apparel and fashion – just to…