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Emily Denoble

Jennifer Pierre MSEL’16: Female Founder Stories (Part 5)

Jennifer Pierre, MSEL’16, is the founder of Melanites, a company on a mission to inspire children of color to be thinkers, doers, makers, and performers. I got to know Jennifer through the 2016 Summer Venture Program and am thrilled to see the traction that Melanites has gained since! Learn more about her story below. Tell…

Emily Denoble

Yulkendy Valdez ’17: Female Founder Stories (Part 4)

Yulkendy Valdez ’17 co-founded Project 99 with Josuel Plasencia ’17 in 2014 to encourage diversity in the workplace. At Babson, Yulkendy was a CWEL Scholar and a recipient of the Glavin Global Leadership Award. She now works full-time as the Managing Partner of Project 99. Yulkendy and Josuel are creating important and meaningful changes in…

Emily Denoble

April Chen ’19: Female Founder Stories (Part 3)

April Chen ’19 is a Co-Founder of Gentle. In 2017, Gentle surpassed its goal on Kickstarter, raising nearly $5,500 from 120 backers. It is now a running business, with exciting developments ahead. April is also a freelance graphic designer and was involved in last year’s Summer Venture Program. Tell me about Gentle. Our mission is…

Emily Denoble

Brittany Lo ’14: Female Founder Stories (Part 2)

Brittany Lo ’14 is a beauty entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Beautini. Before founding her business, Brittany gained experience working for brands including L’OREAL USA, Redken 5th Ave, and Sony Music Entertainment. Beautini is a two-time winner of The Knot Best of Weddings and was named in New York Magazine’s 2017 “Best of…

Emily Denoble

Prabha Dublish ’18: Female Founder Stories (Part 1)

Prabha Dublish ’18 is the Co-Founder and President of Womentum. Since 2015, Womentum has supported 40 women entrepreneurs in six countries. Prabha is a talented entrepreneur and will be joining Facebook’s Product Marketing team upon graduation! Tell me about Womentum. Womentum is a pay-it-forward nonprofit crowdfunding platform that allows anyone in the world to donate…

Antonette Ho

Female Founder Resources

In honor of International Women’s Day, we wanted to highlight how we are supporting female founders at Babson. The Blank Center, in partnership with our colleagues at the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), has compiled some specific resources that female founders can take advantage of through our centers and beyond. This fall, the Blank…

Emily Denoble

Demystifying The Diana Project™: A Q&A with Candida Brush

Babson College’s Diana Project™ shines a light on women’s entrepreneurship around the world. The project was co-founded by Candida Brush, Nancy Carter, Elizabeth Gatewood, Patricia Greene, and Myra Hart. Dr. Brush is the Franklin W. Olin Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson. I had the chance to talk…

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…