Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Tag: Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL)

Emily Denoble

Angela Sanchez MBA’11: Female Founder Stories (Part 6)

Angela Sanchez MBA’11 is the Founder and CEO of Artyfactos, a jewelry company that sells statement pieces handcrafted by Latin American women using natural materials including seeds, orange peels, and coffee beans. I originally interviewed Angela for an “Entrepreneurship in Fashion” course project, led by Dr. Caroline Daniels. When we spoke on the phone, Angela…

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…

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…

Tim Booker

Women Disrupting Politics

You might think of “Disruption” as a bad thing – but in the context of social and economic value creation, we know that we can positively disrupt the status quo to make the world a better place. The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) has put together a great, multicultural panel moderated by our President,…

Emily Lagasse

The 3 Best Lessons I Have Learned:

I became passionate about pursuing entrepreneurship because it’s one of the only jobs where you have to learn new things every day to improve and move business forward. Some of the things I have learned have been very tactical, like how to manage credit card processing, but some of my takeaways are lessons that can…

Antonette Ho

Breaking New Ground Finalist – Brittany Lo ’14

Post from SoYoon Jun ’14, founder of How To Marry: Brittany Lo’14, the founder of BeautyBar by B.LO, believes that women should feel beautiful every day. BeautyBar by B.LO is a physical place where women can go anytime of the day to get their hairs styled and get their make-up done while enjoying complementary cocktails. Since…

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…

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.…

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, Beautini by B.Lo. 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…