The Diana Project Has a New On-Line Home
Babson is proud to be a generous supporter and home to two founders of The Diana Project. So naturally we’re honored to draw attention to their new website: www.dianaproject.org.
The award winning Diana Project was established in 1999 because the growth of women’s businesses is central to wealth creation, innovation and economic development in all countries. Diana founders are Dr. Candida G. Brush (Babson College), Dr. Nancy M. Carter (Catalyst), Dr. Elizabeth J. Gatewood (Wake Forest University), Dr. Patricia G. Greene (Babson College), and Dr. Myra M. Hart (Harvard Business School, retired).
The creation of the research consortium involving the five project partners coincided with efforts of other groups around the world to support and advance the growth and development of women-owned businesses.
Currently researchers from more than 25 countries participate in Diana International. A core belief of Diana is that rigorous research provides a powerful base for influencing systems. Information and knowledge that come from solid data can have irrefutable effects on changing attitudes, opinions and practices.
“The Diana Project is built on the passion of the researchers for their subject. We launched it to question, learn, and ultimately make a difference,” says Greene. “The project itself is also built on a new and different approach to teamwork and has long been a favorite part of my professional life.”
The Diana Project is built on the spirit of open and enthusiastic collaboration. Their project “Women, Entrepreneurship, and Resources: Myths and Realities” is a multi-university research program to determine and influence the factors that lead to high growth women-led ventures. Check it out on the homepage of the new site.