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Babson Executive Education Welcomes Back Kenyan Women Entrepreneurs for Launch and Grow

After a successful first year, Babson is kicking-off a year-long program with a second group of women entrepreneurs from Africa. Babson Executive Education is running a business leadership program for women entrepreneurs in Africa, Launch and Grow: The Kenyan Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. Fifteen women from Kenya were selected to participate in this program, representing a mix of emerging and seasoned entrepreneurs.

The program is a one-week intensive course at Babson, led by Susan Duffy, Executive Director for Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership and Mary Gale, Lecturer in the Entrepreneurship division, followed by continued mentoring for a year to help the women implement specific initiatives aimed at having a social impact in their communities.

The program at Babson starts June 19, 2017 and includes sessions on strengths, design thinking, digital media, governance and resilience. Throughout the week, the women will work on an entrepreneurial leadership challenge in peer coaching groups that they will present to a panel at the end of the week. Throughout the year, women will work with the University of Nairobi’s Wangari Maathai Institute to participate in local networking, webinars and to receive support from local professionals.

Launch and Grow was created as an initiative of The Women for Africa Foundation and Banco Santander to strengthen the skills of business women in Kenya to create social and economic value.

Launch and Grow 2017 participants:

About Babson Executive Education

Babson Executive Education, a division of Babson College, develops entrepreneurial leaders who can create opportunities, envision and navigate change, to drive innovation and growth for companies.

About the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership

Founded in 2000, the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College fulfills and extends Babson’s mission by educating, inspiring, and empowering women entrepreneurial leaders to reach their full potential to create economic and social value for themselves, their organizations, and society. The Center does this through innovative education programs, events, and by supporting and widely disseminating research about the unique skills and experiences of women entrepreneurial leaders. Additionally, CWEL supports and advances gender equality as a growth strategy for individuals and for organizations of all sizes, everywhere in the world.