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Michael Chmura

CAO Craven Elected Mass. Business Roundtable Treasurer

Babson CAO Katherine Craven has been elected treasurer of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable by members during its 39th annual meeting, hosted by Foley Hoag in Boston.  The Roundtable is a nonprofit, member-driven, public policy organization representing CEOs and senior executives from companies in diverse industry sectors that employ more than 250,000 people across the Commonwealth.…

Shannon Sweeny

Embracing Diversity, Inclusion and Equity: A Recap of the 2nd Annual Black Affinity Network Leadership Retreat

Guest post by Leticia Stallworth ’99, MBA’13 More than 60 Babson students, alumni, faculty, and staff converged in Atlanta from June 1–3, 2018, for the Black Affinity Network’s (BAN) second annual Leadership Retreat. Student leaders, including CWEL, Diversity, and Global Scholars, spent the weekend getting to know alumni, faculty, and staff while participating in a…

Michael Chmura

Babson College Receives ADDP Business Inclusion Award

Babson College has received the 2018 ADDP Business Partner Award from the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers. This ADDP Award is an opportunity to acknowledge an organization that consistently embodies practices that promote community integration and inclusion of persons with developmental disabilities and/or brain injuries in the workplace. In presenting the award, ADDP Conference Committee…

Shannon Sweeny

Parzenn Partners: Consulting for Small Businesses

Akhil Suresh Nair MBA’18 and Dhvanish “Danny” Shah MBA’18 are the co-founders of Parzenn Partners, a professional advisory and management consulting firm for small- and medium-size businesses. Parzenn Partners was created with the goal of providing high-quality professional services such as business process redesign, market and competitive research, lean management, and data analytics to small-…

Shannon Sweeny

Modifi: Efficiency at Your Fingertips

Ashish Shah MBA’09 and Jim Poss MBA’03, a serial entrepreneur best known for his business BigBelly Solar, are the co-founders of Modifi. Modifi is a People-Based “Internet of Things” company that taps into the sensors on smartphones, combining sensor data with work-flow management tools. This technology is changing construction sites, supply chains, and many more…

Michael Chmura

Babson Receives STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability Achievements

Babson College has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.  “Our STARS rating is a comprehensive measure of Babson’s sustainability (including social…

Shannon Sweeny

Arist: A Dose of Education in Your Morning Routine

Arist is the world’s first platform to offer college courses via text messaging. Arist’s first course is in entrepreneurship and with this technology, this course is accessible to anyone who has a cell phone. The co-founders are Babson student Michael Ioffe ’21, founder of TILE, the world’s largest conversations series, and UCLA student Riley Wilson,…

Shannon Sweeny

thehidden: Rebellious Self-Expression

Wes Woodson ’20 is the CEO and Founder of thehidden. Woodson was raised in an affluent, predominantly white, Boston suburb. “While growing up, my parents had me dress in a particular way: preppy, tailored, and clean,” said Woodson. He didn’t feel like he was able to properly express himself through his own fashion choices, and…

Shannon Sweeny

The Contribune: Inspiring stories of overcoming adversity and pursuing dreams

David Miller ’16, along with his partner Julian Wallace, are the co-founders of The Contribune, a news site where inspiring people share their stories about pursing their passions and dreams and overcoming adversity. People profiled in The Contribune write their own stories, with a bit of help from Miller and his editors. Babson alumni featured:…