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Emily Weiner

The Evolution of Babson Summer Study

By Emily Weiner, Associate Director of The Lewis Institute and the Babson Social Innovation Lab When Cheryl and I first became involved with Babson’s Summer Study for High School Students program, I couldn’t imagine all of the ways it would grow in scale and impact. Those early days were all about bringing a Social Value…

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Leading for Social Value: Dave Stangis Puts Theory into Practice

By Emily Weiner, Associate Director of The Lewis Institute and the Babson Social Innovation Lab. One week ago, we kicked off our seven-week intensive elective MBA course, Leading for Social Value. This co-created journey with The Lewis Institute, our students, and our featured guests focuses on understanding how to create economic and social value simultaneously,…

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SoloCoco: Utilizing Fair Trade to Create Economic and Social Value

Following the 2016 Lewis Institute Changemaker Award reception, I had the chance to sit down with our Alumni award winner Daniel Dalet ‘03. I was interested in learning more about Daniel’s path: from Babson to the hedge fund industry to co-founding a business in the socio-economic space. Daniel co-founded SoloCoco, a value-added production company, with…

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The Power of Relationships to Enhance Learning

The power of community and networks is something Cheryl and I talk and write about quite a bit. Both of us are “collectors of people and relationships” and are constantly working to connect dots for the greater good. These last few weeks, our students were able to benefit from our connections to learn directly from…

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The Young Entrepreneur’s New Business Value

I’ve had the great pleasure of being involved with Babson’s Summer Study for High School Students in some capacity for the last six years, ranging from co-teaching modules about social responsibility with Cheryl Kiser to helping design and manage the overall program. I beamed with pride as I watched members of our first high school…

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Social Innovation Has No Borders

When we first started The Lewis Institute, Cheryl and I would joke around and tell people that “we’re an institute without walls”. This was really just our way of signifying that we are boundary spanners who are open to working and partnering with anyone, anywhere. This year, more than ever, we have embodied that statement…

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Empowering Emerging Female Leaders

Each year I look forward to the day that 100 young women from Women2Women International (W2W) arrive on campus to cultivate the tools, relationships, and opportunities required to be leaders in their home communities. W2W is a program created by Empower Peace, an organization designed to bridge the cultural and communication divides between young people…

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Our Students Re-Imagining Business

In my four years here at Babson, I’ve noticed a sea change in our students and their commitment to challenging the status quo. To be sure, Babson students have always been wired differently and can be counted on to be up to something exciting. But more and more, our students are asking questions about the…

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Supporting a Vision for Everyone to See

This past weekend, I had the great pleasure and privilege of being one of five judges to determine the 2014 Gifted Citizen Prize winner at La Ciudad de las Ideas in Puebla, Mexico. As I boarded the plane, I knew I was in for a big event, but I never could have predicted the true…

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InnerCity Weightlifting Summer Workout Series

This summer, InnerCity Weightlifting (ICW) is bringing their training out of the gym and onto the Greenway with a series of 10 free summer workout sessions. The Lewis Institute, Graduate Admissions, and the Graduate Center for Career Development have partnered to sponsor the next session coming up on Wednesday July 23rd at noon. And, we’ll…