Creating Social Value Blog / Social Innovation

Rebecca Obounou

Creating Change in Haiti through Tech and ET&A

  Last spring, I was in full semester swing, wrapping up my last final exams and projects for my Babson MBA degree. I was eight months into my role as Assistant Director of The Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship (GHE). For my nonprofit organization, CHES, I was organizing a special event in Boston while…

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Summer Reading for Changemakers and Social Innovators

Below are a few selections from The Lewis Institute bookshelves for anyone wanting to bathe in brilliance while soaking up some sun this summer. For Changemakers • For Social Innovators • For Youth   Books for Changemakers & Leaders Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action If you haven’t yet read Simon Sinek’s…

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Give, Gain, and Grow as a Babson Board Fellow

The Babson Board Fellows program pairs Babson MBA students and MBA alumni with local nonprofits. The program allows you, the Fellow, to put your MBA skills and Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (ET&A™) methodology to practice. The job of a Board is to ensure the sustainability of the corporation. The job of a nonprofit Board is…

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Honoring the Changemakers on Our Own Campus

Each year, The Lewis Institute honors members of the Babson Community who have set out to create positive change, presenting each with The Lewis Institute Changemaker Award. These individuals embrace the qualities of empathy, teamwork, entrepreneurial leadership, and a changemaking mindset. In other words, each Changemaker honoree stands out and influences our community because they…

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Inventureship™ Opportunity with Alumni Business for Veterans

Alex Corindia MBA’19, Graduate Student Fellow at The Lewis Institute. When the Inventureship™ program was launched in 2016, it was a first-of-its-kind opportunity to connect students with social enterprises and companies seeking a greater social impact. The mandate to students was clear: apply the Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® methodology on a strategic level to…

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Babson Community Featured at Upcoming Ashoka U Exchange

As an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus since 2009, Babson has embraced a deep commitment to changemaking both inside and outside our campus. We’re proud to have so many members of the Babson community – faculty, staff, and alumni – present their work at the upcoming 2018 Ashoka U Exchange. Here are some of the sessions…

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Babson, Olin, and Wellesley Colleges Present BOW World Health Day April 3

Leading up to World Health Day presented by the World Health Organization on April 7th, the Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship at Babson College, together with Olin and Wellesley Colleges, are delighted to present BOW World Health Day on April 3rd. Bringing together luminaries, thought leaders, and global healthcare entrepreneurs, the event will explore how…

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Showing Up For Purpose

By Jack Barber ’16, Co-Founder of Mainely Burgers. If someone had told me three years ago that my brother, Max, and I would be running our business Mainely Burgers full-time, I would have told them that they were crazy. During my senior year at Babson, I was razor focused on getting a job in finance.…

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Learning From David Bornstein: Solutions to Social Problems

              For the last six years, The Lewis Institute has been honored to welcome luminaries, thought leaders, and most importantly, game changers to campus to receive our Social Innovator Award. A social innovator sets in motion change that affects the life course of the individual, his/her community, and eventually,…