Creating Social Value Blog / Tag: Entrepreneurial Thought & Action

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Positive Disruption We Can Learn From

Just about a month out from our Social Innovator Awards on April 7th, we are still finding ourselves moved by the experience of gathering together to celebrate our three honorees and a different way of looking at the role and purpose of business. The world certainly doesn’t need another award, we have plenty of them…

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SheaMoisture Powers Access for Women

An exciting new partnership with SheaMoisture is enabling us to expand our Babson Summer Study scholarship opportunities for female rising junior and senior high school students. The SheaMoisture #BreaktheWalls Scholarship at Babson will provide full funding for 10 young women through parent company Sundial Brands’ Community Commerce education initiative. The scholarship is part of SheaMoisture’s national…

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Amplifying Entrepreneurial Education in Tanzania

By Sarah Schwartz, Manager of Operations for Youth Programs. It’s morning in Karatu, Tanzania, and the sound of rhythmic clapping hands is echoing against the walls in Michela’s Room at the Ganako School. A hundred students, sitting on long wooden benches, have gathered for the final day of Babson’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (BELA). Instruction begins,…

Rachel Greenberger

Contextualizing Food Entrepreneur Questions Series

Food Sol supports food entrepreneurship in all its forms – from food product and service startups, across the full industry spectrum, to eater entrepreneurship: the notion that by wallet and plate, anyone who eats can contribute to shaping and influencing the future of food. Plenty of media has covered food entrepreneurship in its obvious manifestations—detailing…

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Activating “Teacherpreneur” Changemakers

By Janai Mungalsingh ‘08, Program and Curriculum Administrator, Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs at Babson College. As part of our mission to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value, The Lewis Institute’s Youth Entrepreneurship Programs will be hosting the first annual Activating Babson’s Pre-College Curriculum conference for high school educators January 27-28 on…

Cheryl Kiser

Corporate Social Relevance in Action

At The Lewis Institute we talk about Corporate Social Responsibility differently and believe we take it one step further. We talk about Corporate Social Relevance because to us it directly leads to authentic and powerful social innovation inside companies and outside within our communities and society as a whole. To us this is more than…

Emily Weiner

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…

Rachel Greenberger

A Food Sol Recipe Replicated

For two years, Food Sol has been in recipe development for our Community Table, a design that weekly brings together food entrepreneurs and students of food to exchange resources and ideas. It became popular at Babson pretty quickly, which led to a question: How would it do in other contexts and communities where the entrepreneurial…

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Lemonade Day Goes to Jackson, Mississippi

By Sarah Schwartz, the City Director for Boston Lemonade Day. During the first ten days of the new year, Babson Master of Science in Management students traveled to Jackson, Mississippi. There they worked with middle school students teaching them the life skills of the Lemonade Day Program. Our MSM students utilized their ET&A® training while…

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Escape From Alcatraz: Using Everyday Entrepreneurship to Unlock Innovation

By Craig Bida, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation at The Lewis Institute and independent marketing, communications and strategy consultant focused on creating economic and social value. As a strategist and consultant, I work with organizations of all kinds and across all sectors, from companies to non-profits, social enterprises, foundations even government agencies. One thing I’ve…