Creating Social Value Blog / Tag: Entrepreneurial Thought & Action

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Addressing Poverty Through Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship

By Rebecca Rosemé Obounou, Assistant Director, Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. I am first generation Haitian-American, born right here in the city of Cambridge. Reverse of how most Haitian-Americans experience Haiti, my parents returned to the country with our family (urban city kids) during my adolescence. We settled in Northern Haiti in…

Cheryl Kiser

Reimagining the Workforce of Tomorrow

Two weeks ago I had the honor to be at the Harris Manchester College, Oxford University for a working session on reimagining the workforce of the future. Co-chaired by long-time friend and collaborator Elizabeth Isele, CEO of the Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship (GIEE), and Michael Hodin, CEO of the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA),…

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When the World is Your Classroom

By Janai Mungalsingh ’08, Manager of Youth Entrepreneurial Leadership Programs at Babson College. I’ve dedicated the last 15 years of my career to youth out-of-school-time programs. I describe my job as creating those “ah-ha” moments for young folks. While I have always understood and recognized the importance of classroom teachers in the learning process, I…

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A Doctor, An Engineer, and An Entrepreneur Walk Into A Surgical Suite…

By Wiljeana Jackson Glover, Assistant Professor of Technology, Operations and Information Management at Babson College and Co-Faculty Director of the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship. “Most intellectual training focuses on analytical skills. Whether in literary criticism or scientific investigation, the academic mind is best at taking things apart. The complementary arts of…

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From Kosovo to Babson: Accidentally, Then On Purpose

By Monika Rodiqi, Undergraduate student at Babson College and Undergraduate Scholar at The Lewis Institute. If you had asked me two years ago where I’d be now, I am afraid to say I wouldn’t even know what the name Babson represented. At the time, I had just returned home to Prishtina, Kosovo, after a year-long…

Emily Weiner

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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From Local to Global: Using ET&A to Jumpstart Social Innovation

Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® is the most powerful force on the planet for solving problems, starting ventures, and positively disrupting sectors that need change. Here at Lewis Institute we are always thinking of how we can accelerate putting this powerful tool in the hands of everyone. How do we allow young students starting out in…

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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,…