Tag: Changemakers

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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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3 Reasons We’re Excited Boston is Hosting the Largest Conference for Social Change Educators

By Emily Lamb, Associate Director of the Ashoka U Exchange. Several months ago, I traveled to Boston to scope out what would become the site of our 9th annual Ashoka U Exchange, taking place April 5-7, 2018. The Exchange is the largest gathering for social innovators transforming higher education into an engine for social change.…

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Takeaways from the Forbes Under 30 Summit

As we get ready for the Changemaker Marketplace on Friday, read this post from our 2017 Changemaker Award winner Alex Jong Kyu Lim ’18 about an opportunity he got through our relationship with Ashoka to attend the recent 2017 Forbes Under 30 Summit. He writes about the learnings that can come from outside the classroom…

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Cheryl Kiser

Heading to Clinton Global Initiative University

By Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute and the Babson Social Innovation Lab. This weekend, Emily and I are so excited to join and support a robust team of Babson and Olin College students at the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University Annual Meeting. As a CGI U Network member for 5 years, we’ve…

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Cheryl Kiser

Qualities of a Changemaker

By Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of The Lewis Institute and the Babson Social Innovation Lab. As we prepare to go to the Ashoka U Exchange this week at Miami Dade College, I find myself reflecting on nearly 8 years of being a member of the Ashoka U network of Changemaker Campuses. Over that time, I…

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Emily Weiner

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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Pathways to The Lewis Institute

One of the most common questions we get here at The Lewis Institute is, “How can we connect with you?” As a team of people who thrive on fostering strong, lasting connections and see the world as relational rather than transactional, nothing could make us happier. We know that the most powerful thing any social…

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