Tag: The Lewis Institute

End My Summer With An “Internship” I Created!

Apart from working for 2 startups this summer, I “created” my own internship (a Social Innovation Inventureship™) by working as a Director for SheCodes Hackathon,  which is a project from NGO SEEDS Vietnam that aims to inspire women to step up in the STEM game. Plus, you don’t need to know how to code in order…

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Providing Pathways Not New Ways for Change

“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.” -E. O. Wilson We love this quote…

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Don’t Forget to Share Your Story

I was fortunate enough to meet with the Natalie Taylor Scholar Senior Cohort this week to discuss how to continue and integrate service into their lives after Babson–what an inspiring group!  I learned about their senior projects whose topics range from faith, education, sports, to veterans.  I look forward to learning more as their projects…

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What Pulls at Your Heartstrings

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela As we honor and acknowledge Nelson Mendela’s legacy, I reflect on my experience as CCD’s Social Impact…

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Notes from the Case Files: InnerCity Weightlifting

By Jesseca P. Timmons, a case writer in Entrepreneurial Studies and Social Entrepreneurship for the Lewis Institute at Babson College. This past July, Associate Professor Mary Gale and I made another visit to InnerCity Weightlifting. Founder Jon Feinman had strongly suggested we talk to some of the students themselves, along with his staff and board…

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Net Impact: Challenging Assumptions

By Alexandre Sene, Babson Fast Track MBA student. I never saw myself as the type to attend a conference on corporate engagement and social responsibility. For the last 8 years I’ve worked in pharma with plenty of room to develop and challenge myself within the field. Anything I wanted to learn or explore was there…

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Good Business Fridays: Cultivating Social Innovation

Tomorrow marks our second Good Business Friday of the school year. These weekly conversations are a way to accelerate your journey around social value creation and amplify your impact in the space.  There’s something very special and almost counter-intuitive about the model. So much of our work at Babson is about purposeful, strategic action, It’s…

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Food for Thought on Farms and Food: USA

By Bradley Googins & Philip Mirvis A monthly installment from two of The Lewis Institute’s Social Innovation Fellows: Bradley Googins and Philip Mirvis. Judging from the popularity of reality TV chef competitions on Hell’s Kitchen, infotainment shows about food production (The Chew), preparation (Kitchen Nightmares) and consumption (Anthony Bourdain),  and cooking tips from America’s Test…

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The Lewis Institute at Babson Admissions

One of the great parts of our job is getting to connect with so many parts of the campus here at Babson. Earlier this summer our Director Cheryl Kiser met with the Admissions office and we were thrilled to see Hannah Moriggi’s recent post about us for prospective students. If you are interested in using…

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