Babson College Ranked No. 1 School for Women Entrepreneurs Who Want to Change the World
College Magazine ranked Babson College No. 1 school for women entrepreneurs who want to change the world. Babson tops the list of 10 schools, “from high admittance of women into business schools to clubs galore, these schools encourage aspiring women entrepreneurs to conquer the world.” The list includes neighboring colleges MIT and Smith College.
College Magazine’s recap of Babson College:
“You don’t have to graduate to start your own business. At the end of your freshman year at Babson College, you will have done just that. Babson’s entire undergraduate curriculum focuses on teaching students to become entrepreneurial leaders to make social change through Entrepreneurial Thought and Action. But Babson still offers concentrations in Entrepreneurship and in Technology, Entrepreneurship and Design. ‘There are many ways to get involved, whether it be through clubs or student government. Class participation is important at Babson, and in my experience, women have been just as active in participation as men,’ said Julia Ferrara, a freshman with an Entrepreneurship concentration. With over half of the undergraduate population being women, Babson ensures a strong presence of female empowerment on the campus. Babson cherishes their Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, CWEL, which aims to foster gender equality in the business world. How do they achieve this? Students can take part in their mentorship program, connecting with influential women currently working in the field. They can also apply to be one of 20 women each year to build an entrepreneurial project with the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab.”
About the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College
Founded in 2000, the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College seeks to create a gender-enlightened business ecosystem where a diverse range of entrepreneurial leaders is encouraged to create economic and social value for themselves, their organizations, and society. The center does this by empowering women leaders through educational programs, events, and research while also promoting gender equity as a growth strategy that allows all individuals and organizations around the world to embrace their strengths and reach their full potential.
About the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab at Babson
Created by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Boston-based Babson College, Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab provides women entrepreneurs in both Boston and Miami with an inspiring community and a rigorous, experiential process that catalyzes innovative thinking and enables them to successfully launch or transform businesses.
Now in its fifth year, WIN Lab has been designated as one of the top two specialty programs for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship®; earned BostInno’s designation as one of Boston’s “50 on Fire” innovators and visionaries; and was honored by the prestigious Rosoff Awards for diversity.