Creating Social Value Blog

Rebecca Obounou

Creating Change in Haiti through Tech and ET&A

  Last spring, I was in full semester swing, wrapping up my last final exams and projects for my Babson MBA degree. I was eight months into my role as Assistant Director of The Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship (GHE). For my nonprofit organization, CHES, I was organizing a special event in Boston while…

The Lewis Institute

Summer Reading for Changemakers and Social Innovators

Below are a few selections from The Lewis Institute bookshelves for anyone wanting to bathe in brilliance while soaking up some sun this summer. For Changemakers • For Social Innovators • For Youth   Books for Changemakers & Leaders Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action If you haven’t yet read Simon Sinek’s…

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Meet Our Summer Study Faculty Director, Katrin Fischer

Babson’s Summer Study program allows rising high school juniors and seniors to live like college students and learn like entrepreneurs. Working closely with our curriculum designer, the Summer Study Faculty Director helps to create engaging classroom learning environments with workshops, guest lectures, and more. This year’s Summer Study Faculty Director is Katrin Fischer—a faculty member in…

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Give, Gain, and Grow as a Babson Board Fellow

The Babson Board Fellows program pairs Babson MBA students and MBA alumni with local nonprofits. The program allows you, the Fellow, to put your MBA skills and Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® (ET&A™) methodology to practice. The job of a Board is to ensure the sustainability of the corporation. The job of a nonprofit Board is…

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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…

Youth Programs at Babson

Activating Youth from Baltimore to Babson

On April 13th, Sha-Shonna Rogers and Kayla Woolford clinched first place at the Babson Baltimore Cup, the inaugural Babson sponsored high school pitch competition in Baltimore. I Am OKah!, youth community leadership organization and educational partner of Babson College Youth Programs, is the first organization to host a qualifying round for the Babson Boston Cup…

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Inventureship™ Opportunity with Alumni Business for Veterans

Alex Corindia MBA’19, Graduate Student Fellow at The Lewis Institute. When the Inventureship™ program was launched in 2016, it was a first-of-its-kind opportunity to connect students with social enterprises and companies seeking a greater social impact. The mandate to students was clear: apply the Babson Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® methodology on a strategic level to…

Rachel Greenberger

Blockchain for Food

The potential of blockchain technology to transform the food industry is a hot topic—arguably the hottest. I started to unpack this at Babson San Francisco’s THRIVE event last month in a conversation on food blockchains with Ami Patel from ripe.io (here’s the recording, if you’re interested). But we only scratched the surface at THRIVE. Now,…

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Babson Community Featured at Upcoming Ashoka U Exchange

As an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus since 2009, Babson has embraced a deep commitment to changemaking both inside and outside our campus. We’re proud to have so many members of the Babson community – faculty, staff, and alumni – present their work at the upcoming 2018 Ashoka U Exchange. Here are some of the sessions…

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Babson, Olin, and Wellesley Colleges Present BOW World Health Day April 3

Leading up to World Health Day presented by the World Health Organization on April 7th, the Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship at Babson College, together with Olin and Wellesley Colleges, are delighted to present BOW World Health Day on April 3rd. Bringing together luminaries, thought leaders, and global healthcare entrepreneurs, the event will explore how…