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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 actively challenge the status quo. They not only see opportunities, but they act on those opportunities to make a positive change. It is this combination of bold vision and courageous action that this award celebrates.


2018 Changemaker Award Recipients

Here is just a glimpse of what these Changemakers have set in motion:



Prabha Dublish ’18 — a female social entrepreneur who founded Womentum in her sophomore year and has empowered over 45 women entrepreneurs in 8 countries

Read interview with Prabha



Sthuthi Jebaraj MBA’18 — a positive disruptor who took on the seemingly “untouchable” subject of smoking outside our buildings

Read Sthuthi’s experience with the UN SDG case challenge



Janai Mungalsingh ‘08 — a world-class youth curriculum designer who is influencing pre-college students from Roxbury to Costa Rica to Saudi…and still expanding her reach

Learn about Janai’s ACTIVATE Curriculum



Wiljeana Glover — an experienced colleague who is defining a new scholarly discipline in Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship and helping healthcare consumers through her research and consulting

Read interview with Wiljeana



Steve Maler — a leader who is revolutionizing the role the arts can play in business education and elevating the status of the arts on campus

Read about Steve’s event on Shakespeare & Leadership: Gender & Power


ET&A Change Leader:

James Regal — the first recipient of the Lewis Institute ET&A Change Leader Award, who is a consummate Babson team player using ET&A to create impact by knowing what is important to take action on

Watch one of James’ videos featuring a Babson faculty member


We presented each awardee with the traditional Lewis Institute Changemaker walking stick. With its sturdy design and compass, we hope each Changemaker will always be supported in seeking and finding their true north.