Announcing The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership 

Women's History Month (March) seems an appropriate time to announce that The Center for Women's Leadership has a new name: The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership. The addition of this all-important word explicitly aligns the center with the college's core philosophy and expertise in entrepreneurship, more fully represents the center's mission to develop women entrepreneurial leaders of all kinds, and significantly differentiates it from other academic women's centers. Along with the new name, stay tuned for a refreshed website, new signature learning experiences, and interesting opportunities for alumni engagement.  To start; CWEL is offering several events and programs in celebration of Women's History and we'd love to see some of you there!  

Empowering Women
A Q&A with Susan Duffy
Executive Director
The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership

The Financial Times MBA Rankings
The Financial Times released their 2012 Global MBA Rankings today which reaffirms Babson's leadership position in entrepreneurship education.  Since 2000, Financial Times has ranked Babson's F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business in the top five among global business schools for entrepreneurship; this year, we ranked #2, amongst MBA leaders Stanford, University of California, Berkeley Haas and MIT Sloan.
Tell us your story!
Last month Carol Hacker wrote to you and challenged you to resolve to contact at least 3 people you had lost touch with since your Babson Days. We would like to hear some stories and/or see some photos of our alumni that took the challenge and reconnected!
Please send any of your stories and/or photos to Carol at  If you have not yet had the chance to reach out to an old friend or two, it is never too late and our enhanced on-line alumni directory makes it easy!
Define a Word.
Redefine the World.Enter your definition
In an effort to help individuals think of entrepreneurship as a mindset, rather than a job description, we are empowering people everywhere to share their definition of entrepreneurship, and thus help shape the new definition.
Featured Alumni Definitions
"Creating an opportunity and pursuing it with a series of fast evolutions." - Jill
"Thinking each and every day, "I can change the world."" - Robert
To enter your definition, please visit
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Brian Casey '77 moves to San Diego, CA where is he heading up Marketing at SmartDrive Systems. See more!
Be part of Babson's coaching tradition!
Babson's Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork program is celebrating its 15th Anniversary on April 26th. You can join the thousands of alumni who have coached a current student by volunteering for an upcoming coaching session. As a coach you will provide important feedback to a student and enhance your coaching skills. New coaches are always welcome. Visit for more information and to register.


SAVE THE DATE Founder's Day, Wednesday, April 18, 2012
This year's celebration has opportunities for everyone, on and off campus, and around the world, to participate in a meaningful way. Join other alumni, faculty, staff and students on campus during the day for business competitions, community meals, a business fair, conversation with the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs™ 2012 honorees. Attend Babson's premier entrepreneurial education fundraising event World Stage in the evening.  Check out where you can join in a Founder's Day celebration in multiple locations around the world. Learn more now!


Showcase Your Business to the Babson Community!
Join us for the Founder's Day Business Fair on April 18 from 12:30-1:30pm. In honor of the spirit and vision exhibited by our Founder, Roger Babson, we would like to showcase those businesses which exemplify the Babson tradition of entrepreneurship. Spots are limited so act now! Deadline is Monday, April 9
Summer Programs for High School Students
Babson College is offering Summer Study for High School Students, a program for outstanding high school students, during summer 2012. Any high-achieving teen you may know who is entering his or her sophomore, junior, or senior year may take a courses focusing on Entrepreneurial Thought and Action™ as a means to solve problems or start new ventures. For more information, visit


Family Entrepreneurship: Growing the Family Business Across Generations
To achieve continued growth and continuity, family businesses must make strategic use of the entrepreneurial mindsets and capabilities that enable them to create more value. "Family Entrepreneurship: Growing the Family Business Across Generations" is a new Babson Executive Education offering that will explore key concepts of growth for family businesses. Discounts apply for Babson Alumni as well as multiple registrants from a single family business. Learn more and register.

Babson students can help with your business challenges
Did you participate in a Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) project when you were a student at Babson? Now is your opportunity to have a group of talented Babson students review a challenge or opportunity in your organization! Submit a project for consideration for fall 2012 by March 6, 2012 by contacting Arline MacCormack.
President's Cup Golf Tournament
Babson College Athletics presents its 31st Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament. Babson alumni, partners, and friends are invited to join us for brunch, golf, dinner, and a Super Raffle with all proceeds supporting the Babson athletics program. The tournament will be held at the Wellesley Country Club on Monday, June 4, 2012. Email to request more information!
Healthcare Forum
The Babson Healthcare & Life Sciences Club is excited to be hosting the 9th Annual Healthcare & Life Sciences Forum on March 1. This year's theme, Path to Patient: Business Opportunities along the Road to Better Health, highlights the intersection of healthcare and business in a way that engages all players in the industry. This annual forum is an excellent opportunity to discuss the latest trends in the industry, learn from experts in the field, and connect with your peers. Learn more and register

Cutler Center BIMA Investments Conference
The fifth annual Cutler Center BIMA Investments Conference will take place on March 9. This year's topic is "Global Market Outlook - Investing in an Uncertain Environment" and features a full day of keynote speakers and panel discussions. To register, visit the Babson Calendar.


2012 Alumni Leadership Awards
The BAA looks to celebrate alumni, parents, faculty and friends who have actively given their time and talent to the Babson Community.  Nominations are now open for the 2012 Alumni Leadership Awards.  The awards are presented by the Babson Alumni Association (BAA) annually in the fall, during Back to Babson reunion and homecoming weekend.  All nominations for the 2012 awards cycle must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, April 13, 2012. If you would like to nominate somebody for their exceptional contribution please do so here.

Babson Alumni Association Elections
Last call for Babson Alumni Association Elections 2012 nominations!  If you are interested or if you know someone who would be a great candidate please submit this form no later than March 2, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. EST.


A cartoonist and a business school are an unlikely pair but Babson isn't a traditional business school and Hugh Macleod of Gapingvoid, our official cartoonist, isn't your typical artist. In partnership, Gapingvoid and Babson are helping entrepreneurs lead organizations, by better communicating stories through cartoons that can inspire and align. The cartoons make statements, spark conversations, and inspire action. They help us communicate our belief in the power of entrepreneurship in organizations of all shapes and sizes and our strategy to lead the advancement of Entrepreneurship of All KindsŪ to make a better world. Featured below is the third in a series of cartoons that will be released monthly in our Alumni Newsletter.

GapingVoid Cartoon

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