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2015 Academy of Distinguished Entreprenuers
Celebrate the Newest Inductees into the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs®
Join us as Dorothy Cann Hamilton, Founder & CEO of the International Culinary Center and Doug Rauch, Past President of Trader Joe's, Founder of Daily Table, and CEO of Conscious Capitalism are inducted at the Awards Dinner on November 12. We invite you to participate the next day in interactive workshops and engaging panel discussions at the Babson Entrepreneurship Forum.
Get to Know WIN Lab Accelerator's Newest Women Entrepreneurs      
The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership has selected 21 women entrepreneurs to participate in the 2015-2016 Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab business accelerator, a one-of-a-kind program, specifically designed to support women entrepreneurs in their startup and early-stage ventures. WIN Lab provides Babson women entrepreneurs the road map, expertise, inspiration, and community they need to successfully reach their entrepreneurial goals. Read more » 
Meet Babson's 21 New Faculty Members  
Each committed to excellence in teaching and preparing entrepreneurial leaders

Babson College has appointed 21 new faculty members, raising the community's number of full-time faculty to 194, and part-time faculty to 66. This year's appointees include a committed group of skillful teachers and accomplished business managers, entrepreneurs, marketers, accountants, and economists, as well as legal, financial, and technology experts.
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Latest Babson Research Shows Family-Owned Businesses Keeping Control
Family businesses continue to maintain high levels of ownership and control of their companies, according to research by the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project at Babson College. Latest STEP survey results show that family businesses hold 90 percent equity, are intentional about legacy, yet see the need for external leadership. Learn more » 
Watch the Recap of a Record-Breaking Reunion and Homecoming Weekend
With more than 2,100 Babson community members in attendance, Reunion and Homecoming 2015 was one of the best yet. Our reunion classes raised more than $5.5 million, and we are truly grateful to the 200+ alumni volunteers who made the weekend such a success. Are you a member of a class ending in a 1 or 6? If so, 2016 is your year! Volunteer for your reunion committee by contacting and make your reunion weekend the best yet! View a recap video of the weekend »  
The Babson Medal Awarded to Roger Enrico '65, H'86 at Reunion and Homecoming Weekend
The Babson Medal represents one of the highest honors Babson College bestows on an individual for outstanding achievement and commitment to the College. It is presented to a dedicated graduate or friend of the College for distinguished service to the community and Babson College. Roger Enrico '65, H'86, was awarded the medal during Reunion and Homecoming Weekend on September 26, 2015. Learn more » 
Daniel Brennan '87, M'89, and Chris Chandor M'98 Join the Cutler Center's Advisory Board
Two alumni have joined the board of advisers at the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance. Daniel Brennan '87, M'89, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Boston Scientific Corporation, is a member of Boston Scientific's executive committee, responsible for several company functions including global controllership, corporate finance, treasury, corporate tax, corporate analysis and control, and corporate new business development. Most recently, Brennan served as senior vice president and corporate controller. Read more » 
Chris Chandor M'98 serves as vice president of development for The Davis Companies (TDC), one of the premier real estate investment, development, and management firms in the northeastern United States. In his role at TDC, Chandor leads projects requiring the most significant repositioning efforts, as well as new development and redevelopment initiatives. Read more » 
Women-Led Companies Can Compete for $250,000 in the Babson Breakaway Challenge   
The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) and Breakaway, a Boston-based brand capital firm, have opened applications for the Babson Breakaway Challenge, the largest funding amount ever to be awarded in a women-specific business competition. The objective of the challenge is twofold: help women entrepreneurs see their businesses launch successfully, and create opportunities for women to enter the venture capital industry. Read more » 
Featured Action Star: The Zamora Family
The Zamora Family
When Central America was in the midst of political turmoil, economic instability, and social unrest in the 1980s, Roberto Zamora P'00 '03 '07 '12 saw an opportunity to create his own financial institution that would provide services the global banks were withdrawing from. Thirty years and a few Zamoras later, LAFISE is now a family-run company that operates in 11 countries, and employs more than 5,000 people. Along with his wife, MaryJo P'00 '03 '07 '12, their children, Marcela '00, Roberto Jr. '03, Rodrigo '07, Diego '12, and son-in-law Eduardo Erana '98, LAFISE is not only contributing to the economic prosperity of the region, but has also become a reference for how the private sector can have a significant impact on the social development of a country. They created the Zamora Teran Foundation which is creating an impact for education in the region with the "One Laptop Per Child" program. Watch the Zamora family's story » 
Edward Chiu Named Babson's Senior Vice President of Advancement
Former vice chancellor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Edward Chiu will utilize nearly two decades of experience in the advancement of higher education in his new position as Babson's senior vice president for advancement. Chiu will provide leadership and strategic vision for Babson's Development, Alumni and Friends, and Advancement Communications teams. He also will serve as a member of the President's Cabinet, reporting directly to Babson President Kerry Healey Read more »
New Associate Director of Wellness Ashleigh Hala Developing Sexual Violence Prevention Program
In this new position, Ashleigh Hala will develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive, trauma-informed, and empowering sexual violence prevention program that will include educational workshops, intervention services, and consultation regarding policy initiatives.  Learn more » 
Career Spotlight: Erica DeBiase '11, M'15
Real People Real StoriesErica DeBiase brought a background in psychology and sociology to Babson when she arrived in 2014 for her Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership. A year later, she's working as a financial recruiter in the Boston area and credits Babson with her ability to confidently conduct interviews with high-level finance professionals. See why DeBiase's favorite Babson memories involve group projects, and how she defines entrepreneurship. Read more »

Save the Date for Babson Connect: Worldwide 2016 in Dubai, UAE 
Babson Connect: Worldwide 2016 Dubai, UAE
Take part in a remarkable global event for the Babson community on March 4-6, 2016. We welcome you to join us in Dubai, an international hub of entrepreneurial action. Fresh off the amazing success of the inaugural Babson Connect: Worldwide in Cartagena, Colombia, we're offering another opportunity for Babson alumni and friends from around the world to gather and celebrate Entrepreneurship of All Kinds. Learn more »

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How to Tell Stories That Stick
Entrepreneurship of All Kinds What's the best way to inspire an audience to believe in your vision? Hint: it's not just data and a business plan. Telling a compelling story that connects with a listener's heart and head differentiates winning ventures. "Reach down into your human experience and invite your audience to share it," says Dr. Caroline Daniels, senior lecturer in entrepreneurship. Check out five recommendations from Dr. Daniels and other storytelling experts on Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. 
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Former Class of 2015 Hockey Standouts DiPietro and Driscoll Have Turned Pro
Following stellar careers that featured a pair of Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East Tournament championships and back-to-back trips to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals, former Babson College men's ice hockey standouts Joe DiPietro '15 and Mike Driscoll '15 have joined the professional ranks. Read more » 
Check Out Acting, a New Book Co-edited by Professor of Film Julie Levinson
Dr. Julie Levinson and Framingham State University Associate Professor of English Claudia Springer have co-edited Acting, a new book from the Rutgers University Press series Behind the Silver Screen. Read more » 
Help Mentor Current Students When You Coach at Babson 
The Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP) is a unique program in which undergraduate students participate during their first year and again as a junior/senior. Our coaches are Babson parents, alumni, experienced graduate students, business leaders, and entrepreneurs! Develop your professional connections, while advising students, too! Learn more and register »
Celebrate Entrepreneurship of All Kinds in Boston    
EAK Boston 2015Join Babson College and The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on November 3 at our signature Celebration of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds® event in Boston's Innovation District. The night brings entrepreneurial stories to life and connects Babson students and alumni, local startups, nonprofits, and corporate leaders who are all part of Boston's thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem. Hear from featured speakers Liz Morningstar, Boston Public Market CEO; Corey Thomas, Rapid7 president and CEO; and Elliot Cohen, PillPack co-founder and CTO; and enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and dessert. Learn more and register » 
Developmental Learning Partners (DLP)  
The Babson MBA course Managing Talent: Your Own and Others provides students with the opportunity to create a personal development plan. As a developmental learning partner (DLP), you will help full-time MBA students explore options and put their development plan thinking to the test! Bring along your coaching mindset, career insights, "real world" perspective, and business expertise, and assist a student through feedback during a one-on-one session with his or her development plan. For more information, please contact the Office of Experiential Learning. Learn more » 
Professor Raj Sisodia Co-writes Book on a New Kind of Business Culture  
Professor Raj Sisodia, a leading figure in the Conscious Capitalism movement, and Bob Chapman, chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, a $2 billion privately held capital equipment and engineering consulting giant, have co-written Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family. Sisodia and Chapman tell the story of how Barry-Wehmiller envisioned and implemented a new kind of business culture, one that puts people first and cares for employees like family, and turned it into years of highly profitable growth in a difficult market. Learn more » 
Class Notes
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