The Diana Project researches women-owned businesses, which are vital for wealth creation, innovation, and economic advancement throughout the world.
Babson is a partner on the Diana Project. Named after the goddess of the hunt, the Diana Project is a multiyear and multi-university study of female business owners and business growth activities globally. The Diana Project was founded by five leading scholars, two of whom are key members of the Babson community, Patricia Greene, Professor of Entrepreneurship and National Academic Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Project and Candida Brush, Entrepreneurship Division Chair and Research Director, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship.
As entrepreneurship is central to economic growth around the world, the progress of women-owned businesses is vital for wealth creation, innovation, and economic advancement in all countries. The Diana International Project investigates factors leading to growth for women entrepreneurs and their businesses world-wide. In particular factors that enable or constrain women entrepreneurs to contribute fully to economies around the world are a key focus. A bi-annual forum brings together researchers share research findings, methodologies and communicate this work to a variety of audiences, research, educational and policy.