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Rebecca Roseme Obounou  

Assistant Director, Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship

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Rebecca advances the Leonard A. Schlesinger Fund’s efforts on the field of Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship (GHE) which is a nascent field of study that examines the systemic gaps in global healthcare systems that limits access, to affordable, safe and high quality healthcare in resource constrained settings. The goal of GHE is to empower individuals to apply Babson’s Entrepreneurial Thought & Action (ETA) to this problems both as entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Prior to joining the Lewis Institute, she worked at MIT Sloan Executive Education.

Inspired by her experiences as a Haitian-American raised in both the US and Haiti, Rebecca founded a nonprofit organization, CHES, in 2008. Through her organization, she educates, mentors and funds entrepreneurs in rural areas of Haiti. To date, CHES has trained over 200 entrepreneurs of whom over 50% are women. The organization has also financed a women owned start-up that created five livable wage jobs in 2013. In summer 2017, CHES will be working 50 women who lost their livelihoods from the October 2016 Hurricane Matthew.

Rebecca is earned her MBA at here at Babson concentrating in Entrepreneurship and one of the inaugural cohorts of the Lewis Institute's Business & Social Innovation Intesity Track. Rebecca earned her undergraduate degree at Bentley College in Management.

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