Good Business Fridays

Join The Lewis Institute every Friday between Noon and 1:30pm in the Reynolds Global Lounge for open and casual discussions about creating and maintaining a business in today’s world.

Some discussions feature guests with insights on a key topic, while others are open forums for students, alums, staff, and faculty to support and advise each other about their business concerns, ventures, and ideas. Come when you can, there is no such thing as late!

Good Business Fridays

Good Business Fridays gather people together who have an interest in combining social impact and profit, and provide a forum to start cultivating their community.

These weekly conversations are a way to accelerate your journey around social value creation and amplify your impact in the space.  There’s something very special and almost counter-intuitive about the model. So much of our work at Babson is about purposeful, strategic action. It’s easy to think: “who has time to sit around and just chat?” But the reality is, a carefully built community of like-minded people is one of the most important assets any entrepreneur can have.

I hope you’ll join us on Fridays at noon in the Reynolds Global Lounge as we explore what it means to create social value through business; what it means to be a social innovator.

Cheryl Kiser
Executive Director, The Lewis Institute

Fall 2018 Schedule

Good Business Fridays have concluded for the spring semester. Check back later this summer for the Fall 2018 schedule. 

Spring 2018 Schedule

Jan 26: The Skillset and Mindset of a Changemaker with Cheryl Kiser and Emily Weiner
Feb 2: Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Uganda with Rebecca Obounou MBA’17 and Jacob Fohtung MBA’19
Feb 9: Global Social Movements with Erin Thornton, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation and Founder of the RED Campaign
Feb 16: Common Purpose: Being a Boundary Spanner with Julia Middleton, Founder and CEO of Common Purpose UK
Feb 23: A Continuing Babson Social Innovation Journey with Breeana Blackmon '15, Founder of Elevate Infinate and former Dream Director of The Future Project
Mar 2: Arts Driving Business and Social Change with Adam Sanders, Sorenson Center for the Arts and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Mar 9: Students Taking Action Now featuring the Take Action Now Summit Team
Mar 16: The Lewis Institute Unplugged
Mar 23: No Good Business Friday (Spring Break)
Mar 30: Gender Equity as a Key Sustainability Driver with Susan Duffy, Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership
Apr 6: No Good Business Friday, join us at the Ashoka U Exchange as a volunteer instead
Apr 13: Pitching and Purpose with The Lewis Institute
Apr 20: Building a Signature Corporate Social Innovation Program from the Inside Out with Nan Ives, Brand Strategist and Former SVP of Corporate Sponsorships at Fidelity Investments
Apr 27: Unlocking Opportunity in The UN Global Goals 

View Past Good Business Friday Schedules

Past GBF Schedule.pdf