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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

Spring 2015 Good Business Fridays

Jan. 23: The Difference YOU Make: Diversity @Babson with Sadie Burton-Goss, Babson Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Jan. 30: Consulting for Good with Nick Pineda '11 of Innosight and Ana-Lisa Jones M'14 of Bain and Company
Feb. 6: From Babson to the United Nations to Sri Lanka with Josuel Plasencia '17
Feb. 13: Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Environment in Rwanda with Haya Alzaid M'16, Former Co-Director of the Babson-Rwanda Entrepreneurship Center
Feb. 20: Measuring Impact: The Rigor Behind B Corp Assessment with Kathy Washburn of 
Breckinridge Capital Advisors and Deana Becker M'10 of Preserve
Feb. 27: The Business of Global Health with Genevieve Barnard, Program Coordinator for the Schlesinger Fund for Global Health, and Craig Bida, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation
March 6: Entrepreneurship in Developing Communities with Rob Orten from the Peace Corps and Bradley Googins, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation
March 13: Pitch Your Idea to Cheryl Kiser and Emily Weiner, Director and Assistant Director of The Lewis Institute
March 27: Exceeding Expectations, How Special Olympics Transforms Communities with Mary Beth McMahon, CEO of the Special Olympics of Massachusetts, Doug Keith, Board Chair of the Speical Olympics, and a Special Olympics athlete
April 3: Navigating Sustainable Marketing: Greenwashing or Legitimately Trying? with Katie McDonald and The New England Energy Conference
April 10: Teaming up for Social Innovation with Katie Smith Milway, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation, held in the Blank Center Rotunda
April 17: CGI U Wrap-Up with the 2015 Babson CGI U Attendees
April 24: Babson Good Business Roadmap


Past Good Business Fridays

View Fall 2014 Good Business Fridays (pdf)

View past Good Business Fridays (pdf)