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 2017 Schedule

September 8: How to Become a Babson Changemaker with Cheryl Kiser

September 15: The Kindness Diaries: Changing Lives One Adventure at a Time with Leon Logothetis '99, Founder of Leon Logothetis and 2017 Alumni Rising Star

September 22: Values Driving Value Creation with Craig Bida, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation

September 29: Well Being, Well Thinking, and Well Acting: An interactive feedback session on a new student venture (in collaboration with Babson Fresh Check Day)

October 6: Babson Students Driving Social Change with Babson's 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University team

October 13: Is CSR Good Enough for Business and Society with Cheryl Kiser

October 20: Changemaker Marketplace: How Do You Make Change? with Dallase Scott, Director of Change Management at GreenerU (NOTE location and time change. Good Business Friday will be part of the Changemaker Marketplace from 1pm to 3pm on the Park Manor Lawn)

October 27: From Timberland to Social Innovation Leader: Lessons from a Corporate Practitioner with Ken Freitas MBA'87

November 3: Gender Equity: A Key Sustainability Driver with Susan Duffy, Executive Director of the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, and Cheryl Kiser

November 10: Babson Entrepreneurship Forum: Make an Impact

November 17 and 24: Thanksgiving Break, no Good Business Fridays

December 1: TBD

View Past Good Business Friday Schedules