​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 2017 Good Business Friday Schedule

February 3: Pitching and Purpose with Emily Weiner 

February 10: Solving the Solvable: How PYXERA Enriches Lives Inclusively and Sustainably with Deirdre White from PYXERA Global

February 17: Business Lessons from the Nonprofit World with Gene Miller and Karene Alexander-Thorne M'16 

February 24: Reflections of a Babson Alum's Nonlinear Journey Through Social Value Creation with Ken Freitas M'87

March 3: Strategic Consulting and Designing for Social Impact with Senior Fellow in Social Innovation Ankur Sharma *PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE TO OLIN GRAD SCHOOL DESIGN ZONE* 

March 10: Scaling Social Impact with Katie Smith Milway 

March 17: Pitching and Purpose with Cheryl Kiser and Emily Weiner 

March 31: Finding Purpose: From Corporate to Nonprofit to Author with Abby Fabiaschi ’02

April 7: Local to Global Changemaking with 2013 Social Innovator Award Winner Dr. Kwabena Darko *PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE TO OLIN GRAD SCHOOL DESIGN ZONE*

April 14: Pitching and Purpose with Cheryl Kiser and Emliy Weiner 

April 21: Michael Kliska '15, President of Joe Grooming & Co-Creator of Good Business Friday

April 28: Leveraging the IoT to Solve Big Problems

View Past Good Business Friday Schedules