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Pranjal Henning MBA’14

Pranjal Henning MBA’14

“The global connections I’ve made have opened me up and challenged me to continue to be an advocate for diversity and change in business for minorities and women.”
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​What is your pre-Babson experience?

Before coming to Babson, I earned an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. I previously worked at McMaster-Carr Supply Company as a sales operations supervisor in the Management Leadership Program.

Why did you choose Babson for your graduate education?

While working at McMaster-Carr Supply Company, I had the privilege of supervising the UX of the e-commerce website they were building at the time. This is where I was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and wanted to pursue an MBA degree focused on building up my entrepreneurial skills and product design—therefore, Babson was the obvious choice.

As a Babson student, what did you do when not in class?

I was president of the Babson Association of Women MBAs (BAWMBA), was part of the very first Women Innovating Now Lab® (WIN Lab) cohort, and I was closely involved in graduate research with Professor Candida Brush, including supporting the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL).

How has Babson prepared you for your career?

The diversity of Babson’s community has made all of the difference in setting me up to work abroad. Since graduating, I’ve been living and working in Germany for over three years, and my time at Babson and the global connections I’ve made have opened me up and challenged me to continue to be an advocate for diversity and change in business for minorities and women.

What was your favorite part of the Babson student experience?

My favorite part of the Babson student experience was being a part of the first cohort in WIN Lab. I learned what it means to feel supported and to give support to my fellow peers and felt that Babson truly fostered an environment of build, fail, and learn quickly.