Monica Ballin M’12
North America Marketing Manager, Converse Inc.
Words That Changed My Life
When someone verbalized to me that the word but means that everything said before that is null. It’s such a simple and obvious concept, yet very important. Communication is one of the most important tools in business, and in everyday life, so it’s little things like this that I always keep in mind to try to be the most effective communicator I can be.
How I Want to Change the World
I’m always looking for ways I can contribute to my community—both immediate and removed. Changing the world is a big undertaking; something that happens one person at a time. Through volunteering and linking my professional work to create social benefit whenever I can, I hope to make at least a small footprint toward the goal to change the world for the better.
What the World Needs from Entrepreneurs Today
More active problem solvers—people who can look at the everyday issues going on around all of us, and find viable ways to improve them through active, profitable, and sustainable businesses.
What You Need to Know about Babson
Babson gives you the time and resources to really hone your goals and see them through, regardless of whether they consist of starting your own business or working for a large corporation.
My Proudest Moment in Business
Finding my way into the company I’ve always wanted to work for, which is where I work now. I started building relationships the moment I set foot on campus, and ended up landing a job before I graduated. Very rewarding!
How I Define Entrepreneurship
Create. Act. Rinse and Repeat.