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Catherine Portner M’12


Catherine Portner M’12


Two-Year MBA


Co-founder, Portner Brewhouse, Alexandria, VA

Words That Changed My Life

“What makes a good leader—‘a good man speaking well.’ (It’s) impossible to separate character from effective communication. Communication and character are intrinsically tied.” – Sydel Sokuvitz

What You Need to Know about Babson

Babson is a fantastically friendly, supportive environment that makes it as easy as possible to get started. The entire community, from faculty, staff, classmates, and alumni, is always willing to lend a hand, ear, or shoulder when you need it.

How I Define Entrepreneurship

Determination and drive to solve problems facing the world no matter how big or small; constantly pushing boundaries and testing limits in search of meaningful solutions to those problems.


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