Honored among 25 finalists as part of 5th annual Healthiest Employers program

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The Boston Business Journal named Babson College a finalist in its 5thannual Healthiest Employers program alongside an impressive group of Boston-area organizations, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Tufts Health Plan.

The honor hails from Babson’s efforts in maintaining and improving employee health and wellness. Demonstrating these efforts are nearly 200 Babson employees from more than 20 different departments who are currently participating in the College’s ‘100 Days to Commencement Challenge’ – an initiative designed to promote fitness, wellness and a healthy lifestyle among faculty and staff. The program celebrates Babson’s upcoming Commencement by challenging employees to walk more than 100 million steps by May 16, 2015.

Employees are tracking their steps through Walking Works, an online tracking system that allows for a variety of activities, not just walking, to be counted toward their individual and department goals. They also receive a weekly newsletter announcing the top stepping departments on campus, as well as tips for advancing their stepping potential. Top Team prizes will be awarded following Babson Commencement 2015.

The 100 Days to Commencement Challenge is just one of many diverse Be Well@Babson programs offered on campus, including:

  • Masters Swim
  • Zumba®
  • Yoga
  • Boot Camp
  • Group workout sessions led by InnerCity Weightlifting, a nonprofit organization founded by Babson graduate Jon Feinman M’10
  • ‘Come as You Are’ Tai Chi
  • Meditation
  • And an array of events and seminars promoting healthy lifestyles

About Boston Business Journal’s Healthiest Employers Program

The Healthiest Employers finalists are chosen through an assessment process consisting of 75 scored questions that are completed by the participating companies. Finalists will be honored at a Westin Waterfront Breakfast on March 12, hosted by the Boston Business Journal and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

See the full list of finalists ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​»

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society—while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. ​​​​​​​

By Brianna DiPietro,, (781) 239-4548 | 02/27/2015 02:30