SUSAN DUFFY, EXEC. DIR. OF BABSON’S CENTER FOR WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP, IS NAMED BOSTON PIPELINE FELLOW

The Pipeline Fellowship, which trains women philanthropists to become angel investors, has named Susan G. Duffy a 2011-2012 Boston Pipeline Fellow.

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The Pipeline Fellowship, which trains women philanthropists to become angel investors, has named Susan G. Duffy a 2011-2012 Boston Pipeline Fellow.  Duffy is Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Leadership (CWL) at Babson College.
 
Pipeline Fellows commit to invest in a woman-led for-profit social venture in exchange for equity and a board seat at the end of the training.  The Pipeline Fellowship aims to diversify the investor pool and connect women social entrepreneurs with investors.
“We look forward to accompanying the Fellows on an educational, practical, and mentor-supported journey into angel investing that will culminate in an investment made by the 2011-2012 Boston Pipeline Fellows in a woman-led for-profit social venture at the end of the training,” said Pipeline Fellowship Founder & CEO Natalia Oberti Noguera.
A. Lauren Abele, Pipeline Fellowship COO, adds, “We have been warmly welcomed by the Boston startup community and we’re excited to work closely with local industry experts, change agents, and thought leaders during the next six months as we train our first Boston class.  Be on the lookout for these ten women: our inaugural Boston Pipeline Fellows will undoubtedly help shape the face of impact investing in the Boston community.”
Susan G. Duffy, PhD
Susan is the Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Leadership (CWL) at Babson College, a collaborative living laboratory of research, education, and practice that advances women as entrepreneurial leaders of economic and social impact everywhere.  Before joining Babson, Susan launched the undergraduate program in entrepreneurship at Simmons College, where she was named the 2011 “Professor of the Year.”  Currently she serves on the board of directors of the International Council for Small Business, the Center for Women’s Business Research, and Venturing Out, a Massachusetts nonprofit that teaches entrepreneurship to incarcerated and court-involved adults and high-risk youth.  Susan earned her PhD from The George Washington University (GWU) in Management and Organization, a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science from Pennsylvania State University.

By Barbara Spies Blair, blairb@babson.edu, 781-239-4621 | 11/28/2011 07:10