New sponsorship will help catalyze the accelerator’s success as it connects and trains the future women business leaders of Miami

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Babson College has announced that FedEx Corp. is sponsoring the school’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® Miami.

The WIN Lab® a first-of-its-kind program helping women entrepreneurs launch successful businesses—was originally launched in 2013 in Boston by Babson’sCenter for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL). This year, the WIN Lab expanded to Miami with a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The program connects local women entrepreneurs to a wide range of experts for guidance, offers training sessions, and provides participants with access to strategic networks and co-working space.

As a global transportation company that works closely with entrepreneurs and small business owners, FedEx understands the importance of supporting such ventures, and the integral role entrepreneurs play in boosting the economy.

“The WIN Lab at Babson College catalyzes women to think big and scale their businesses,” said Heatherjean MacNeil, Global Director of WIN Lab at Babson College. “With the support of FedEx, the WIN Lab Miami will revolutionize the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and bring more women entrepreneurs to the cutting edge of innovation.”

“FedEx is proud to support the Babson College WIN Lab in Miami,” said Jenny Robertson, FedEx Director of Global Citizenship.“The program aligns well with our focus on Global Entrepreneurship, one of several giving areas under our FedEx Cares community investment strategy. We’re working to advance women and minority-owned small businesses globally, helping them access new markets and grow. The WIN Lab program has a proven track record of success, and we’re excited about the potential it brings to women entrepreneurs in Miami."

Together, Babson’s WIN Lab Miami and FedEx will support the best and brightest women entrepreneurs within Miami’s evolving business ecosystem and collaborate to enhance their success.

Learn more about the first entrepreneurs selected to participate in Babson’s WIN Lab Miami program (pdf) »

About FedEx

FedEx Corporation provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce, and business services. With annual revenues of $58 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 400,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit

About the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab at Babson

Created by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College, Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab provides women entrepreneurs with an inspiring community and a rigorous, experiential process that catalyzes innovative thinking and enables them to successfully launch or transform businesses.

Now in its fourth year, WIN Lab has been designated as one of the top two specialty programs for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship®; earned BostInno’s designation as one of Boston’s “50 on Fire” innovators and visionaries; and was honored by the prestigious Rosoff Awards for diversity.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®​​​. The top​-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial 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 make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action®​​ as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​

By Brianna Radicioni,, (781) 239-4548 | 01/09/2017 02:00