USASBE Special Interest Group ‘Minority and Women’ recognizes Greene’s tireless efforts in the entrepreneurial advancement of women

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Babson College Professor Patricia Greene has received an award for her ‘Outstanding Contributions in Women’s Research’ from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship®​ (USASBE) and its Special Interest Group – Minority and Women Entrepreneurship.

Of her many roles at the college, Greene is known for holding the Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies, for her many achievements as Academic Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businessesand 10,000 Women programs, and as a founding member of the D​iana Project – a research group focusing on women and the venture capital industry.

Her ongoing research focuses on the identification, acquisition, and combination of entrepreneurial resources, particularly by women and minority entrepreneurs. She is also a writer and editor of notable books such as Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice Based Approach, co-authored alongside Professor H​eidi Neck and Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Candi​da Brush. Most recently, Greene also served as one of 45 cross-divisional Babson scholar contributors in the new book, Evolving Entrepreneurial Education, Innovation in the Babson Classroom. She previously served as Provost, and before that as the Dean of Babson’s Undergraduate School.

In 2014, USASBE named Patricia Greene a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow – the highest recognition that the association gives to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development, furtherance, and benefit of entrepreneurship, small, and medium businesses. She was also the recipient of USASBE’s John E. Hughes Award for Entrepreneurial Advocacy in 2012.

At the recent USASBE 2016 conference, at which Greene was awarded, Babson Professor and Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division Andrew Corbett also served as a keynote, and Professor Heidi Neck was of​ficially namedthe Association’s newest President.


The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship®​ ​(USASBE) is the largest independent, professional academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. It has over 1,000 members from universities and colleges, for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the public sector. USASBE’s mission is to support the development of entrepreneurship educators, who will in turn create the next generation of entrepreneurs. For more information, contact USASBE Executive Director Patrick​ Snyder at (269) 472-1449.

About USASBE Special Interest Group - ‘Minority and Women Entrepreneurship’

Minority and Women is a special interest group organized under the auspices of the Articles of Incorporation of the United States Association for Small Business Entrepreneurship®​ (USASBE) to promote and encourage the development and advancement of the programs and services in the specific entrepreneurship field and to provide a forum for information exchange. Together, the group strives to improve the success rates of underrepresented and historically-excluded entrepreneurs through research, practice, and pedagogy.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for 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 and Action®​ as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​

By Brianna DiPietro,, (781) 239-4548 | 01/14/2016 08:00