MEDIA AND FASHION POWERHOUSE SOPHIA CHANG RETURNS TO BABSON AS ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE
Sophia Chang, acclaimed fashion and music industry veteran, will be returning to Babson College this year as Entrepreneur in Residence for Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership ( CWEL). Sophia Chang first came to Babson to produce the college’s first Women Redefining Fashion show, and on September 24th – 25th she will return to kick-start her residency through a variety of activities that draw upon her expertise and experience.
“Sophia Chang embodies our definition of a successful Women Entrepreneurial Leader,” says Susan Duffy, Executive Director of Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership. “She acts boldly to create value for herself and others in the world, celebrates diversity in all its manifestations, and supports all women to be their best selves. As a role model, Sophia radiates authentic, positive power. We’re so pleased she’ll be joining us as our newest entrepreneur in residence.”
The CWEL In-Residence program invites successful women entrepreneurial leaders to join the Babson community and help others build self-efficacy as they demonstrate the thinking and action of entrepreneurial leadership. In-Residence collaborations have two parts: a standard set of CWEL-related activities and a customized set of activities based on the interests of the participant. In-Residence experiences are designed to be mutually beneficial to the In-Residence participant and to those with whom she interacts.
A living example of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action and pioneer of the music and fashion industries for over 20 years, Sophia Chang has worked with Paul Simon, Atlantic Records, Jive Records, and the Wu-Tang Clan. Chang has expertise in management, marketing, publicity, event production, writing, and talent scouting. She has managed acts such as D'Angelo, Q Tip, RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard (RIP), Raphael Saadiq, and Blackalicious. In addition to producing fashion shows for designer Vivienne Tam and Project Runway All Stars, Sophia Chang was also an account executive at a digital advertising agency, Sarkissian Mason, and wrote a screenplay for HBO.
The Babson College community welcomes Sophia Chang back to campus and is excited for her ongoing commitment to empower a future generation of young entrepreneurs.
Please see below for a list of activities Sophia Chang will be participating in and visit http://bit.ly/17BCOwd to register for the events. The One-on-One coaching session will open be open to Babson students only.
Tuesday September 24th
One-on-One Coaching with Sophia Chang One-on-one coaching with individual students interested in the music and fashion industry, and Sophia’s WEL journey. Coaching sessions will be 20 minutes each and should be self-guided by students and their questions.
Only open to Babson students
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. “Owning the Room:” Strategic Networking with Sophia Chang (Knight Auditorium): Interactive networking session highlighting Sophia’s art of “owning the room.” Sophia will share her insights and experience networking her way into both music and fashion.
Open to the public
Wednesday September 25th
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Roundtable Diversity Luncheon: Luncheon that explores Sophia’s leadership journey and the specific challenges that she’s faced as a woman of color in music and fashion.
Open to the public
About the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership
Founded in 2000, the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College (CWEL) fulfills and extends Babson’s mission by educating, inspiring, and empowering women entrepreneurial leaders to reach their full potential to create economic and social value for themselves, their organizations, and society. The Center does this through innovative education programs, events, and by supporting and widely disseminating research about the unique skills and experiences of women entrepreneurial leaders. Additionally, CWEL supports and advances gender equality as a growth strategy for individuals and for organizations of all sizes, everywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.babson.edu/cwel.