Advancing Women-Led Entrepreneurship
Increase women entrepreneurs’ capacity to start and scale new ventures so that economies reach their full potential and more women and children can be lifted out of poverty.
- Babson was the first business school to establish a center focused on women entrepreneurial leaders.
- Babson launched the first accelerator for women entrepreneurs.
- Diana Project™ research has generated 1 billion media impressions globally.
- Babson is the lead academic partner on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program.
- The Centennial Class is 53 percent women.
Why the World Needs Babson
- Women invest 80 cents per earned dollar in their families, driving GDP up and mortality rates down.
- Seventy percent of the 1.3 billion people living in poverty globally are women.
- For every seven women, there are 10 men starting a new business in the United States.
- There are 200 million women entrepreneurs, yet only three percent of all venture capital funding goes to women-led companies.