Madison Grogan ’24

Madison Grogan ’24

Call Madison Grogan ’24 a connector.

As a high school student in Orange County, California, Grogan compiled a list of accomplishments and activities marked by leadership.

“I always try to help people and uplift them and inspire them every day,” she said.

She aims to put that people-first approach to good use during her four years at Babson.

Is there a moment or accomplishment in your life that you’re particularly proud of?

I designed a float for the 2020 Rose Parade and got to ride on it. That was such a proud moment for me. Entering an art design competition was something that I never could have seen myself doing. But, then, it actually happened. It just wasn’t something that I would do; it was something I did do.

What drew you to Babson?

I like Babson’s community—unique and diverse. I also like that Babson is a small school with a business mindset. I knew I would get the hands on instruction I need while also being able to connect with professors and other students. I knew at Babson I would be more than just a number.

Being an entrepreneurial leader means being someone who sees the world not as it is, but how it could be, and, then, trying to transform the world for the better.“
– Madison Grogan ‘24
on Being an Entrepreneurial Leader

What does being a Blank School Scholar mean to you?

It’s great seeing your work recognized by other people. And, I think that Arthur Blank is a very good role model. He represents somebody who persevered and got it done.

Why does the world need entrepreneurial leadership?

Being an entrepreneurial leader means being someone who sees the world not as it is, but how it could be, and, then, trying to transform the world for the better.

If you don’t have entrepreneurial leaders looking ahead, looking at how they can benefit the world, the world could stay stagnant. You need progress, and you need to be able to come at it in a way that is beneficial to solving problems.

Of Blank’s six leadership qualities, which one do you most identify with?

Put People First. I care a lot about other people and I try to make connections wherever I am. I’ve served in a lot of leadership positions. They’ve given me opportunities to meet people that I would not have met, which is why I always try to be so involved—because it’s important to try to connect with other people in any way you can.

What’s something that concerns you about the world today? What can be done about it?

Education. It is the key to developing a country and progressing a society. If we work to expand education of youth throughout the world, the world could be a lot better place.

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