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Faculty Profiles

Caroline Daniels

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Faculty Advisor, John E. and Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator Program
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship


Dr. Daniels' research covers Future Trends and Entrepreneurial Strategy and leads the Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative (FEI) at Babson College in the Arthur Blank Center for Entrepreneurship.

She has worked on the development of global business and technology strategies for numerous startups and the following larger corporations: IBM, Apple, the Economist, Financial Times, Ford of Europe, Boots Pharmaceutical, Shell Oil, GlaxoSmithKline, Chartham Paper Mills, New York Life, Bank of Ireland, Aetna, Marks & Spencer, Media Companies, and other leading corporations. She has facilitated multi-client studies for The Economist Group on the future of business.

Dr. Daniels has written for the Economist, the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Financial Times, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, and has published several books on Globalization and Information Technology with McGraw-Hill and the Pearson Group (Addison-Wesley).

Dr. Daniels has been awarded the Deans' Award for Teaching Excellence across all programs: undergraduate, graduate, and executive education. She received the International Association of Management Consulting Firms Award for Literary Excellence.

Caroline speaks on topics including: Future Trends, Globalization, Transforming Business with Information Technology, Fashion & Innovative Business Models, and Entrepreneurship. She is currently conducting research on Fashion, Innovation & the Environment, entrepreneurial strategy, the scalability of new ventures, and the coordination of executive decision-making in growing, global corporations.

Dr. Daniels has founded companies in the following areas: property development, publishing, and consulting.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, London Business School
  • MBA, MIT Sloan
  • BS, Boston University

Academic Interest / Expertise

Fashion and Entrepreneurship, Future Global Trends, Entrepreneurship and Climate Change.

Awards & Honors

  • 2013 — Deans' Award for Teaching Excellence, Babson College


  • Degree Courses 2020



Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Daniels, C. (2019). Author: Teaching Note Entrepreneurial Challenge: Vedavoo . Page: 14 for Case, 9 for Teaching Note. Harvard Business Publishing. link
  • Daniels, C., , . (2019). Daniels, C. (2019). Author. Teaching Note Entrepreneurial Challenge: Vedavoo : Daniels, C. (2019). Author. Teaching Note Entrepreneurial Challenge: Vedavoo (pp. 14 for Case, 9 for Teaching Note). Boston, MA: Harvard Business Publishing. Page: 9. Harvard Business Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Daniels, C. (2014). Exercises to practice creation: Future trends and entrepreneurial opportunities: Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach. Page: 205-208. Edward Elgar Pub.


  • Kelley, D.J., Ali, A., Brush, C.S., Corbett, A.C., Daniels, C., Kim, P.H., Lyons, T., Majbouri, M., Rogoff, E. (2016). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2015 United States Report: The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor US Report. Page: 65. Babson College. link
  • Daniels, C. (2016). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2015/2016: Special Report on Entrepreneurial Finance.: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2015/2016: Special Report on Entrepreneurial Finance. Global Entrepreneurship Research Association, 2016. . Babson College.
  • Daniels, C. (2016). “Chapter 6 Financing Entrepreneurship,”: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: 2015 United States Report.. Global Entrepreneurship Research Association.
  • Brush, C.S., Kelley, D.J., Ali, A., Corbett, A.C., Daniels, C., Kim, P.H., Majbouri, M., Lyons, T., Rogoff, E. (2015). Women Entrepreneurs: 2014 United States Report: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Page: 33-40. Babson College. link
  • Kelley, D.J., Ali, A., Brush, C.S., Corbett, A.C., Daniels, C., Kim, P.H., Lyons, T.S., Majbouri, M., Rogoff, E.G. (2015). Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: 2014 United States Report: 2014 United States Report: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor.


  • Daniels, C. (2013). Babson College Alumni Career Pathways Study.


  • World Climate Simulation Daniels, C. Global Entrepreneurship Week at Babson College, Online (2020)
  • 2020 Virtual Fall Fashion Show Daniels, C. 2020 Virtual Fall Fashion Show, Online (2020)
  • "Fashion Forward Actions for Family Enterprise" Daniels, C. Institute of Family Business , Babson College (2020)
  • Design Thinking & Future Trends Daniels, C. Leadership & Influence, BECC (2019)
  • Parsons-Babson Business Models Fashion Daniels, C. Parsons BUILD Program, BECC (2019)
  • The Role of Entrepreneurship Education on Entrepreneurial Intention: A Longitudinal Study Ali, A. Daniels, C. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Wellesley, MA (2019)
  • Leading from the Future & Power of Design Thinking Daniels, C. Leadership & Influence, BECC (2019)
  • Fashion Industry Environmental Sustainability w/ Amy DuFault Daniels, C. Babson Sustainability Conference, Wellesley, MA (2019)
  • Global Trends in Fashion Presentation and Discussion Daniels, C. Global Entrepreneurship Week, Arthur Blank Center (2018)
  • Leading from the Future & Power of Design Thinking Daniels, C. Executive Education Babson, BECC (2018)
  • Future Trends & Entrepreneurial Ventures Daniels, C. Welcome Babson Accepted Students - Admissions Example Lecture, Winn Auditorium - Olin Hall (2018)
  • Future of Fashion Panel Fall 2017 - The Fashion Industry 2020 and Beyond Daniels, C. Challenges to the Fashion Industry - Future of Fashion Company Panel Fall 2017 - Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative, Olin Hall (2017)
  • Fashion Challenges to Entrepreneurs - Business Models and Resources for Innovation Daniels, C. Babson College Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative Challenges to Entrepreneurs, Arthur Blank Center (2017)
  • How a Fashion Entrepreneur Invented New Business Models to Find Competitive Advantage Daniels, C. Jhane Barnes - Fashion Entrepreneur Presentation, Sorenson (2017)
  • Entrepreneurial Thought & Action for MSA/MSF Program Daniels, C. Entrepreneurial Thought & Action MSA&MSF Program - Rube Goldberg, Babson College Design Zone (2017)
  • Reinventing Retail and Fashion Daniels, C. , . , . Interview Seymour Holtzman, Chair DXL Group & Peter Stratton CFO, Arthur Blank Center (2017)
  • Babson College Spring 2017 Fashion Venture Showcase Daniels, C. Babson College Fashion Venture Showcase - Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative , Schlesinger Innovation Center (2017)
  • Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative 1st Wearables Hackathon Daniels, C. Mancha, R. Wearables Hackathon Challenge, Arthur Blank Center (2017)
  • The Future of Fashion Daniels, C. Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative, Babson College (2016)
  • Designing the World Through Entrepreneurship Daniels, C. Graduate Women Association of MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2016)
  • Discussing Fashion Ventures at Babson - Current & Future Explorations Daniels, C. Kiser, C. Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative Introduction, Arthur Blank Center (2016)
  • "Innovation and Management of Family Business in China.” Daniels, C. Chinese Family Business Association, Wellesley, MA (2015)
  • “Future Trends and Entrepreneurial Ventures.” Daniels, C. Venture Café for Goldman Sachs 10k Small Businesses, Innovation Center, Cambridge, MA (2015)
  • Building Business Models Daniels, C. Babson Butler Venture Accelerator, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • Entrepreneurship & Opportunity – Babson College Daniels, C. Milton Academy Entrepreneurship Club, Milton, MA (2014)
  • Future Trends and Radiology Daniels, C. , Boston, MA (2014)
  • Approaches to Identifying and Creating Opportunities Daniels, C. Lead America Career & Leadership Conference, Wellesley, MA (2014)
  • University Entrepreneur Networks and Resources Daniels, C. , Cambridge, MA (2014)
  • Approaches to Identifying and Creating Opportunities Daniels, C. Lead America Career & Leadership Conference, Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • The Entrepreneurial Process: Building Successful Business Models Daniels, C. Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Cambridge, MA (2013)
  • Rethink Music Daniels, C. Rethink Music Conference, on the Future of Music Entrepreneurship & Technology, Boston, MA (2012)
  • Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Daniels, C. , (2012)
  • Building an Effective Entrepreneurship Strategy Daniels, C. , (2012)

Professional Services

  • Program Organizer FEI-Mitchell Gold Event (2016 - Present)
  • Founder and Lead Faculty Fashion Entrepreneurial Initiative (2016 - Present)
  • Session Chair FEI- DIOR and Tyler Blank - Global Entrepreneurship Week (2019 - 2019)
  • Member Lewis Institute Social Innovation - Future Lab (2019 - 2019)
  • Session Chair stARTUP Babson (2019 - 2019)
  • Interaction with Industry FEI - Gayatri of Malaaya Embroideries Event (2019 - 2019)
  • Interaction with Industry Institute for Family Enterprise (2019 - 2019)
  • Interaction with Industry Mass Challenge Semi-Finals Judge (2018 - 2018)