Faculty Profiles

Mary Gale

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Co-Faculty Director, Babson Fellows Program
  • Co-Faculty Director, BEE Women for Africa Launch & Grow program
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship

Bio

Ms. Gale is an educator, entrepreneur, business leader, and consultant with over 30 years of strategic, marketing, and operations experience across a broad range of industries including software-based services, diagnostics, telecommunications, surface preparation, consumer electronics, consumer packaged goods and education.

She has taught in the Babson college Entrepreneurship Division since Fall 2011.

Ms. Gale has been involved in eight start-ups as an investor, director, and/or senior executive. Most recently, she served as CEO of a start-up software services business, Pet Health Network, Inc. She was also a senior marketing executive at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. during a period of early growth through IPO. She began her career in product management at General Foods. Her consulting experience includes Booz, Allen; Marketing Corporation of America (boutique consulting firm in Westport, Connecticut); and her own assignments.

She currently serves on the boards of Sponge-Jet, Inc., Portsmouth, NH (advanced, recyclable, industrial surface preparation technology); and Gould Academy, Bethel, Maine

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • AB, Mount Holyoke

Academic Interest / Expertise

Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation, Technology Entrepreneurship, Managing Growth, Social Entrepreneurship

Courses

  • Degree Courses 2021

    • MSM 6121 LEAP:LEADING ENTREPREN ACTION PROJECT
    • FME 1001 FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS
  • Degree Courses 2020

    • FME 1000 FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS
    • FME 1000 FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS(FYP)
    • EPS 3541 LAUNCH GROW YOUR EXISTING VENTURE
    • MSM 6101 LEAP:LEADING ENTREPREN ACTION PROJECT
    • EPS 3520 MANAGING A GROWING BUSINESS

Publications

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Zacharakis, S., Zacharakis, A.L., Gale, M.D. (2018). InnerCity Weightlifting. Babson Case Collection.

Book Chapters

  • Gale, M.D. (in press). "One-page Business Model Template for Testing New Ideas": Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach, Heidi Neck (Editor), Candida Brush(Editor), Patricia Greene (Editor) Volume 2, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., Cheltenham, UK, publication expected April 2021. .
  • Brush, C.S., Gale, M.D. (2015). Becoming Entrepreneurial: Constructing an Entrepreneurial Identity in Elective Entrepreneurship Courses: Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom. Page: 305-322. Emerald Publsihing. link