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Faculty Profiles

Susan Duffy

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship

Bio

Susan is the Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), a co-founder of the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab venture accelerator, and an inspired educator and advocate for gender equity as a driver of social and economic growth. Throughout her career Susan has recreated what is possible for the organizations she leads across diverse sectors including construction; food, nutrition and health; and education. Susan earned her Ph.D. from The George Washington University, is a member of the prestigious Wilford White Fellows of the International Council for Small Business, and in 2019 was named Practitioner of the Year by the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. She is recognized globally as an award winning entrepreneurial educator, is an investor and advisor to several early stage companies, and serves on the National Women's Business Council and the boards of the Tory Burch Foundation and the International Council for Small Business Women's Committee.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, The George Washington University
  • MS, The Johns Hopkins University
  • BS, Penn State University

Academic Interest / Expertise

Advancing Inclusive Entrepreneurial Leadership, Preparing Women to Lead, Promoting Gender Acumen as a growth strategy for all.

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 — Practitioner of the Year, US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • 2019 — Specialty Program of the Year: WIN Lab, Global Consortium of E’ship Centers
  • 2016 — HR.com National Finalist, Excellence in Leadership Education
  • 2016 — Teaching Women Entrepreneurship, SXSW Presenter
  • 2016 — Wilford White Fellow, International Council for Small Business
  • 2015 — Rosoff Award Finalist, Excellence in Leadership Education
  • 2011 — Professor of the Year, Simmons College
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