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​Good Business Fridays

Join The Lewis Institute every Friday between Noon and 1:30pm in the Reynolds Global Lounge for open and casual discussions about creating and maintaining a business in today’s world.

Some discussions feature guests with insights on a key topic, while others are open forums for students, alums, staff, and faculty to support and advise each other about their business concerns, ventures, and ideas. Come when you can, there is no such thing as late!​

Good Business Fridays

Good Business Fridays gather people together who have an interest in combining social impact and profit, and provide a forum to start cultivating their community.

These weekly conversations are a way to accelerate your journey around social value creation and amplify your impact in the space.  There’s something very special and almost counter-intuitive about the model. So much of our work at Babson is about purposeful, strategic action. It’s easy to think: “who has time to sit around and just chat?” But the reality is, a carefully built community of like-minded people is one of the most important assets any entrepreneur can have.

I hope you’ll join us on Fridays at noon in the Reynolds Global Lounge as we explore what it means to create social value through business; what it means to be a social innovator.

Cheryl Kiser
Executive Director, The Lewis Institute

Fall 2016 Good Business Friday Schedule:

September 9: Global Opportunities for Making a Difference featuring Carol Atwood, Founder and Managing Director of Spartacus Capital and Entrepreneur-in-Residence

September 16: From Babson to For Profit Social Enterprise with Tara Foley M'13, Founder of Follain

September 23: Hacking Healthcare with Professor Wiljeana Glover

September 30: Impact Investing: Revenue Driving Change with Kate Huntington, Managing Director at Athena Capital

October 7: Pitch Your Social Impact Ideas and Get Real Time Feedback from The Lewis Institute's Cheryl Kiser and Emily Weiner

October 14: Purpose, Profits, and People with Craig Bida, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation

October 21: Social Impact Driving Business Decisions with Kathleen Tullie: Founder of BOKS and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Reebok. LOCATION CHANGE: Olin Hall (Grad School) Design Zone Room 125

October 28: Open Hiring as a Competitive Advantage: Lessons from Greyston Bakery with Evadne Cokeh M'17

November 4: Entrepreneuring in the Social Sector with Gene Miller, Director of Social Sector Impact 

November 11:  In lieu of Good Business Friday we encourage everyone to attend the Babson Entrepreneurship Forum

December 2: The Responsible Entrepreneur with Carol Sanford

Past Good Business Fridays

​Past GBFs.pdf