Executive Director, Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL)
Dr. Susan Duffy is the Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), where she educates, inspires and empowers women to transform their entrepreneurial potential into social and economic impact. She earned a Ph.D. in Management and Organization from The George Washington University, and is an advisor to a number of early stage companies, an angel investor, and a member of several boards and advisory councils.
Executive Director, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship
Debi Kleiman is the Executive Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, the hub for entrepreneurial activity and programs at Babson College. Babson’s undergraduate and graduate business programs have been ranked first in entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report for over 20 years. Kleiman has been mentoring Boston-area entrepreneurs for more than a decade and is on the advisory board for several local startups. She has a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Professor of Strategy & Innovation
Jay Rao is a professor of Strategy and Innovation at Babson College and teaches extensively in Babson Executive Education. His research on innovation and culture has appeared in the Sloan Management Review, European Management Review, and Design Management Review, as well as his 2012 book, The Discipline and Culture of Innovation. Dr. Rao has a Ph.D. from Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and sits on the innovation advisory boards of Bancolombia and Firmenich.
John H. Muller, Jr. Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurship
Andrew Zacharakis is the John H. Muller, Jr. Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurship and the Director of the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. He previously served as Chair of the Entrepreneurship Department and Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson. Dr. Zacharakis received a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship & Strategic Management from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the co-author of five books.