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Babson College Establishes Women in Technology Board
WELLESLEY, Mass., May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College has launched the Babson Women in Technology Board in support of the Babson Women in Technology Initiative (B-WIT). B-WIT's mission is to further support Babson women in the technology industry by providing resources, a professional network, and career advice about various technology-based careers and required competencies.
In March 2017, Babson announced the first cohort of Women in Technology Student Fellows for the Women in Technology Initiative.
"We created the Women in Technology Board to learn from business leaders and build a mentorship network for our students interested in careers in the technology industry," says Ruben Mancha, assistant professor of Information Technology at Babson. "The B-WIT initiative is fortunate to count with an outstanding group of experienced professionals and the support of Ian Lapp, dean of the Undergraduate School, and Keith Rollag, incoming dean of the Graduate School. In the 2018-2019 academic year, the Board of Advisors will guide the development of a Women in Technology program to reinforce Babson College's position in advancing women-led technological entrepreneurship."
The B-WIT is an initiative led by the Babson Faculty and Graduate Fellows, along with the recently instated B-WIT Board of Advisors. The duties of the B-WIT Board of Advisors include ensuring the continuity and effectiveness of the B-WIT initiative, reviewing yearly goals, supporting the Women in Technology Fellows in their goals, and assess the success of the initiative.
Babson Women in Technology Board Members
- Susan Duffy, Executive Director of Babson's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership
- Shaymaa Gaafar, MBA '19, Founder of Shay Jaffar
- Ruben Mancha, Assistant Professor of Information Technology at Babson College
- Maryfran Johnson, the Executive Director of CIO Programs at IDG
- Christina Van Houten, Chief Strategy Officer at Mimecast; founder and author of Women@Work
- Sara Spalding, Senior Director, New England Research & Development Center at Microsoft
- Jess Erickson, Research Program Manager and Lean In member at Facebook
About Babson College
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds(r). The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action(r) as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.
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