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# Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog

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14 Jan 2014, 10:00
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15 Jan 2014, 18:00
 FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: Stanford GSB Continues Pilot MBA Interview Process In an effort to offer applicants a definitive answer sooner rather than later,  the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA blog notes that the school will continue its new compressed interview timeline for applicants who submitted for the Round 2 deadline January 8th.The pilot process comes in response to feedback from applicants who said they would like to know right away if the answer is no, to minimize the constant obsessing and allow them time to refocus on other schools.With that in mind, invitations to Round 2 applicants will go out from February 3rd through March 4th only—not before or after those dates—and Stanford expects to issue the majority by February 25th.The waiting period is a painful one, but Stanford MBA admissions hopes that knowing exactly when those coveted interview invites will go out might ease the stress just a little bit.
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16 Jan 2014, 06:00
 FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: B-School Gender Gap The state of women in business school is a topic that garners frequent attention, and will probably continue to do so until the numbers of female students and professors even out with their male counterparts.Earlier this week, two schools published articles examining the gender gap. The Yale Daily News reported that women face a murky landscape at the SOM, with women making up just 20 percent of the tenured, tenure-track and full-time lecturer faculty at the school and female students making up 35 percent of the full-time MBA class of 2014.Several SOM students and faculty members interviewed described the school as an environment that is not exactly hostile, but nevertheless presents unique challenges to women.Alison Damaskos SOM ’12 said that women were not well-represented as teachers, as guest speakers or even as the protagonists in case studies at the school. Damaskos, who served as the co-head of Women in Management, the largest SOM organization for female students, told the Yale Daily News she was “reminded on a daily basis of the lack of female visibility” during her time as a student.Yale SOM Dean Edward Snyder has acknowledged the low percentage of women among its tenured faculty, saying, “It is a high priority of mine to increase that percentage and to have a more diverse faculty, and it is important for the SOM community to make progress on this issue.”The situation appears to be worse at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where The Daily Tar Heel reports a mere 15 percent of tenured professors are women, and women comprise about 28 percent of MBA students.“In the classroom, as the minority, we have to work harder at proving our expertise, our credentials and asserting our legitimacy in being in the role of the instructor,” says Sreedhari Desai, an assistant professor of organizational behavior profiled in the article.“Other female faculty members reported facing similar issues. I am no longer surprised when students report in their evaluation, ‘An older man ought to be teaching this class’,” Desai says.Though both business schools say that concerted efforts are underway to narrow the gender gap, female faculty and students say instances of gender discrimination persist. I invite you to read more about the situation at each of these schools, and if you’re a female applicant, take a closer look at what efforts of inclusion are happening on campus at your target MBA programs.You may also be interested in:Gender or Social Gap: What’s the Real Issue at HBS?Closing the MBA Gender GapStudy Examines Male-Female Wage Gap, Post-MBA
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17 Jan 2014, 06:00
 FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Stacy Blackman’s B-School Buzz, our periodic check-in with some of the MBA blogosphere’s applicant and student contributors. In this edition, Buzz bloggers share application pros and cons, questions for self-reflection, and their contingency plans if things don’t work out this season. Back after a brief hiatus—As is often the case, HammO took a respite from MBA blogging once the admissions process was firmly behind him. He’s paid his deposit to Cornell’s Johnson School, and is currently planning his employment exit strategy while working out his expenses for the next two years.Contingency plans—Domotron celebrates the 10,000 views mark of his blog this month and tries to move past the bad news from Chicago Booth and Wharton he received in December.  While Tuck and Kellogg are still on the table, Domotron is prepared to reapply next cycle if an admit this season isn’t in the cards.No more apps, ever!—Last week, MBA The NonProfit Way celebrated the awesomeness of never having to fill out another b-school application ever again.  Official word is still pending from most of the programs she applied to, but the UCLA Anderson deposit deadline looms. Everything is crazy up in the air right now, she says.Duke vs Harvard—Sarah explains what she feels are the pros and cons of the applications of the two schools to which she applied. While at first glance Duke’s straightforward format seemed a better fit, she eventually decided that the new open-ended format at HBS allowed her to paint a richer picture of her candidacy.Ask yourself these questions—Before you even think of writing that first essay draft, MBA Girl Journey recommends applicants answer four questions to save time, gain focus and clarity, and just maybe a leg up over other candidates.Do you have an MBA-centric blog? Want it featured in an upcoming B-School Buzz post? If so, email me at buzz@StacyBlackman.com.
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20 Jan 2014, 16:00
 FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: Family Business Gets $10M Boost at Cornell’s Johnson School Cornell University and its graduate business school made a big difference for John Smith, MBA ’74, whose family’s freight trucking business is among the 10 largest U.S. truckload concerns. Their wish for family businesses of all kinds to be owned and operated by subsequent generations moved the Smiths to make a$10 million gift to the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University to found the John and Dyan Smith Family Business Initiative.“It is in the best interest of family businesses and the country for these businesses to be carried on for many generations,” said Smith. “With a focus on family businesses at Johnson, good research will be conducted, educational seminars will address the unique needs of family businesses, and prospective students will be drawn to Johnson because of the family business expertise on campus.”The Smith Family Business Initiative will be housed in Johnson’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, and will fund three key additions to the institute:[*]The John and Dyan Smith Professorship of Management and Family Business, who will serve as the initiative’s lead faculty member[/*][*]The Smith Family Clinical Professorship of Management, who will serve as director of the initiative[/*][*]The Smith Family Research, Program, and Faculty Support Fund, which will support a number of activities, including course offerings, student and alumni programming, marketing and outreach, presentations by visiting executive speakers, and faculty recruitment[/*][/list]The Smith’s son Ian, currently earning his MBA at Johnson, is among many students from family businesses, who have joined Johnson over the past several decades—a trend that Soumitra Dutta, the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean, expects to continue.“With the Smith’s generous gift, we can now put in place a systematic program to help prepare students for starting, scaling, and managing a family business,” Dutta said. “The Smith Family Business Initiative will have a profound and lasting impact on family business and graduate business education at Johnson and Cornell.”The Smith Family Business Initiative is likely to be a game-changer for Johnson and for Cornell, both in the U.S. and the world, said Wesley Sine, faculty director of Johnson’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute.“Family businesses are the most common type of business on the earth, particularly in developing countries,” Sine said. “The greater the extent to which we help family businesses across the globe be more successful, the greater our relevance and the larger our impact.”Recognizing that family businesses are the foundation of economic growth worldwide, Johnson is moving forward quickly with both research and new and innovative curriculum specific to them. Sine is currently developing the Smith Family Business Initiatives first two programs—a course that will focus on the benefits and challenges that are peculiar to family businesses; and the Smith Family Distinguished Family Business Lecture Series, which will bring executives from the world’s most successful family businesses to the Cornell campus.Bringing the next generation into the family business was critically important to the Smiths, as it is for most families in business together. Yet there are many obstacles to be overcome. Infightings and misunderstandings can overwhelm a business, the Smiths said. Divisive issues are often emotional rather than business related.“Who do you go to for help in addressing these problems and proceeding into the future? Where do you go for information on starting a family business and keeping your children in it?” said Dyan Smith. “We hope Cornell will flourish in being the source for family businesses.”
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27 Jan 2014, 14:00
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27 Jan 2014, 21:00
 FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: Harvard Tops FT Global MBA Rankings, Again For the fifth time since 1999, Harvard Business School tops the 2014 Global MBA Ranking published Sunday by the Financial Times. Stanford Graduate School of Business occupies the number-two slot for a second year running,  while Wharton School swapped places with London Business School this time around, and Columbia Business School and INSEAD share the fifth place spot.In fact, seven of the top ten MBA programs are taught in U.S. business schools, but France’s INSEAD (ranked 5th) and Spain’s IESE Business School (ranked 7th) also make the cut. Financial Times calls Yale School of Management a “notable climber” for rising four places to 10th, noting that this is the SOM’s first appearance in the top 10 in seven years.The ranking also shows the salary of 2010 graduates of elite MBA programs has doubled over the past five years, despite a sluggish global economy. According to the Financial Times survey, 94% say they had achieved the salary increase they were looking for after business school.Stanford GSB graduates enjoy the highest salaries, averaging $184,000 annually. The second highest salary earners were Harvard graduates, with$178,000. Wharton graduates aren’t far behind though, with salaries averaging 170,000.The FT says its ranking is based on two surveys of the business schools and their alumni who graduated in 2010. MBA programs are assessed according to the career progression of their alumni, the school’s idea generation and the diversity of students and faculty. Compensation, however, is the most important factor in the ranking and accounts for 43% of the total weight. ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors _________________ Interested in a free 30 minute consultation with the Stacy Blackman Team? Sign up here: http://stacyblackman.com/contact Stacy Blackman | Stacy Blackman Consulting Inc | http://www.StacyBlackman.com | +1 323.934.3936 MBA blogger, US News and Author, The MBA Application Roadmap Stacy Blackman Representative Joined: 03 Nov 2010 Posts: 1675 Location: Los Angeles, CA Followers: 41 Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 0 Re: Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog [#permalink] ### Show Tags 29 Jan 2014, 07:00  FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: MBA Interview Myth-Busting from U. Michigan Ross In her latest update to the Ross MBA blog, Michigan Ross School of Business admissions director Soojin Kwon makes light of the frigid temps gripping Ann Arbor but assures applicants the b-school is still operating, “with recruiters on campus and the fearless admissions team in the office organizing team exercises and writing blogs.”With interview slots filling up as soon as they are made available, Kwon uses this post to dispel some persistent beliefs about the MBA interview process at UM Ross. Here, in brief, are some of the common misconceptions Kwon would like applicants to get straight.Myth #1: Ross only admits students who interview at Ann Arbor. Truth: Interviews are weighted equally no matter where they take place—on or off campus. In fact, just a third of admitted students interviewed on-campus last year.Myth #2: In-person interviews with alums are better than Skype interviews with students.Truth: ALL interviews are weighed equally. What you have to say is more important than the medium or setting you choose.Myth #3: Ross only admits students with a GMAT score over 700.Truth: There is a wide range, and many applicants with 750+ GMAT scores weren’t invited to interview. Your score isn’t the most important indicator. Myth #4: You’ll be denied admission if you don’t do the team exercise.Truth: Optional means exactly that. While you should take advantage of every opportunity to show the admissions committee what you’re made of, you can still be admitted without participating in a team exercise if your application and one-on-one interview are strong.Myth #5: If you don’t get an invitation to interview in Round 2, all hope is lost.Truth: No invitation to interview means the admissions committee needs to review your application further to determine if they will invite you in Round 3. You’ll either be waitlisted or not admitted, and this decision will appear in your account on March 14th.As you can see, the admissions committee really is run by real human beings who want you to prepare well, but relax and show them who you really are. “No matter what the outcome – interview, no interview; team exercise, no team exercise – it will all work out as it should,” writes Kwon. ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors _________________ Interested in a free 30 minute consultation with the Stacy Blackman Team? Sign up here: http://stacyblackman.com/contact Stacy Blackman | Stacy Blackman Consulting Inc | http://www.StacyBlackman.com | +1 323.934.3936 MBA blogger, US News and Author, The MBA Application Roadmap Stacy Blackman Representative Joined: 03 Nov 2010 Posts: 1675 Location: Los Angeles, CA Followers: 41 Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 0 Re: Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog [#permalink] ### Show Tags 30 Jan 2014, 06:00  FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: HBS Dean Apologizes for School’s Sexist Attitudes Earlier this week at an alumnae event in Northern California celebrating 50 years of women at Harvard Business School, dean Nitin Nohria used the opportunity to issue an apology to female students and professors past and present for any sexist or offensive behavior they experienced at the revered business school.Nohria told those in attendance that he knew that female students at Harvard have felt “disrespected, left out, and unloved by the school” at times. “I’m sorry on behalf of the business school,” he told the audience. “The school owed you better, and I promise it will be better.”One aspect Nohria intends to improve is the number of female protagonists in Harvard case studies from its current 9% to 20% over the next five years. According to John A. Byrne in CNN Money, Harvard-produced case studies make up about 80% of the cases studied at MBA programs around the globe, so this increase, though perhaps viewed as not ambitious enough, would have a considerable ripple effect on the way the majority of graduates view the business world.Reaction to the apology is mixed, and Slate assistant editor Katy Walden isn’t overly impressed by Nohria’s promises. “This whole mea culpa smacks of gesture and performance: Nohria’s one concrete vow, to teach woman-centered case studies one-fifth of the time, feels underwhelming in a world where we make up one-half of the population,” Walden writes.Nohria’s remarks may just be a delayed reaction to the New York Times front page story in September on gender equality, or lack thereof, at Harvard Business School. Even so, inclusion measures initiated by the dean with the HBS Class of 2013 have delivered on their promise of improving gender equality. The subject will surely generate future debate, and we’ll be sharing it with our readers here.You may also be interested in:Gender or Social Gap: What’s the Real Issue at HBS?50 Years Later: Gender Gaps Persists at HBS ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors _________________ Interested in a free 30 minute consultation with the Stacy Blackman Team? Sign up here: http://stacyblackman.com/contact Stacy Blackman | Stacy Blackman Consulting Inc | http://www.StacyBlackman.com | +1 323.934.3936 MBA blogger, US News and Author, The MBA Application Roadmap Stacy Blackman Representative Joined: 03 Nov 2010 Posts: 1675 Location: Los Angeles, CA Followers: 41 Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 0 Re: Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog [#permalink] ### Show Tags 31 Jan 2014, 06:00  FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: The Basics of Applying to B-School The Financial Times published an article this week with advice on how to apply for an MBA program, and I contributed a few of my own tips to the piece. For one, I always advise students to apply to a range of schools, some of which you could consider “sure things”, and one or two “reach” schools.Much of your list can be determined as you progress through the process. As you become more invested in going to business school, and your story solidifies, you made decide to add additional schools. Once you clarify your goals, you may consider schools that you had never looked at in the past. Similarly, this process may cause you to drop schools.The FT article has a lot of useful insight regarding the essay component of the MBA application, particularly in light of the dramatic shift that has taken place in this area during the current application cycle.Several top schools slashed the number of required essays and/or word count, and Harvard Business School made huge headlines when it announced it would only have one essay prompt, and it would be optional. Admissions director David Simpson of London Business School says that applicants have fewer chances to impress, so “What they do write has to be absolutely perfect.”If you’re just getting started in your MBA application journey and would like to know more about how much time you’ll need to devote to the GMAT or GRE, interview techniques, choosing recommenders or what mistakes to avoid, please check out this great overview article.You may also be interested in:The Do’s and Don’ts of Applying to Business School ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors _________________ Interested in a free 30 minute consultation with the Stacy Blackman Team? Sign up here: http://stacyblackman.com/contact Stacy Blackman | Stacy Blackman Consulting Inc | http://www.StacyBlackman.com | +1 323.934.3936 MBA blogger, US News and Author, The MBA Application Roadmap Stacy Blackman Representative Joined: 03 Nov 2010 Posts: 1675 Location: Los Angeles, CA Followers: 41 Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 0 Re: Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog [#permalink] ### Show Tags 03 Feb 2014, 12:00  FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: Waitlist Guidelines from Chicago Booth, UCLA Anderson While the waitlist may not seem like the ideal status for your MBA application, the good news is you’re still in the running while the school looks more closely at your application package in the context of the next round of candidates.UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Chicago Booth School of Business recently posted advice for Round 1 applicants who have been waitlisted, and since their suggestions are nearly identical, we’re sharing them together in this post.Waitlisted applications are considered in subsequent rounds, so these applications are reviewed side-by-side with those under review from Round 2.Waitlisted applicants will, in most cases, receive an admit or deny decision by the Round 2 notification date. The decision deadline at UCLA Anderson is April 2nd. Final decisions are released on March 27th at Chicago Booth.Some candidates may be invited to remain on the waitlist into Round 3.Both schools offer waitlisted candidates the option of submitting additional information in support of their candidacy.UCLA Anderson would like to hear from you if you’ve improved your GMAT score, received a promotion at work, or had a recent extracurricular accomplishment.Chicago Booth suggests applicants take a closer look at their application to determine any weak points, and reminds waitlisted applicants of the option to submit a short video explaining why you are a fit for Booth.No matter which school’s waitlist you may land on, make sure every interaction you have with the admissions department adds value to your file. As UCLA Anderson aptly states, quality is more important than quantity. An information overload will likely have a negative effect on your candidacy, so use your good judgement here! ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors _________________ Interested in a free 30 minute consultation with the Stacy Blackman Team? Sign up here: http://stacyblackman.com/contact Stacy Blackman | Stacy Blackman Consulting Inc | http://www.StacyBlackman.com | +1 323.934.3936 MBA blogger, US News and Author, The MBA Application Roadmap Stacy Blackman Representative Joined: 03 Nov 2010 Posts: 1675 Location: Los Angeles, CA Followers: 41 Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 0 Re: Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Feb 2014, 06:00  FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: Kellogg School Names Best and Worst Super Bowl Ads Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management has announced the winners of its 10th annual Super Bowl Advertising Review. Microsoft earned top marks for its “Empowering” ad, but other 2014 top-ranked advertisers include Cheerios, Heinz, Volkswagen, Butterfinger and Budweiser. Less successful were CarMax, SUBWAY and Audi, which all ranked quite poorly.“Microsoft not only led the ranking, it also embodied the inspirational tone of many of the ads this year,” says Tim Calkins, Clinical Professor of Marketing at Kellogg. “This sentiment also was reflected in the Cheerios and Heinz ads, both of which elicited the basic good feelings consumers associate with the brands.”Click here to view the embedded video.Audi finished at the bottom of the ranking, mainly because the ad featured a somewhat disturbing dog character that overwhelmed the brand. Other ads that fell flat include CarMax and SUBWAY; the CarMax ad was slightly confusing and the SUBWAY spot didn’t have the creativity required to break through the clutter.“Many advertisers this year used emotion in the Super Bowl spots,” says Derek D. Rucker, Sandy & Morton Goldman Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies in Marketing at Kellogg, who also leads the Review. “In some cases, however, the creative idea overshadowed the brand.”Unlike other popularity-based reviews, the Kellogg School Super Bowl Advertising Review uses a strategic academic framework known as ADPLAN. The acronym, developed by Kellogg School faculty, instructs viewers to grade ads based on Attention, Distinction, Positioning, Linkage, Amplification and Net equity.“The ad series, such as Wonderful Pistachios and Bud Light, grabbed my attention. I thought it was interesting to see how the ads built off one another to tell a story and reinforce the brand and its message,” adds Christine Fraser, one of the 50 Kellogg MBA students who participated in the Ad Review panel.A full list of the rankings is available here. ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. 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Sneva says Johnson moved up its deadlines in order to accommodate all applicants, no matter where they hail from. Final decisions in the third round will come in enough time to begin the visa process.Waitlisted candidates can take advantage of two sessions available to provide insight into how Johnson approaches its waitlist. Adcom member Nichole Grossman will host these sessions, so click on the links to register, as space is limited.Monday, Feb. 10, 8:00-9:00AM ESTThe Johnson School has also eliminated its fourth round in order to align its deadlines with two different matriculation dates for the one-year and two-year programs, Sneva explains.You may also be interested in:Family Business Gets10M Boost at Cornell’s Johnson SchoolFilling a Gap with Cornell’s New Tech MBA
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 FROM Stacy Blackman Consulting Blog: $10M Gift Funds New Social Impact Center at Georgetown A$10 million gift from philanthropists Alberto and Olga Maria Beeck will fund the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation at Georgetown University, the school announced yesterday. The center will foster innovation among students who want to build skills and organizations to solve society’s problems.Through the new center, students will learn how to design, organize and raise funds for careers in social impact, and meet global leaders who will help with the incubation of their new ideas for small businesses or nonprofits.The Beeck Center is unique in its university-wide approach, which will bring students, professors and community members together to creatively solve social justice issues. Similar centers at other top universities are housed within their business schools.“This is unlike other initiatives because it is for undergraduate students and graduate students, it’s cross-disciplinary and it touches on the entire university, rather than just the business school or the School of Foreign Service,” says Alberto Beeck, who is director of Virgin Hotels and the former president of a Peru-based cement company, Cementos Pacasmayo.Beeck adds that the family’s passion is education and connecting the social sector while also promoting solutions-based government policies.Georgetown University Provost Robert Groves will serve as the center’s executive vice president, and he tells the Washington Post the school wants to teach research skills by having students actively doing things and also meet the growing demand to support entrepreneurship driven by a passion to solve problems. Social innovation also aligns with the school’s Jesuit values for service, he says.Sonal Shah, a professor and economist who previously served as director of President Barack Obama’s Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the White House, will lead the new center. She also serves as a senior fellow at the Case Foundation and the Center for American Progress.“I really think that this is going to become an important beacon in Washington, shining a light on the importance of social innovation and putting a focus on the entrepreneurial spirit and approaches in the social sector,” says Jean Case, co-founder and CEO of the Case Foundation and executive-in-residence at the McDonough School’s Global Social Enterprise Initiative.“[The Beeck Center] will have great value not just to students, but to faculty and global leaders from all sectors.”
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