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Candida Brush

Dr. Candida Brush

Candida Brush is a full professor at Babson College and holder of the new President's Chair in Entrepreneurship. Professor Brush is also Director of the new Ph.D Program in Entrepreneurship and will serve as Division Chair for Entrepreneurship. She is well known for her pioneering research in women's entrepreneurship. Professor Brush conducted the first and largest study of women entrepreneurs in the early 1980's, resulting in one of the earliest books on the topic, The Woman Entrepreneur: Starting, Managing and Growing a Successful New Business. Her continued research catalyzed studies and dissertations world wide. In 1997, together with four other researchers, she founded the Diana Project which investigates women's access to growth capital. A book, Clearing the Hurdles: Women Building Growth Businesses was published by Prentice Hall-Financial Times in May 2004. This international research project includes scholars from more than 23 countries and is sponsored by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, U.S. Small Business Administration, ESBRI (Sweden), and the National Women's Business Council. Professor Brush co-edited a book featuring new research about financing growth of women-owned businesses internationally: The Diana Project International: Growth Oriented Women Entrepreneurs and their Businesses will be released in December 2005.

Besides her work in women's entrepreneurship, Professor Brush authored several publications on new venture strategies and international entrepreneurship. Her research is published in both management and entrepreneurship journals including Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Executive, and Strategic Management Journal. Professor Brush's research is frequently featured in noted popular media including the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe and Inc. Magazine.

Professor Brush has contributed in the public policy arena as an author of chapters about women's economic development for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the International Labor Organization (ILO). She is a frequent advisor to the US Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy on women's entrepreneurship and was appointed by the Secretary of Defense to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) and served on this Committee for 3 years. In addition she is on the Board of Directors of Camp Starfish, a non-profit organization sponsoring a camp for emotionally handicapped children and chairs the Springboard Venture Capital Forum New England for 2004 and 2005.

Her work is widely recognized. Professor Brush received the Best Conceptual Paper Award for the 2002 SBIDA Conference and the 2001 Entrepreneurship Mentor Award, given by the National Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division in recognition for her support and mentorship of doctoral students and new faculty researchers in the Entrepreneurship field. Dr. Brush was one of 18 researchers selected to participate in the 1995 White House Conference Research Project: The Future of Small Business and Entrepreneurship into the Year 2010, and was recognized by INC Magazine in 1995 as one of the top 16 researchers in Entrepreneurship in the US.

Prior to joining Babson College, Professor Brush was an Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy, Founder of the Council for Women's Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CWEL), and Research Director for the Entrepreneurial Management Institute at Boston University. For two years, she was a Research Affiliate to Jönkoping International Business School (JIBS), Jönkoping, Sweden.

Professor Brush had early entrepreneurial experience in the airline industry and small business consulting. She was formerly co-founder of a land development company. She received her DBA from Boston University, an MBA from Boston College and a BA from the University of Colorado.

Nancy M. Carter

Dr. Nancy M. Carter

Dr. Nancy M. Carter is Vice President Research, Catalyst Inc and Visiting Scholar, INSEAD, France. She previously was the Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the London Business School and Richard M. Schulze Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Minnesota. She is an advisor to the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute (ESBRI), in Stockholm, Sweden.

Prior to joining the faculty at St. Thomas in 1997, she held the Coleman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at Marquette University.

Professor Carter has also been the director of the M.B.A. entrepreneurship program at St. Thomas, and been on the teaching team for the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership's Dynamic Classroom (LEEP), a training program for new entrepreneurship faculty from around the world. She has worked professionally in advertising and marketing research and works closely with government and private sector initiatives promoting women entrepreneurs.

Dr. Carter has served on the International Board of Advisors, Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden, and the Board of Directors of the Women's Business Research Center, Washington, D.C. Her research interests include the emergence of organizations with a special emphasis on women- and minority-owned initiatives, and the founding strategies of new businesses. She has published over 50 scholarly articles and book chapters including articles in Journal of Business Venturing, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Management International Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Human Relations, and Journal of Managerial Issues. She serves on the editorial review boards of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Development Entrepreneurship and the editorial team of the 17th and 18th editions of Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.

Elizabeth J. Gatewood

Dr. Elizabeth J. Gatewood

Dr. Elizabeth J. Gatewood is the Director of the University Office of Entrepreneurship & Liberal Arts at Wake Forest University. The Office is focused on creating and sustaining an environment that fosters entrepreneurial thinking across the entire campus community. She most recently served as the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship and Director of The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Indiana University. Gatewood was recently named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top ten best entrepreneurship center directors in the United States.

Her work in entrepreneurial cognition received the National Foundation of Independent Business Award for best paper at the 2001 Babson-Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference. She is a member of the "Diana" project, a research study of women business owners and equity capital access, funded by the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, the US Small Business Administration, and the National Women's Business Council. Her research has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, the Journal of Small Business Management, and Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.

She is a past chair of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. She received the 1996 Advocate Award for outstanding contributions to the field of entrepreneurship from the Academy of Management. Dr. Gatewood was named the Texas Women in Business Advocate of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. She serves on the Advisory Board for Spring Mill Ventures, a venture capital firm of the Village Ventures network. She served on the National Advisory Board for Entrepreneurship Education of the Kauffman Foundation.

Prior to her arrival at Indiana University in 1998, Dr. Gatewood was the Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center Network, an organization providing training and consulting services to entrepreneurs and small business owners in the greater Houston region. Dr, Gatewood founded and served as director of the Center for Business and Economic Studies at the University of Georgia from 1983-1989. She taught at the Nijenrode Institute of Business in The Netherlands. She holds a BS in Psychology from Purdue University and an MBA in Finance and Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialty in strategy from the University of Georgia. nter for Entrepreneurial Leadership, the US Small Business Administration, and the National Women's Business Council.

Patricia G. Greene

Dr. Patricia G. Greene

Patricia G. Greene is the Dean of the Undergraduate School at Babson College which holds the distinction of being ranked in the number one position for entrepreneurship education by U.S. News and World Report. Prior to this position she held the Ewing Marion Kauffman/Missouri Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (1998-2003) and the New Jersey Chair of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Rutgers University (1996-1998).

Dr. Greene earned a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a BS from the Pennsylvania State University. She was a founding member of the Rutgers Center for Entrepreneurial Management and the coordinator of the Rutgers Entrepreneurship Curriculum. At UMKC she helped to found KC SourceLink, the Entrepreneurial Growth Resource Center (EGRC), the iStrategy Studio, the Business and Information Development Group (BRIDG), the UMKC Students in Free Enterprise Program (SIFE), the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Internship Program (KEIP), the Entrepreneurial Effect, the Network for Entrepreneurship Educators and Researchers (NEER), and the annual regional Business Plan Competition.

Dr. Greene's research focuses on the identification, acquisition, and combination of entrepreneurial resources, particularly by women and minority entrepreneurs. She is a founding member of the Diana Project, a research group focusing on women and the venture capital industry. The Diana Project's first book, Winning Ways Women Build New Businesses, will be published in Spring 2004.

Her work has been published in journals including Journal of Business Venturing, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Research, Small Business Economics, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Small Business Management and The National Journal of Sociology. She serves on a variety of profit and not-for-profit boards and is a frequent speaker at national and international events. Prior to becoming a professor she worked primarily in the health care industry.

Myra M. Hart

Dr. Myra M. Hart

Dr. Myra Hart holds the Class of 1961 chair in entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School and has served as co-chair of the Entrepreneurship faculty for the past five years. Hart and co-chair William Sahlman were recognized for their leadership of the faculty with Greenhill award in 2000.

Hart has introduced several new courses in Entrepreneurship since joining the faculty in 1995. Working collaboratively, Professors Marco Iansiti and Hart created Starting New Ventures for which they won the Apgar Award for Innovation in Teaching in 1998. She and Professor Lynda Applegate introduced, Women Building Businesses, a field-based seminar for aspiring female entrepreneurs in 1999. Dr. Hart is also responsible for the creation and direction of several entrepreneurial executive programs: The Entrepreneur's Tool Kit, Women Leading Business, and Charting Your Course: Working Options.

Dr. Hart's research interests include high growth ventures, and women entrepreneurs. Her work with women entrepreneurs includes chairing the Marjorie Alfus/Committee of 200 case writing initiative at HBS and serving as chair of Springboard New England in 2000 and 2001. She is chair of Center for Women's Business Research, a member of the Committee of 200, and a trustee of Cornell University. She serves as a director or advisor to several start-up enterprises including Texada Software, Ortega, Versura, eLane, and Pasha's.