WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2012

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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The Brain Trust Patricia Greene At Babson College, Patricia Greene, professor of entrepreneurship, is similarly creating national and international change. She is currently on a special assignment for Babson, acting as the national academic director for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative—a program in which Goldman Sachs has invested $500,000 to help create an economic development program for small business growth. This program has been in existence for two years and already 675 executives of small businesses have com- pleted it. The small businesses who partici- pate must be in existence for at least two years, employ a minimum of four people, and have room to grow. Already the gradu- ates of this program are reporting positive growth—they have been adding jobs and seeing increased profits. Greene's role is to train the faculties at the community colleges, where the courses are being administered, on how to deliver the course. They currently 84 WellesleyWeston Magazine | fall 2012 COURTESY OF BABSON COLLEGE

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