The prestigious Boston business school, Babson College, has bestowed the 2018 Lewis Institute Community Changemaker Award upon our president María Teresa Fernández de la Vega.
This award, which was handed over by Babson’s president, Kerry Healey, during the Babson Connect Worldwide gathering of businesspeople recently held in Madrid, which acknowledges people whose initiatives give rise to positive transformations in society.
Together with our president, the US American Leila Janah was also given this award as the founder and director of Samasource and LMXI, organisations that tackle poverty using innovative techniques.
Babson’s president, Kerry Healey, highlighted the two award-winners’ ongoing efforts to foster economic and social change among vulnerable populations around the world.
The Women for Africa Foundation collaborates with Babson College in its Launch and Grow programme, which is geared towards supporting businesswomen in Kenya and which next June will begin its third edition in the Boston school.