Susan Duffy is the Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College. The CWEL is a collaborative learning laboratory dedicated to investigating, educating and celebrating women entrepreneurial leaders of all kinds. Susan is recognized within her sphere of influence as a source of thought and initiative in developing innovative education programs and delivering system-wide value in diverse organizations.
Susan has designed and taught courses in entrepreneurship, management, and organizational behavior and is committed to creating learning experiences that change lives. Currently she serves on the board of directors of the International Council for Small Business, the Center for Women’s Business Research, and Venturing Out, a Massachusetts non-profit that teaches entrepreneurship to incarcerated and court-involved adults and high-risk youth. Before entering academia Susan was the co-owner of a commercial construction company and owned and operated the Ho-Lee-Chow Chinese Food franchise restaurant. She has held leadership positions in health care and worked as an organizational consultant and trainer in private and public work systems.