Core Design

JWLI-II provides:

  • Personal growth opportunities to be an action-oriented leader
  • Skills and knowledge from hands-on training with successful nonprofit organizations
  • Learning from the Babson Women’s Leadership Program: From Opportunity to Action
  • Coaching and mentorship to develop and implement a 2-year Action Plan, an achievable roadmap to turn a dream vision of social change into reality in Japan

Program Components

In Boston, JWLI-II provides:

  • Step-by-step coaching by Yasu Yamakawa, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College to develop the 2-year Action Plan
  • Hands-on training on management with leaders of successful Boston-based nonprofit organizations
  • Participation in the Babson Women’s Leadership Program, a 5-day intensive entrepreneuial management program, among other American women leaders and executives
  • Expanded networks of leaders in the Boston’s social sector

After Boston, JWLI-II provides:

  • Individual mentoring for two years for the Action Plan implementation
  • Progress monitoring through Fellows’ semiannual progress reports for two years
  • Opportunities to participation in the JWLI Alumni Association
  • Support and collaboration opportunities with other JWLI alumnae

Academic Partner

Babson College, located in Wellesley, Massachusetts, is recognized スクリーンショット 2015-11-07 11.45.27 PMinternationally for its entrepreneurial leadership in a changing global environment. Moreover, the College continues to be recognized for its curricular reform. Babson grants BS degrees through its innovative undergraduate program. It grants MBA and custom MS and MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Both programs are accredited by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Additionally, Babson offers distinct executive education programs to help companies reach their strategic goals: Custom Degree and Credit Programs, Consortium Programs, and Open-Enrollment Programs. By infusing the spirit of innovation into our academic programs, Babson educates leaders capable of anticipating, initiating, and managing change.

As part of the program, JWLI’s Fellows participant, among other mid-career to senior women leaders from across the U.S., in the Women’s Leadership Program: From Opportunity To Action. It is a 5-day intensive entrepreneurial management course offered for women professionals, not for undergraduate or graduate students, by Babson’s Executive Education. Click here for more information of the course.

Action Plan Coach

Dr. Yasuhiro Yamakawa is an Associate Professor yamakawa-yasu-1 of Entrepreneurship at Babson College.He received his Bachelor of Laws from Keio University (Tokyo, Japan) and completed his Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship at the School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX). Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, Dr. Yamakawa spent ten years working in Japan’s utility and telecommunication industries where he engaged in numerous corporate venturing activities and entrepreneurial start-ups. Dr. Yamakawa teaches in the areas/intersections of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and International Business. He comes from a multi-cultural background, having lived in eight different countries around the world.

Dr. Yamakawa’s research explores the stimulants and constraints behind entrepreneurial learning and growth. His current research interests include: Learning from entrepreneurial failure, dilemmas inherent in corporate venturing activities, failure of industry emergence, and bankruptcy laws and entrepreneurship development around the world.

Host Organizations

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