CAPE TOWN – Business Report editor Adri Senekal de Wet had the opportunity on Monday to sit down with a woman who has broken the glass ceiling in US education, Babson College President Kerry Healey.
Healey is the first female to hold the title of President at Babson since its inception in 1919.
Babson College is a private business school in the US and focuses on entrepreneurship education.
The college is often ranked as the best entrepreneurship college in the United States.
In 2014, CNN's Money Magazine named Babson the number one college in the country for value and in 2015 the magazine ranked it second.
In 2015 the Economist also ranked Babson second on its list of best colleges and universities in outperforming earnings expectations.
Healey was named President of the college in 2013, since then she has focused on improving the school’s financial standing and affordability.
Both Moody’s and S&P upgraded the school’s bond ratings in July 2015, thanks in part to Healey’s leadership.
From June 30, 2013, to June 30, 2014, Babson's endowment grew from $275 million to $332 million.
One of the most important things Healey has done at Babson has been the creation of her Global Scholars Programme. The initiative provides needy students with a full ‘need-based scholarship’.
Watch Business Reports' interview below:
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