Donna Levin is the CEO of the Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College. The Blank School builds entrepreneurial leaders with empathy, morality, compassion, and drive to produce scalable solutions that can benefit individuals, communities, and the world. Prior to joining Babson, Donna held faculty appointments at Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management and served as the inaugural Executive Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at WPI.Donna was the co-founder of Care.com, the world’s leading online destination for helping families find and manage family care with over 33 million members across 20 countries. During Donna’s tenure at Care.com, she played key roles in building and leading high performing teams and scaling the company through rapid growth, 5 rounds of funding to IPO. Donna was also VP of Operations at Upromise, an online service that helps families save for college, that was acquired by Sallie Mae. Donna currently serves on the boards of directors of WBUR Boston, Zero to Three, Mass General Brigham Community Physicians Organization and the Mass Technology Leadership Council. Donna holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA from Emerson College.
2020 showed us that no industry can be spared from a crisis. But it took far less than a pandemic for Marie-Eve to see the importance of seeing a crisis as an opportunity. In this fireside chat, she will guide us through her experience in private equity and as CEO, and on the importance of change.