2019 Award Winner
Patricia G. Greene
Patricia G. Greene was on safari in Zambia when she was first asked to come to Washington, D.C. to talk about challenges for women in the work force and ended up serving as the 18th director of the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor. Post D.C., she is professor emeritus at Babson College where she formerly served first as dean of the undergraduate school and later as provost. She also enjoys working (and investing) with Portfolia, a company with a new model for investing in the businesses women want to see in the world. Greene has designed many programs for women business owners, including leading the design team for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, serving as the global academic director of 10,000 Women. She has worked with friends as a founding member of the Diana Project, a research group dedicated to studying women business owners and their businesses, and she has worked with family as a co-owner of Artworks, a specialty household goods store. She loves to talk about entrepreneurship, sharing her soapboxes with anyone who will listen on how to change the way the world does business.