Susan Duffy

Dr. Susan Duffy

Executive Director of Babson College Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL)


Dr. Susan Duffy is the Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL), a co-founder of the Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab venture accelerator, and an inspired educator and advocate for gender equity as a driver of social and economic growth. Throughout her career Susan has recreated what is possible for the organizations she leads across diverse sectors including construction; food, nutrition and health; and education. 

Susan earned her Ph.D. from The George Washington University, was inducted into the prestigious Wilford White Fellows of the International Council for Small Business, and in 2019 received the Practitioner of the Year award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

She has been recognized globally as an award winning entrepreneurial educator, is an investor and advisor to several early stage companies, and serves on the boards of the Tory Burch Foundation, the International Council for Small Business, and the University of Calgary Hunter Hub.