Patricia Greene

Patricia Greene

Patricia G. Greene is Professor Emeritus at Babson College, COO of Tilted Windmill Games, and Educational Advisor to the Women Investor’s Academy of Portfolia. From 2017-2019 she served as the presidentially appointed 18th Director of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor. Prior to her term in Washington, D.C. she held the Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College where she formerly served as Provost (2006-2008) and Dean of the Undergraduate School (2003-2006). Her earlier work including holding the Ewing Marion Kauffman/Missouri Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (1998-2003) and the New Jersey Chair of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Rutgers University (1996-1998). Dr. Greene earned a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a BS from the Pennsylvania State University. She was a founding member of the Rutgers Center for Entrepreneurial Management and the coordinator of the Rutgers Entrepreneurship Curriculum. At UMKC she helped to found KC SourceLink, the Entrepreneurial Growth Resource Center (EGRC), the iStrategy Studio, the Business and Information Development Group (BRIDG), and the Entrepreneurial Effect,

Dr. Greene was the founding national academic director for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, leading the Babson College team to design, develop and deploy the program’s curriculum, train the teams from the participating community colleges across the U.S. and manage the quality control system. She additionally served as the global academic director for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative.

Dr. Greene’s research focuses on the identification, acquisition, and combination of entrepreneurial resources, particularly by women and minority entrepreneurs. She is a founding member of the Diana Project, a research group focusing on women and the venture capital industry and grown with support from ESBRI, Sweden. In 2007 the Diana Project was awarded the SFS-NUTEK Award, given to recognize those who produce scientific work of outstanding quality and importance related to entrepreneurship. The Diana Projects books include International Women’s Entrepreneurship: Research on the Growth of Women Owned Businesses, Women and Entrepreneurship: Contemporary Classics, Clearing the Hurdles: Women Building High Growth Businesses (republished in Chinese). She has also written on entrepreneurship education, including the edited volumes Entrepreneurship Education (with M. Rice) and The Development of University-Based Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Global Practices (with M. Fetters, M. Rice and J. Butler). Her book Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach (with H. Neck and C. Brush) is the top selling book on teaching entrepreneurship in the world and a second volume is scheduled to be released in April. Her work has also been published in numerous national and international academic journals.

Greene completed her term as a federal appointee to the national advisory board for the SBA’s Small Business Development Centers. She also completed terms on the National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR Advisory Committee, the board chair of the Center for Women’s Business Research, and as co-chair of the Steering Committee for the Entrepreneurship Affinity Group of the AACSB. She has served on a number of boards of start-up and growing businesses. Greene is a frequent speaker at national and international events. Prior to becoming a professor she worked primarily in the health care industry. She was the co-owner of Artworks, a specialty home goods store in Gettysburg, PA.
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Patricia Greene joins Jim Blasingame to report on the concept of camouflaging business activity, which women have had to do for generations to avoid the societal and even legal impediments to women entrepreneurship.
Patricia Greene joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the coronavirus pandemic imposed unique extra disruptions and challenges for women as nurturers of their families and founders of businesses.
Patricia Greene joins Jim Blasingame to report on global research that indicates that all entrepreneurs, men and women, are similarly motivated regardless of where they live.