Co-Founder, Babson WIN (Women Innovating Now)
Heatherjean is a serial entrepreneur that is passionate about closing the gender gap in entrepreneurship. She is the co-founder of the Babson WIN (Women Innovating Now) Lab, a venture accelerator program that supports women founders to launch and scale high-impact ventures in both Boston and Miami. Prior to launching the WIN Lab, she founded a women’s ethical fashion company, Proxy Apparel, where she built global partnerships with women cooperatives to produce fashion-forward, sustainable apparel. She has worked extensively with for-profit, non-profit, and governmental organizations to develop leadership training programs, launch business development initiatives, and design experiential market efforts. Heatherjean is currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Massachusetts in entrepreneurship and gender studies, and her doctorate research is focused on the role of women in the cannabis industry. Heatherjean is a Trustee of her alma mater, Marlboro College, and a mother of twins. Follow her @proxybird.