WELLESLEY, Mass., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College will induct Ralph J. Roberts, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Comcast Corporation, Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation, and Eileen Fisher, Clothing Designer and Entrepreneur, EILEEN FISHER Inc., into its Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs.
The induction will take place at Babson's World Stage, the 32nd Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs celebration, Thursday, April 28, 2011, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA.
This evening benefits entrepreneurship globally and is brought to you by Babson College, ranked No. 1 in entrepreneurship education.
2011 Distinguished Entrepreneurs
Ralph J. Roberts, Founder And Chairman Emeritus, Comcast Corporation
Ralph J. Roberts founded Comcast Corporation, one of the world's leading media entertainment and communications companies, with the purchase of a 1,200-subscriber cable television system in Tupelo, Mississippi, in 1963. From Comcast's humble roots, Roberts went on to create a company that serves more than 22.5 million customers and employs roughly 100,000 people. Today, he is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the company's Board of Directors, and his son, Brian, serves as Chairman and CEO. View full profile: http://www.babson.edu/worldstage/PDF/ralph-j-roberts.pdf
Brian L. Roberts, Chairman And CEO, Comcast Corporation
Brian L. Roberts is Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, one of the world's leading media entertainment and communications companies, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of NBCUniversal. Under his leadership, Comcast has grown into a Fortune 100 company and is the nation's largest video provider, largest Internet services provider, and the fourth largest phone company. The Company is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks. Additionally, Comcast has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and a large multipurpose arena in Philadelphia. View full profile: http://www.babson.edu/worldstage/PDF/brian-l-roberts.pdf
Eileen Fisher Clothing Designer And Entrepreneur EILEEN FISHER Inc.
Eileen Fisher's goal is to live simply. That includes getting dressed! "I'm a mother, a clothing designer, and a businesswoman," says Fisher, "my wardrobe meets my varying needs. The idea is, you just put your clothes on and go. You don't have to fuss, you don't think about them all day, you're just ready to … do what you need to do." View full profile: http://www.babson.edu/worldstage/PDF/eileen-fisher.pdf
World Stage Leadership
- Denise and The Honorable Craig R. Benson '77, H'03 1995 Distinguished Entrepreneur
- Laura and David Lamere '82
- Belinda and Henri Termeer '77, H'03 2010 Distinguished Entrepreneur
Academy Of Distinguished Entrepreneurs
Established in 1978, the Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs is the world's first entrepreneurship hall of fame. Babson College created the academy to recognize and celebrate the leaders who shape our entrepreneurial planet. The nearly 100 members are pioneers and household icons. View the list of Distinguished Entrepreneurs at: http://www3.babson.edu/ESHIP/outreach-events/Members.cfm
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