Kara Miller Named New Director of Babson’s ‘Women Innovating Now’ Lab

April 11, 2018

Kara Miller, who launched a Boston program to help women entrepreneurs, is adding another women’s entrepreneurship program to her resume.

Kara Miller is the new Director of the WIN Lab. Photo courtesy of Miller.

Miller, who launched Women Entrepreneurs Boston in 2015, has been named the new director of Babson’s Women Innovating Now Lab Boston program. The WIN Lab is comprised of 20 teams of women entrepreneurs whose companies are at least in the beta stage, with the ability to scale. Miller will be leading the Lab’s Boston cohort finale on May 2.

Here’s a Q&A with Miller about her new role and why positions like hers, and programs like this, are important to the startup ecosystem. (Please note that Miller’s answers have been edited for length and clarity)

What prompted you to accept this position?

Having had the opportunity to partner with Babson while working for the city, I saw that they are really trail blazers in the world of women’s entrepreneurship, and I saw the tremendous impact they’ve had on WIN participants. With Babson being the number one college for entrepreneurs, I really couldn’t imagine a more perfect next step for my career.

What will you be doing in this new position?

In my position, I will be director of the Babson’s WIN Lab Boston. I will be leading the program. Right now we are recruiting for the next class. Applications are live and open until May 31. We are also currently finishing up with our current cohort of 20 women-led business and preparing for our finale event that will be held on May 2 at 6 p.m. at Babson’s Boston space.

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