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Nike Foundation's Maria Eitel And LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman Named 2012 Babson College Commencement Speakers

He also believes strongly in the ability for entrepreneurship and technology to improve the world.  Hoffman serves on the boards of Kiva.org, Endeavor.org, DoSomething.org, and StartupAmericaPartnership.org.  He co-authored The Startup of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career.  Hoffman earned a Master's degree in Philosophy from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a Bachelor's degree with distinction in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. In 2010 he received an SD Forum Visionary Award and was named a Henry Crown Fellow by The Aspen Institute.  In 2011, Reid was named an Endeavor Entrepreneur of the Year.

Maria Eitel is the founding President and CEO of the Nike Foundation where she works to unleash the girl effect, the powerful social and economic change brought about when girls have opportunity.  Prior to the Foundation, Ms. Eitel served as NIKE, Inc.'s first Vice President of Corporate Responsibility. Before Nike, she served at the White House, the Microsoft Corporation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and MCI Communications Corporation.  Early in her career, she was a reporter and producer in commercial and public broadcasting. She holds degrees from McGill University (BS) and Georgetown University (MSFS), and Stanford University (SEP).

Eitel serves on a variety of boards, committees and advisory councils including the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on HIV/AIDS, Millennium Promise, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Lakeside School in Seattle, Young Presidents Organization International and the Acumen Fund. She is a regular speaker at local, national and global forums on corporate responsibility, governance, human and labor rights, sustainable development, philanthropy and social entrepreneurism.

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.  For information, visit www.babson.edu.

SOURCE Babson College

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