SOURCE: Leader Networks

Leader Networks

November 02, 2009 10:31 ET

Leader Networks CEO, Vanessa DiMauro, Chosen as Executive in Residence for Babson College

BELMONT, MA--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - Vanessa DiMauro, founder and CEO of Leader Networks, has been chosen as an Executive in Residence for Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Leader Networks is a consultancy that helps businesses foster online social networks in order to drive measurable business benefits from social media.

The Executives in Residence program at Babson extends the College's partnership with the business community. Business leaders such as DiMauro are available to faculty, students, and administration to help support programs and courses, serving as project advisers, student mentors, and ambassadors for the College.

"Babson's Executive in Residence program is truly unique in that it brings a practitioner's view to the educational experience," says Mark Biddle, John Rehm Director of Experiential Learning at the F. W. Olin School of Business at Babson College. "Not only are Babson students exposed to cutting edge business theory, but also they are coached by seasoned executives who have put that theory into practice as senior managers in major corporations. We are delighted to welcome Vanessa DiMauro as a Babson College Executive in Residence."

One of the programs DiMauro will participate in is the Babson Consulting Alliance Program, in which small groups of first-year MBA candidates are matched with companies from industries in which they have expressed a career interest. The students' relationships with these organizations begin in November and last through the remainder of the school year. Guided by an adviser like DiMauro, these teams work directly with company representatives to complete a spring consulting project.

DiMauro comments, "Topics such as social networking for business are essential, yet so new to the business world that they may not be incorporated into a college curriculum. By working with students and faculty at Babson, I can share my real-world experience in creating online communities for businesses, and help them understand how the business world is changing."

About Leader Networks

Leader Networks, founded by Vanessa DiMauro, brings over 15 years of social network and community building expertise to the enterprise. Leader Networks is a consulting firm that helps clients create professional peer networks and online executive communities, helping clients harness the power of new digital rules and tools to drive measurable business benefits from social media. Leader Networks provides a full suite of services for all stages of networking and community development. For more information, please visit

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