Janet Strimaitis is managing director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College. She leads the team that is responsible for all of the co-curricular student entrepreneur programs; two applied longitudinal global research studies, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) and the Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project; and the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Janet joined Babson College in 2003 to expand the Symposium for Entrepreneurship Educators to a global delivery model. Prior to joining Babson, she had her own company through which she organized and implemented more than thirty international conferences in the USA, Europe and Japan. She has an MBA from Babson and an MS from Virginia Tech.