Ashley Lucas refers to herself as a “recovering entrepreneur” after having spent the last nine years working in the startup space, as a founder, a co-founder, and a venture accelerator director. After launching and leading her own digital media company that took her through the MassChallenge accelerator in 2010, Ashley was recruited to co-lead a startup called The Welcoming Committee, a national events and travel company. There she helped grow a Boston-based community of 2,000 people into a membership base of 35,000 across ten cities. 12 employees, 300+ annual events, and a one million dollar investment raise later, she stepped away from the company to join the team at Babson's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL).
Ashley first joined CWEL as Director of the Boston WIN Lab, an accelerator program designed for women entrepreneurs looking to scale their businesses. After three years and unwavering support of the emerging women entrepreneurial leaders coming out of the program, Ashley was promoted to the Director of Marketing for CWEL. Now she spearheads thought leadership, research, and program marketing efforts at the number one school for entrepreneurship education worldwide in order to disseminate critical information and opportunities that can help female founders reach their ultimate potential.
How She Got There: An Evening With Female Entrepreneurs
In honour of International Women's Day we welcome London's leading business women for an evening of discussion on their journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur.