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Barbara B. Roberts

Former Entrepreneur in Residence (now Advisor) at the Eugene Lang Center for Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School

For over ten years, as Entrepreneur in Residence at Columbia Business School and Hofstra University, Barbara Roberts has taught about entrepreneurship and innovation and helped hundreds of entrepreneurs launch their companies. She is also a well-known speaker and writer about all stages of entrepreneurship, family businesses, and the economic progress of women.

Previously an economist by training, Barbara held senior positions on Wall Street and was the first woman to serve on Dean Witter’s board of directors. She then built and sold the award-winning stock photography company, FPG International, now part of Getty Images, and then the museum audio tour company, Acoustiguide, now part of Espro Acoustiguide.