Patricia G. Greene of Texas is the 18th Director of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor. She joined the Department of Labor in November 2017.
Dr. Greene is a former entrepreneurship professor at Babson College where she held the Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies. While at Babson she served terms as first the Dean of the Undergraduate School and then the Provost. Dr. Greene was the founding National Academic Director for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative and the Global Academic Director for the 10,000 Women program, a global initiative that fosters economic growth by providing women entrepreneurs around the world with business and management education, mentoring and networking, and access to capital. For 10,000 Small Businesses, she led the Babson team for the design of the educational and advising program, training for new sites, the management of the national alumni program, and the supervision of the measurement and evaluation system.
Dr. Greene is a former Federal appointee to the national advisory board for the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Development Centers. She has also served as the board chair for the Center for Women’s Business Research and as co-chair of the steering committee for the Entrepreneurship Affinity Group of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Dr. Greene has numerous books and articles to her credit. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, her M.B.A. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and her B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University. She is a native of Hamburg, PA.