Her appointment was co-sponsored by Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation at Babson College, the school said.
Simmons is a judge on “Top Chef,” a food show on the Bravo cable network. She is also host of “Top Chef: Just Desserts,” Bravo’s pastry-focused spin-off of the Top Chef franchise,
At Babson, Simmons will work directly with the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Lewis Institute to mentor and guide Babson entrepreneurs, especially in designing strategic marketing and communications approaches to their enterprises, the school said.
“As an inspirational food communications entrepreneur, Gail Simmons will share her rich and diverse experiences with students and help them shape ventures that will impact and add value to the world,” center director Susan Duffy said in a statement.