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Babson signs women’s entrepreneurship agreement with Saudi college for women

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Babson College and Dar Al-Hekma College said they have signed a cooperation agreement designed to support women’s leadership and entrepreneurship.

Dar Al-Hekma is a private college for women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Babson is the latest institution to partner with Dar Al-Hekma. Other partners include Columbia University, Lehigh University, and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts, Babson said.

Kerry Healey, president-elect of Babson, signed the agreement after addressing nearly 200 member of the Dar Al-Hekma College’s graduating class in Jeddah.

“I look forward to our collaboration,” Healey said in a statement. “Your graduates virtually glow with ambition and talent.”

Healey is a former lieutenant governor of Massachusetts.

Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.