Entrepreneur in Residence Pat Henriques Receives 2020 Special Posthumous Legacy Award
Pat Henriques, entrepreneur in residence, Georgetown Entrepreneurship, was honored with the 2020 Special Posthumous Legacy Award at this year’s Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference. The award honors those who pioneered advances in entrepreneurship that created enduring impact on the field.
“She was a force for good that impacted thousands of students, hundreds of early stage founders, and dozens of higher education colleagues,” said Susan Duffy, executive director, Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, Babson College, who presented the award.
Duffy highlighted Henriques’ drive for social equality in entrepreneurship for women, veterans, and others.
“Pat embodied what it means to be an entrepreneurial leader,” said Duffy. “She looked for opportunities to create value and she was courageous in pursuing them.”
Henriques passed away in May 2020 after a battle with cancer. At Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, she was influential in revamping Foundations of Entrepreneurship, the introductory course of the Entrepreneurship Minor. She had been an entrepreneur in residence with Georgetown Entrepreneurship since 2017 and an adjunct professor at Georgetown McDonough since 2018.
She previously held appointments at other academic institutions, including Babson College, Oklahoma State University, Simmons College, and the University of Utah. A graduate of Connecticut College, Henriques began her work in entrepreneurship as the founder of Management Alternatives, Inc., a firm specializing in corporate relocation management. In 2002, she founded the Henlee Group, which advises clients on creating sound business strategies for lasting success.