Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

Hetty Friedman '74

Hetty Friedman earned a BA in Fine Arts from Clark University in 1974. She continued her studies of weaving at the Worcester Crafts Center and her painting and drawing studies at the Worcester Art Museum School. In 1977, she earned an MFA in Visual Design from Southeastern Massachusetts University and an MBA from Boston University in 1985. Her fine art and functional weavings have been exhibited and sold at craft fairs across the Northeast. In 2000, Hetty founded Crafts for a Cause as a way to harness her skills as a weaver to give back to the community through philanthropy. The proceeds from all sales are donated to charity. She also consults for a fair-trade weaving cooperative in Solola, Guatemala and is a member of the Weavers' Guild of Boston. When she isn't weaving, Hetty manages the Off-Price Sales division at the William Carter Company, a manufacturer of children's clothes. Hetty served as a co-facilitator for the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Department's pilot LEEP program, CUExplorations: Create. Communicate. Collaborate. She has also served as a guest lecturer for the department on multiple occasions.