Alumna Spotlight: Dr. Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan

Dr. Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan NC ‘70 is the President of Educorp Consultants Corporation, Senior Innovation Advisor, Graduate School of Education, Education Entrepreneurship, University of Pennsylvania, and a former education industry entrepreneur. Dr. Kurshan has more than 40 years of experience in education as a researcher, entrepreneur, developer, investor, and company executive. She developed the first children’s software products for Microsoft and award-winning products for McGraw-Hill, Apple, CCC (Pearson), and others.
She is the author of several books, including Internet for Kids (Sybex), Exploring Creative Writer and Exploring Fine Artist (Addison-Wesley Longman), Understanding Computers Through Applications (Glencoe), and Activities for Kids and Kids at Heart (Reston). In addition, she has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the WISE Prize, the King Bahrain UNESCO Prize, 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors, 100 Edtech Influencers, and Laureate Tech Awards – Technology Benefiting Humanity.
Kurshan’s newest book, with co-author Kathy Hurley, is InnovateHERs- Why Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurial Women Rise to the Top. Through personal interviews with twenty-nine of today’s global, top-performing women in purpose-driven organizations, Kurshan and Hurley offer readers a unique, insider view into the diverse pathways to success. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, corporate leader, or new to the business, InnovateHERs provides stories and ideas that show you how to leverage your entrepreneurial mindset to accelerate your purpose-driven professional journey.