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About Us

The Center for Women and Business at Bentley University is dedicated to advancing women in business, from the classroom to the boardroom.

We identify and leverage best-in-class policies and practices and provide tools and training to apply them to the workplace. We design programs to inform and support students and business professionals. Our robust programs and content focus on critical issues impacting workplace and gender diversity. We work with and for students, business leaders, and faculty to address issues such as:

  • The Multigenerational Workforce - Issues and Impacts
  • Men in Partnership to Advance Women
  • Mentorship and Sponsorship
  • Employee Networks
  • Advancing Women in the C-Suite and Boardroom
  • Unlocking Unconscious Bias for Inclusive Leadership
  • Women’s Workplace Retention and Re-Entry
  • Corporate Culture and its Impact on Workplace Diversity
  • Workplace Flex
  • Parental Leave
  • Wage Parity
  • Measuring Success

Programs For Business Professionals

CWB Corporate EventWe provide thought leadership and programs to meet the unique needs of early career professionals, front-line managers, and senior executives, including the C-suite and boardroom.

  • Corporate Partnership Program, bringing business leaders together to explore issues and identify solutions on workplace diversity.
  • Program Support and Development, including consultation on program design, information and resources.
  • Gearing Up, a skills-based leadership conference to inform and inspire women in the first decade of their careers.

Programs for Students

Student DiscussionWe prepare students for success and leadership in the workplace through experiential learning and academic theory.

  • Women's Leadership Program, a four-year leadership program that empowers young women with the essential skills, real-world experiences, and confidence needed to advance into leadership roles.
  • Student Fellowship, offering men and women real-world leadership preparation and understanding of contemporary women’s and families’ workplace issues.
  • Men of Alliance, driven by male students to learn about and demonstrate active support for their female peers in the classroom and the workplace.
  • Women’s Leadership Community, offering freshmen women early exposure to leadership and workplace diversity concerns.

Working with Faculty

Bentley faculty work closely with our center through research, speaking engagements, teaching and student mentorship. In partnership with the Bentley Faculty Research Council, we sponsor an annual roundtable series to highlight faculty research on gender and diversity issues.