In recent years, the dynamics of the global workface have experienced seismic shifts. An increasing number of ambitious, educated and talented women are entering the business world with great drive and even greater career aspirations. Yet, despite this influx, many corporations still struggle to retain their female talent.
Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business envisions a world where women no longer make up a small fraction of corporate leadership.
We engage preeminent thought-leaders and business executives to help them address the challenges of the ever-changing, global market for talent, and develop best practices to support, retain and advance women in the business world. In addition, we have created the Women's Leadership Program for students that has graduate student mentors as well as professional mentors. Mentors are also invited to all of our workshops and corporate events. We work with faculty to incoprotate women's issues in their courses and with student affairs in their extra curricular activities. We have developed a strong social media presence to keep women aware of external opportunities and discussions regarding the advancement of women as well.
The Center accomplishes its mission by...
- Provide ACTION STEPS to help companies create inclusive work environments where women can succeed and advance into leadership positions.
- PREPARE students to lead successful careers in business by exposing them to a variety of academic and experiential leadership programming.
- Conduct RESEARCH to gain a deeper understanding of the issues and to inform solutions that will benefit our partners and the general business community.