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CWB Women's Leadership Program

The Center for Women and Business is committed to preparing the next generation of female business leaders – leaders who are confident, compassionate, authentic, knowledgeable, and experienced.  We aim to inspire young women to define their own success and prepare them to influence corporate and social change.

The CWB is currently accepting applications for the Women’s Leadership Program, Academic Year 2014-2015. Applications are due by April 15, 2014.

Through a variety of academic and experiential learning opportunities, Bentley undergraduate women who are accepted to this program will gain real world knowledge, insight, and practice. 

Participants will:

  • Obtain essentials skills in negotiation, communication, collaboration, and more.
  • Learn about the various dimensions of women’s leadership – historical and contemporary theory, and proven and cutting edge practices for advancement through their career trajectory.
  • Complete this program more confident, ambitious, innovative, and strategic about their professional and personal aspirations.

Program Components and Requirements:

Fall 2014 Semester -

  • 1 Leadership Learning Orientation
  • 2 Skill Building Workshops/Seminars during Fall 2014 Semester
  • Peer Mentoring with Bentley Graduate Students
  • Professional Mentoring with an Executive Women in Field of Interest
  • Personal Development Plan Completion

Spring 2015 Semester - 

  • MG 3900 - Global Women's Leadership Enrollment in this course for Spring 2015 semester. Full semester course with embedded international travel. Seven days in Sweden studying the impact of social and public policy on women's professional development. Program participants must have room for this course in their spring schedules!
  • Access to a variety of professional networking events


Junior and senior undergraduate women who have demonstrated leadership potential are encouraged to apply.  Students must have at least a 3.0 overall GPA for admittance to the program.

The Application/Proposal Process:

Applications must include:

  • Completed Application Form.  See attached.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from a Professor, Advisor, and/or Employer (in a sealed envelope with the signature across the back)
  • Essay/Statement of Intent
  • Resume
  • Any additional and relevant materials that the applicant feels showcases leadership potential

The Essay/Statement of Intent:

  • 2-4 pages typed
  • Answers the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in this program? 
    • What aspects of this program interest you most?
    • What do you hope to learn from this experience and what do you intend to do with the knowledge?
    • What are your current personal and professional aspirations?

A good essay will outline the applicant’s familiarity with and interest in leadership.  It will mention certain skills and experiences that have influenced the applicant’s leadership potential or need for leadership development. 

Application Deadline:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Please submit all materials and direct all questions to:
Elisa Vincent, Associate Director,, 781.891.2306, LaCava, 298E

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