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Past Events

Events sponsored by the Center for Women and Business in the 2011-2012 academic year. Sign up for our e-newsletter to get alerts about our upcoming events. View our event photo galleries on Facebook.

CWB Events

Gearing Up Conference

More information to come. To learn more and see last year's event - visit Gearing Up Conference

Time Out! Rethinking “Time” and the Ways We Work

There simply is not enough time for {you fill in the blank}. In virtually every business setting today, increased time demands and a culture of pervasive overwork present a range of unattractive options for men and women at all stages of their careers, from entry level to CEO. While the burdens of escalating time demands have fallen disproportionately upon women, the issue is one that adversely affects men as well.

A Conversation with Deborah Dunsire - Translating Science into Business


Join with us for a conversation with Deborah Dunsire, President and CEO Envivo Pharmaceuticals.  Learn the about the opportunities and challenges of translating science into business and network with a great group.

The event part of ongoing effort to bring WEST programs to the Route 128/Waltham area and is being carried out jointly with Bentley University’s Center for the Integration of Science and Industry and the Center for Women and Business.

Gearing Up Conference 2013

The Gearing Up Conference is offered yearly for professional women in the first decade of their careers.

Best Practices Forum: Advancing Women Through Executive Sponsorship

Join us for our next Best Practices Forum on Sponsorship. 


8:30-9:00am: Registration, Networking & Breakfast

9:00-9:15am: Welcome from Betsy Myers

9:15-10:00am: Morning Session - Does it Matter? Tools & Techniques
- What is sponsorship?
- Why sponsorship matters
- Keys to a successful sponsorship program

Taking Charge: Women's Executive Leadership Program

A Unique 8-Day Executive Development Experience for Women

What are the critical elements that make the difference between management and leadership – the factors that move you from managing a team to the executive suite? Taking Charge is a seven day program for women in mid-to-senior management with a primary goal of developing the professional presence and leadership skill set necessary to succeed at an executive level in organizations.

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Best Practices Forum: Leveraging Gender Intelligence

Corporate leaders from around the country will convene at Bentley University to participate in a series of Best Practice Forums. The first forum entitled – Leveraging Gender Intelligence - will take place on December 13, 2012.

The Bentley Microfinance Conference

The Bentley Microfinance Group hosted its first conference to share its pioneering work as one of the first principally student-run microfinance organizations in the country. The event highlighted the group's past, present and future in providing modest loans to small businesses, many operated by women.