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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

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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.


iRelaunch Conference for Women – Top Strategies for Returning to Work

Motivation, networking, expert guidance, concrete direction — you can expect all that at an iRelaunch Return to Work Conference. This one-day event is designed to meet the needs of experienced professionals returning to work from career break. Hosted by iRelaunch and sponsored by the Center for Women and Business.


Emerging Leaders Program for International Graduate Women

An innovative, one-of-a-kind program for 20 high-potential graduate international women. The program explored cultural differences related to leadership and gender dynamics in the U.S. business environment.


Divine Secrets of the Corporate Sisterhood

This first-of-its-kind conference drew young women from a variety of campuses. The main theme of the conference was women working together for a better tomorrow. The conference included talks from several executive and prominent business leaders, discussion forums and workshops, and networking sessions.