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Women's Leadership Program

The Center for Women and Business works with Bentley faculty, staff, and corporations throughout the world to prepare the next generation of  female business leaders enrolled at Bentley University – leaders who are prepared to work in a diverse, inclusive, and equal environment, who are prepared to be agents of social and corporate change, who are prepared and motivated to define their own success and strive to achieve it.

Our Women's Leadership Program is an intensive preparation course to train high achieving young women in essential leadership skills intended to enhance their potential to achieve senior level status within the organizations that hire them. With workshops on negotiations and leadership presence, these young women have an opportunity to create their own brand and be prepared to negotiate their own success. 

Through a variety of academic and experiential learning opportunities, Bentley undergraduate women who are accepted to this program gain real world knowledge, insight, and practice and obtain essential skills in negotiation, communication, collaboration, and more.
The students learn about various dimensions of women’s leadership – historical and contemporary theory, and proven and cutting edge practices for advancement through their career.
Students complete this program more confident, ambitious, innovative, and strategic about their professional and personal aspirations, and gain access to a variety of professional networking events.

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 Executive Women in Field of Interest
Personal Development Plan Completion

Spring 2015 Semester

MG 3900 - Global Women's Leadership. This is a full semester course with embedded international travel to Sweden and Denmark to study the impact of social and public policy on women's professional development. Program participants must have room for this course in their spring schedules!


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.


Click here to meet the 2014-2015 Women's Leadership Program participants