Serving the next Generation of Leaders: A key component of the center’s mission is to encourage young people to enter business through undergraduate and graduate education that promotes inclusion and diversity, instills resolve to make a difference in the workplace and wider society, and develops the skills for succeeding in professional life.
During the Spring 2012 semester, the CWB funded ten student projects following a competitive bidding process in response to a request for proposals. This process funded student programing, research, and activities for a wide variety of undergraduate students, graduate students, and administrative departments.
Women@Work: Educating, Supporting, and Advancing Bentley Women
Women@Work is a series of workshops and events designed to provide Bentley students with the skills and insights necessary to succeed in life and at work. The CWB coordinates various workshops and events throughout each semester that meet the academic and career needs of our students. The series creates awareness for the diversity business case among young students and provides older students with access to skill building workshops (taught by practitioners and Bentley faculty) and networking opportunities. All students are welcome to participate.
For Academic Year 2012-2013, the Women@Work Series included:
- A training session for leaders of women's student organizations;
- A module on gender diversity for all Freshmen Seminar students, male & female;
- Three informal lunch conversations with Betsy Myers (Brown Bags with Betsy) and interested students
TUFTS HEALTH PLAN SPEAKER SERIES
Each year, the CWB hosts a prestigious women speaker on campus as part of the Tufts Health Plan Women’s Leadership Speaker Series. The speakers exemplify executive leadership in their industry. They are prominent visionaries and agents of change who have made an impact on their organizations and society in general. All students and members of the Bentley community are invited to attend. Most speakers meet with students in small groups prior to their talk.
CWB & PwC
Each semester, the CWB offers a variety of skill development and networking workshops with its Founding Corporate Partner, PwC. The workshops and events are sponsored by PwC and taught by PwC professionals. Recent programs included a dinner event designed to help students make a positive impression on prospective employers over dinner and a workshop on developing a personal brand that is authentic and makes one stand out from the crowd. The workshops allow students networking opportunities with executives and professionals and teach skills and knowledge necessary for corporate leadership.
PROGRAMS FOR 2012-2013:
- Tufts Health Plan Women’s Leadership Speaker – October 16th, 2012
Linda Mason, co-founder and chair of Bright Horizons Family Solutions and a global humanitarian leader.
- Brown Bags with Betsy - October 3rd, November 14th, February 27th. Topics included: taking the lead in life and work, political issues in the election that are important to women, and leveraging your connections for professional success.
- CWB/PwC: Etiquette Dinner November 27th
- CWB/PwC: Personal Brand Workshop March 27th
Student Leadership Dinner and Networking: February 27th
Students were invited to join Betsy Myers and the CWB for a student leadership dinner to learn how to ramp up leadership skills and motivate others by using the seven leadership principles, in life and work.
- Certified Bentley Leader Program: CWB held a workshop for all CBL students on Gender Intelligence for Professional Success, March 18th.
The Center for Women and Business is currently developing a Student Leadership Program that will encompass academic programs and professional leadership opportunities for Bentley students.