Women's Leadership Workshops

Who Am I? A Workshop on Authentic Leadership | February 21, 2014 | 2:00-4:00pm | Danielson (LAC)

Authentic leaders are seen as more effective because they are more trusted. Since each of us can be a leader wherever we are, it behooves us to understand what it means to be authentic.

You are invited to attend a workshop on “being authentic” sponsored by the Center for Women and Business. Led by Bentley Professor Susan Adams with Elisa Vincent, the interactive workshop will address the following questions. What does it mean to be authentic? Why should I care? What is my authentic self? When and how should I share the real me?



Participants will:

  • Learn about “Authenticity” – its meaning and its purpose.
  • Develop self-awareness through a variety of innovative “story” and “me” exercises
  • Create a personal and professional development framework
  • Develop a strategy for using authenticity at work and in life, for your benefit. Being smart about it.

Dr. Susan Adams publishes regularly in leading academic and practitioner outlets, focusing on changes needed for business success with rewarding careers for its employees. Her current studies concentrate on eliminating career barriers that women face and the careers, lives and leadership styles of CEOs. Additionally, she co-authors the annual Census of Women Directors and Executive officers of Massachusetts and supports the work of non-profit organizations dedicated to advancing women in business with data analysis.

Adams' academic insights, shared in and out of the classroom, are enhanced by her consulting work with more than 100 clients. She has taught a variety of management, research methods and statistics courses at Bentley, Chapman University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of California-Irvine. Currently at Bentley, Adams teaches leadership and management consulting courses. She has served on and chaired boards of companies and non-profit organizations. 

Elisa Vincent joined the Center for Women and Business at its inception in 2011, after having worked for a year as Associate Director of the Bentley’s Women’s Leadership Institute, where she managed all programming and marketing initiatives for the Institute. Prior to coming to Bentley, Vincent worked for ten years in higher education administration, specifically international education and academic advising.  Most recently, her roles included managing international programs at Boston University’s, School of Management, Undergraduate Program, which included the development and implementation of management and exchange programs abroad.  In addition to her professional work in higher education, Vincent has also taught and tutored Italian.  Her background includes working with students of all ages and from many diverse backgrounds.


Negotiate, Influence, and Motivate Today!  A Workshop on Getting Results Through Effective Communication Strategies.
March 4, 2014 | 3:00-6:00pm | Danielson (LAC) AND March 6th, 2014 | 6:00-9:00pm | LAC305


Negotiatinginfluencingmotivating are words we hear every day – at work, at home, interacting with colleagues, family, friends, and even strangers.  Some of us are great at it (or at least we think we are) and others of us struggle with being able to navigate the intricacies of these interactions and motivating others.

You are invited to attend a 2-part workshop on negotiating and influencing, sponsored by the Center for Women and Business.  Led by Bentley Professor Priscilla Glidden, this interactive, fast-paced workshop in designed to increase each participants ability to build effective stakeholder management skills.

Participants will:

  • Learn to effectively use negotiation processes in formal and informal settings – techniques that result in satisfactory, value-added agreements at work and in life.
  • Learn to employ stakeholder management tools to diagnose and deliver messages that influence.
  • Develop facilitation skills that can increase leadership and team productivity, innovativeness, and morale at all levels of work and life.

Priscilla A. Glidden earned her Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School, M.I.T. and her B.A. in Economics from U. of Mass/Boston. She is also a Certified Project Management Professional. For over two decades, she has developed curriculum and taught a wide range of university courses, principally for Bentley University in Waltham, MA, USA, and has delivered project management courses and executive education programs in the US, Caribbean, Balkans, Middle East, Europe and Eastern Europe. Currently she is at the University of the West Indies, Barbados, WI, where she was the first Coordinator of an M.Sc. degree program in Building and Construction Management. Since 1980, Dr. Glidden has also pursued a parallel and active consulting practice as a Senior Partner in a Boston-area management consulting firm, specializing in consulting on troubled projects. Her clients have included over 200 large, medium and small-sized private, non-profit and government organizations in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Central America and the Caribbean. In her early career, she held positions as VP of HR and Organizational Effectiveness for an international consulting firm, and as Chief Learning Officer for an international satellite company. Dr. Glidden has published in the areas of   labor relations, negotiating, conflict, leadership, teams and issues for women in work, and has served on numerous non-profit boards.