Ensuring that bright, promising, talented women and minorities are able to live up to their career potential is a serious issue that one might say borders on a movement. And removing any obstacles or barriers that might be in their way, from student to CEO, has been proven to be in the best interest of the businesses that hire them after graduation — diversity does wonders for a bottom line.But, what about before those students even reach college?
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As part of Bentley's PreparedU Project, Barbara Stevens, Hall of Fame coach of the Bentley women's basketball team, shares how the principles for success on the court translate to success on the job.
As a part of the PreparedU Project, we sat down with Vice President of Human Resources at Bain & Company, Suzanne Roeder, who shared her views on how companies can help millennial women advance in the workplace.
A generation that has been accused of being raised on praise, awash in trophies, and sheltered from life’s bumps and bruises may lag in developing a taste for risk. But according to a group of Boston-area millennial generation college students, the lessons that stick are often found along an untried path.Stretch early and often.
Bentley's PreparedU Project is periodically presenting profiles of companies that are helping themselves by helping women to thrive. Here, Jennifer Allyn, managing director of diversity at PricewaterhouseCoopers, shares how her company creates a culture of open dialogue about what women need to succeed in her organization.
According to Bentley’s recent PreparedU research, millennial women are concerned that they won’t have as many opportunities in business as men.
On this year’s annual Equal Pay Day back in April, Forbes reported that millennial women don’t think the wage gap — statistics showing women only earn 77 to 91 cents for every dollar made by a man — actually applies to them.
Last week, while commencement ceremonies were taking place across the country, small businesses and startups in Boston were celebrating National Small Business Week and all things entrepreneurial.
Bentley’s PreparedU Project will periodically present profiles of companies that are helping themselves by helping women to thrive. Here, Diane Danielson, COO of Sperry Van Ness International Corporation, discusses how her organization advocates for gender balance in leadership.
This blog is part of an ongoing series that focuses on what we need to do, to know, and to have for women to be truly equal in the workplace. Liz Brown, assistant professor of Law, Taxation and Financial Planning, offers new female college graduates some ideas that can make a big impact from the very start of their careers.
The business world has been abuzz recently with the shocking news that two of journalism’s most respected and high-powered women, Jill Abramson of the New York Times and Natalie Nougayrede of Le Monde, were vacating their positions as executive editors amidst controversy attributed to their gender and supposed gender perceptions, which may have played a part in their job performance reviews.
As a woman in business school and the traditionally male dominated IT industry, I’ve taken a particular interest in understanding the perception of women in the workplace. I’ve also been trying to identify and emulate how women overcome obstacles in their careers.
What’s in your backpack? There may be more than you think. Just a laptop and a smartphone open up the door to seemingly endless technology, says Bentley CIO Phillip Knutel. And the implications are big: Many employers expect millennials to be adept at everything from social media to electronic collaboration and communication to content management.
Our Women on Success series presents opinions, advice, and observations from women in a variety of positions. Some are just starting out, others are more advanced. The PreparedU research probed the issues they face. These writers are living those issues. In this first installment, Bentley undergraduate student Angela Scott '15 shares her thoughts on how women professionals just starting out can prepare for future career success.
For most college students, “market demand” is a term reserved for business courses. At Bentley University, it took on a different role, informing two new majors — Professional Sales and Creative Industries — that answer employer demand for skilled professionals. The move marks Bentley as the only major university in the northeast U.S. offering an undergraduate major in the field of professional sales.
Can today’s millennial women break through the barriers, stereotypes and inequities that have so plagued women in the past?
Why do women lag far behind men in the senior ranks of business? What can be done to level the playing field?In a keynote address to a forum hosted by Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business (CWB), a prominent researcher on race and gender relations in organizations said finding answers to these questions requires challenging long-held assumptions.
We all know that millennials are tech savvy, diverse and highly motivated when it comes to advancing their professional careers. But did you know that they're also passionate about social causes?
The fact that many of us had to overcome significant hurdles as we banged our heads against the glass ceiling doesn’t relieve us of the responsibility to help smooth the path for the women who come after us. If we don’t, how can we expect our male colleagues to do so?
You land your dream job and your first team assignment includes colleagues from China, England and the United States. Do you have what it takes to effectively collaborate with people who may look, act and think differently from you? If not, says Bentley University’s Katherine Lampley, your dream job may not last long.
Bentley’s PreparedU research study outlined a number of possible solutions to help millennials, higher education faculty and staff, and business leaders better meet one another’s needs. What does that mean in practical terms for college-age millennials? We asked a panel of experts from Boston-area schools.
When Bentley senior Aaron Pinet walked in to a job interview at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the first question he got wasn’t about his grade point average or accounting courses. The conversation starter was his service-learning work: presenting policy-related research on energy literacy to congressmen on Capitol Hill, or developing a financial literacy curriculum for prospective college students.
Higher education has taken a hit lately for not preparing graduates for a successful career. Arguments are flying that graduates walk across the stage with degrees that have left them ill-equipped for today’s complex workplace. In particular, employers are disillusioned by their inability to relate to and manage millennials.
When asked in Bentley’s Preparedness Survey what they most want in new millennial hires, business decision makers identified “integrity” as the top quality.But can integrity be taught?
When a panel of Bloomberg executives gathered at Bentley University’s PreparedU launch event, held at the media giant’s New York headquarters this past January, they emphasized one thing over and over: a college education should do more than just prepare students for jobs.