Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business (CWB) today brought together global business leaders to discuss strategies and solutions for advancing women to positions of leadership. The Center’s inaugural forum titled “Moving from Conversation to Action”, highlighted programs and initiatives implemented by businesses to advance women in the workforce.
With the number of women on corporate boards across the country remaining staggeringly low, Bentley is highlighted for working with the state of Massachusetts to publicly recognize companies that have women on their boards.
Senior Director of the Center for Women and Business and Professor of Management Susan Adams says women have a harder time reaching the $1M mark because their networks and access to venture capital are limited and they have fewer female business role models.
Bentley University collaborated with the Boston Club and Mercer to publish the 2011 Annual Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies. Research showed that little change occurred for women holding executive positions in these top companies since last year's report.
As part of the Tufts Health Plan Speaker Series, the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University presented Judge Nancy Gertner, retired U.S. district court judge for Massachusetts. The program was held on October 26.
Bentley University is highlighted for creating the Center for Women and Business, a center dedicated to the advancement of shared leadership among women and men throughout the business world and, in particular, the development and retention of women leaders at every stage of their lives.
The Center for Women and Business at Bentley University will once again present a workshop series for mothers who are weighing their career options. “(M.O.M.) More Opportunities for Mothers: Helping Women Professionally Refocus, Reinvent, Reconnect” is designed to assist women who are beginning to make decisions about the next phases of work and life. The five-week series runs on Tuesdays - September 20, October 4, October 18, November 1, and November 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bentley campus in Waltham. Mass.