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Bentley’s Center for Women and Business and Governor Patrick Open Applications to Women's Leadership Fellowship


Bentley’s Center for Women and Business and Governor Patrick Open Applications to Women's Leadership Fellowship

As part of Governor Patrick’s Women in the Workforce Initiative, Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rachel Kaprielian today announced that applications are now open for at least 14 fellowship positions that have been created within the Executive Branch of state government. Fellows would serve in senior leadership positions for a year as part of the effort to grow the pipeline of women for careers that lead to executive offices and board rooms.

The Patrick administration is partnering with Bentley University and its Center for Women & Business to administer the program and engage fellows in leadership development and networking programs. Nearly 300 graduate students have already expressed an interest in applying for a fellowship. Click here to see a list of available positions and download the application. Applications are submitted to the recruiting manager for each individual position. The contact information is located within the job description document.

The paid, one-year fellowship couples a full-time management experience in state offices for women with a comprehensive leadership training program. The fellowship is targeted toward women in master's-level programs with an interest in executive leadership development. Graduate students can submit applications for the fellowships through May 30, 2014. Applicants will be screened and interviews conducted by the agencies in June, with selections to be announced by June 30, 2014.

For all questions about the Fellowship, please contact Jennifer James at

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit


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