“It will take more than women talking to women to close the gender gap in corporate America,” says Betsy Myers, director of the three-year-old Center for Women and Business (CWB) at Bentley University. “Engaging men in the advancement of women is the new frontier for every company in America that wants to compete and grow in the 21st century.”
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During the biotech IPO boom in 2000, a lot of people made money; but very few products ever made it into the hands of consumers. Bentley’s Laura McNamee, PhD, and Fred Ledley, MD, trace the problem to business models with a glaring gap between science and commerce.
Scientists and investors, they point out, have very different value systems.
Bring on your innovative concepts, early-stage business models, and creative entrepreneurs! Venture capital investor Paul Flanagan ’86 thrives on unleashing the value in a good idea and helping to build a great company around it. And his track record speaks for itself.
How does a global company build brand loyalty? Which new product has the greatest chance of success? Where should advertising dollars be allocated, in times when potential customers may no longer be watching TV?
For Museum of Fine Arts Boston CIO Tom Catalini ’90, art appreciation doesn’t necessarily begin in the exhibition halls and galleries of the storied institution where he works. It often starts even closer at hand for someone with a penchant for all things tech: on his iPad.
Back in 2003, Bill Kavanagh was a co-captain of the first-ever Bentley football team to earn a berth in the Division II national playoffs. This season, the Class of 2004 Falcon returns to roost as the squad’s head coach – the first alumnus ever to occupy the post.
The Bentley community is saddened to have lost the alumni, trustees, students, staff and others noted here.
Bryan Parsons '97 is working to redefine equality in corporate America. As associate director of risk management at Ernst & Young and an activist for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) equality, he understands the benefits of an inclusive workplace for companies and individuals.
Christine (Sorge) Freyermuth ’94 ● Partner — PricewaterhouseCoopers ● Needham, Massachusetts
As the lead recruiter for PwC at Bentley, you’re on campus frequently to interview students. What motivates you in the search for new talent?