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Spotlight: Jennifer Gaudet '00
This article originally appeared in the Bentley Magazine.
“There aren’t enough women in business,” observes Jenn Gaudet ’00, a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Boston. “The higher up you go, the fewer female role models there are.”
To help bridge this gap for Bentley students, Gaudet has become one of those role models herself. The former Accountancy major supports the Bentley Annual Fund every year, targeting those gifts to advance women’s leadership programs at the university, where PwC is a founding corporate partner of the Center for Women and Business.
“The center is very unique,” she says. “It’s there as a resource not only for Bentley alumnae and students, but for all women in business.”
The work by her alma mater and fellow alumnae to shatter glass ceilings is part of why Gaudet is True Blue, that is, a donor who has given back every year for at least the past five. Moreover, in crediting Bentley with preparing her for a successful career, she wants to ensure the same for current students. There is also some enlightened self-interest at work.
“As an employer, I benefit from the caliber of talent at Bentley,” she says. “Bottom line, I hope other alumni recognize how important it is to support the Bentley Annual Fund each year.”
This summer will find Gaudet pedaling a bicycle 82 miles from Wellesley to Cape Cod. She is part of the PwC team taking on the Pan-Mass Challenge, which raises money for the Jimmy Fund.
Whether supporting cancer research or future Falcons, Gaudet is guided by the same principle. “Giving back,” she says, “is what you do.”
U.S. News & World Report ranked Bentley No. 2 among regional universities in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, up from No. 3 last year, highlighting Bentley’s high-quality faculty and academic programs along with the strong value that students receive from a Bentley education.