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The Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business

Advancing Women and Workplace Diversity

The Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business (CWB) at Bentley University provides thought leadership on critical diversity issues, and offers tools and training to foster inclusive organizations. Our programs inform and empower students, alumni, and business professionals — from the classroom to the boardroom. About the CWB.

Diversity and Inclusion Insights and Interventions

CWB News and Updates
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Prepare to Move Ahead

Taking Charge is a 7-day intensive leadership experience for mid – to – senior-level female managers looking to gain the executive presence and capabilities necessary to lead at the executive level. The program includes a 360° leadership assessment, executive coaching, and interactive classes focused on critical skills including effective negotiation, communication, and change management.

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New CWB Report: The Workplace Journey: Caregiving, Career Breaks, and Reentry

The new CWB curated research report identifies the challenges employees face due to increased caregiving obligations, potential career interruptions, and reentry from extended leaves. The report provides recommendations to both employers and employees that create a culture of care and actively support workplace leave and reentry.

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Take Ownership of Your Organization’s Diversity & Inclusion Journey

Bentley University’s new Diversity & Inclusion Champion Certificate equips business executives with the training and tools to create and nurture an inclusive organizational culture. Participants in the program move from individual self-reflection and learning, to team-level diagnosis and interventions, and finally to organizational and system-level change planning.

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Diversity and Inclusion News

Why 2019 Was a Breakthrough Year for Women in the Boardroom

The New York Times - March 2020

By: Alisha Haridasani Gupta

100 Women of the Year

Time - March 2020

When Women Thrive

Mercer- March 2020


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Support CWB Student Programs

Our approach is sophisticated, but our resources are limited. Each year, the CWB spearheads programs and learning opportunities — like the Women’s Leadership Program, Student Fellowships and the Men of Alliance student group — that benefit hundreds of students. We need your support to maintain and grow key opportunities that prepare our students to succeed. 

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