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Center for Women and Business

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The Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business

Advancing Women and Workplace Inclusion

The Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business (CWB) at Bentley University creates more inclusive and equitable workplace cultures where all employees thrive and succeed. We partner with organizations to help them create and nurture more inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplaces.

  • We design and deliver innovative, transformative programs, training, and tools to help organizations create inclusive cultures.
  • Our interactive, customized programs and curated research inform and empower people and organizations to make meaningful, positive change in their organizations.
  • Our work is informed by our experience with hundreds of organizations, our industry research, and Bentley’s academic and business expertise.

Learn more about our unique, comprehensive approach, our specific offerings, our diverse facilitation team, and our solutions-oriented research reports.

Diversity and Inclusion Insights and Interventions

CWB News and Updates

New CWB Report: Inclusion for Disability, Mental Health, and Wellbeing in the Workplace

The CWB’s newest curated research report explores the unique biases that those with disabilities face in the workplace and specific challenges such as stigma and fear    of disclosure. We address ableism, audism, the wage gap, and the role of intersecting identities, including gender, race, and LGBTQ+ status. We also explore the impact younger workers are making to change attitudes about disability. The report includes extensive recommendations to improve inclusion for workers with disabilities.

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Disability Inclusion
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Take Ownership of Your Organization’s Diversity & Inclusion Journey

Bentley University’s 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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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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