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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: Workplace Negotiations, Gender, and Intersectionality

The new CWB curated research report examines the experiences of women in workplace negotiations, the role of bias, and the role that negotiations can play in perpetuating the gender wage gap. It also addresses intersectional considerations — what happens when other underrepresented identities converge with gender? Factors like race, ethnicity, age, disability, and sexual orientation are taken into consideration. The report offers strategies individuals can use to help prepare and negotiate with confidence as well as recommendations on how organizations can reduce the impact of bias in negotiations.

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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

Women in the Workplace 2020

McKinsey & Company - September 2020

Recession With a Difference: Women Face Special Burden

New York Times - November 2020
By: Patricia Cohen


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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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