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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
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Register Now for Gearing Up

Event Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021
Location: Virtually through our Technology Sponsor, Remo Conference

This transformational day provides participants with resources to thrive professionally and personally, with opportunities for self-reflection, group exploration, and interactive learning. Gearing Up's impact extends beyond the one-day event through goal-setting activities to encourage continued learning and development. Our empowering program fosters strong communications to help attendees develop a network of talented and supportive professionals. 

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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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New CWB Report: Workplace Inclusion – Nurturing a Culture of Care and Belonging

The new CWB curated research report examines the critical importance of workplace culture and the imperative to nurture inclusion, care, and belonging. We examine the experiences of women and underrepresented groups, the impact of intersectionality, and the link between employee well-being and a sense of belonging. The report looks at the role of inclusive leaders and offers specific strategies individuals and managers can use to create a positive culture within their organizations. We include timely sections on the impact of racial injustice, the pandemic, and remote work, and also provide a framework for positive culture change.

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Diversity and Inclusion News

Allyship and Curiosity Drive Inclusion for People of Color at Work

Catalyst - January 2021
By: Sheila Brassel, PhD, Joy Ohm, Dnika J. Travis, PhD

Does Your Definition of Leadership Exclude Women of Color?

HBR - January 2021
By: Marlette Jackson and Paria Rajai

 

Women in the Workplace 2020

McKinsey & Company - September 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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