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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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New CWB Report: Elevating Allyship in the Workplace

The CWB’s newest curated research report examines the importance of allyship, strategies for inclusion, and next steps for individuals and organizations. The business and human case for allyship explain how creating an inclusive environment benefits all, and the report provides strategies to do so. Allyship across race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, and more are explored through data and stories from marginalized groups and their allies. Educational resources and a glossary for allyship are also included.

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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 Diversity Matters

Bentley University
By: Kristen Walsh
April 2021

Research: Adding Women to the C-Suite Changes How Companies Think

HBR
By: Corinne Post, Boris Lokshin, and Christophe Boone
April 2021 

 

One move companies can take to improve diversity

McKinsey & Company
By: Bryan Hancock and Monne Williams
April, 2021

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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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