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The Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business

Advancing Women and Workplace Diversity

COVID 19 Update: We are working remotely at this time, but we are here and ready to connect with you and support your virtual DE&I work. We are offering numerous virtual programs and, as always, we can tailor offerings to your specific needs. To learn more, contact Melissa Spiers, Director, Strategic Accounts for External Relations and Center for Women and Business.

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
Gearing Up Logo 2020 Conference Registration Open

Gearing Up Conference, June 4th

Gearing Up is in its 15th year as the premiere conference dedicated to professionals in the first decade of their career. This dynamic event focuses on the leadership aspirations of women, those who identify as female, individuals who are non-binary, and all allies. This year's fully virtual event prepares individuals to take risks, to aspire to higher leadership, and to grow as inclusive leaders. 

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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

Resilient Leadership in Complex Times

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Time: 8-9:30AM
Location: This session will be held via Zoom meeting. 

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The Hidden Value of Culture Makers

Accenture- March 2020
By: Julie Sweet and Ellyn Shook


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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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