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The Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business

Advancing Women and Workplace Diversity

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

New CWB Report: The Workplace Journey: Caregiving, Career Breaks, and Reentry

The new CWB curated research report identifies the challenges employees face due to increased caregiving obligations, potential career interruptions, and reentry from extended leaves. The report provides recommendations to both employers and employees that create a culture of care and actively support workplace leave and reentry.

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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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Empowering Women to Lead

The CWB offers a unique undergraduate program focused on preparing and empowering young women to lead. During the four-year co-curricular Women’s Leadership Program, students gain essential skills and strategies that build confidence and advance leadership potential. Prospective first-year students apply as part of the admission process — the program is open to students who identify as female. 

To apply, students must complete two additional questions for Bentley University on the Common Application by January 7, 2020.

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Diversity and Inclusion News

Older Workers Have a Big Secret: Their Age

The Wall Street Journal - November 2019
By:  Carol Hymowitz

Women in the boardroom

Deloitte - November 2019
 

 

Women and the Future of Work

Catalyst - November 2019
By: Lauren Pasquarella Daley, PHD

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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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