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About the CWB

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.
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Fostering Inclusive Organizations

Custom In-House Programs

Skills-based diversity and inclusion programs optimized to meet the unique goals of the organization — each interactive forum includes actionable recommendations.

Explore our offerings

Executive Working Group

Brings business leaders together to explore key issues impacting workplace diversity and inclusion and discuss best practices that drive real change.

Join us to make change together

Gearing Up Conference

A transformational one-day conference focused on the unique needs and aspirations of professionals.

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Thought Leadership

CWB curated research reports synthesize current literature, practical research, and solutions to key issues impacting diversity and inclusion.

Insight and interventions
The CWB provides thought leadership and programs to meet the unique needs of early career professionals, front-line managers, and senior executives, including the C-suite and boardroom.
Bentley faculty member leads a workshop on unconscious bias for a CWB corporate partner

Working with Faculty

Bentley faculty work closely with our center through research, speaking engagements, teaching and student mentorship. 

Bentley University Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility LogoThe CWB also collaborates with faculty as part of the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility (BAESR). The BAESR supports and encourages greater awareness of, respect for, and commitment to ethics, service, social responsibility and sustainability in research, curricula and campus culture at Bentley.