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Center for Women and Business

About the CWB

Named after Bentley’s first woman president, Gloria Cordes Larson, The Center for Women and Business is dedicated to advancing intersectional gender equity from the classroom to the boardroom. We provide thought leadership on critical diversity issues, and offer tools and training to foster inclusive organizations through innovative research and professional development opportunities. Our programs inform and empower students, alumni, and business professionals.

Inclusive Team

Fostering Inclusive Organizations

Corporate 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.

Learn More About Gearing Up

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.

Laura Jackson You teaching Trading Room Simulation at GUP 2023

Working with the Bentley community

The Center for Women and Business partners with Bentley University staff and faculty, community of DEIJ experts, and executives to deliver programs that advance our mission. 

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.