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Center for Women and Business

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Student Engagement

Promoting intersectional gender equity on Bentley’s campus

The Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business offers programs and advises student organizations in an effort to promote intersectional gender equity on Bentley’s campus. During our programs, students of all genders, graduate and undergraduate, engage with these topics in a safe and brave environment and learn strategies that transform their knowledge and beliefs into actionable allyship on campus and beyond. The CWB also collaborates with various departments within the Bentley community to deliver campus-wide workshops supporting our mission to advance intersectional gender equity from the classroom to the boardroom.

Signature Offerings

Rainbow Scholars Program

In partnership with the Gender and Sexuality Student Programs office, the CWB has launched the Rainbow Scholars Program. This year-long leadership program provides LGBTQ+ (and allied) undergraduate students with the opportunity to grow in both their personal and professional development through learning, engagement, and networking opportunities. Students will develop skills of leadership, advocacy, and identity awareness. The program for this academic year has closed. If you are interested in applying for this program next fall, please complete our form.  

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Classroom Visits

The CWB conducts classroom visits to engage in lively discussion with students on topics related to organizational development, intersectional gender equity, diversity, inclusion, and corporate social justice. Using our industry expertise, CWB staff members seek to deepen the learning experience of Bentley students by sharing data that conveys the business imperative for DEIJ initiatives in the workplace and how progress at the individual and organizational level can move the needle forward.

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Student Organization Advising

The CWB advises undergraduate and graduate student groups and organizations in an effort to promote intersectional gender equity on Bentley’s campus. We work with students to develop customized best practices for implementing sustainable, long-term DEIJ changes within their organizations.

To sign up for this service, please contact Dominique Wilburn.

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Women's Leadership Program

A four-year co-curricular program that empowers young women with the essential skills, real-world experiences, and confidence needed to advance into leadership roles. Participants gain an understanding of the value and impact of gender equity, enhance key communications competencies, and become aware of their unique strengths as authentic leaders and team players — essentials that build confidence and prepare women to reach higher.

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Upcoming Student Events

Women's History Month

Women's History Month

March marks Women's History Month, which is a celebration of the past and current contributions from women on history, society, and culture. During this month, the CWB will provide programing and events highlighting:

  • Equal Pay Day (March 15)
  • International Women's Day (March 8)
  • Trans Day of Visibility (March 31)

Women's History Month Events Program

Women's Rights are Human Rights

Women's Rights are Human Rights

Monday, March 20
From 5-7 PM
LaCava 305AB or Zoom 
Register for the Session in Eventbrite 

The Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business (CWB) invites you to the Women's Rights Are Human Rights panel as part of Bentley University's 2023 Women's History Month celebration. This panel features members of our esteemed faculty and will explore the interconnectedness of the global women's rights movement.

The Gender and Racial Wage Gap

Gender and Racial Wage Gap Flyer

Wednesday, March 22
From 2 - 3:20PM
Back Bays C or via Zoom

The CWB & the Boston Women’s Workforce Council will provide an in-depth and interactive look at Greater Boston's Wage Gap Measurement findings. This session will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions from experts, build understanding, and reflect on the implications of the data. 

Americanah Community Discussion

Americanah Communitty Discussion

Tuesday, March 28
3:30 - 4:30 PM
GSSP Lounge (STU310A) or via Zoom

In celebration of Women's History Month, join us for a community discussion on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s National Bestselling novel Americanah. Sponsored by the Valente Center and the Global Studies Department, this discussion will be led by Professor Maricruz. 

Corporate Board Quotas and Gender Equality Policies in the Workplace - March 27th
Ana Weeks Flyer

Monday, March 27 at
Lindsay 30
Virtual attendance: Click to Join 

In this talk, Professor Weeks will discuss her recent research on the impact of a gender quota law on companies’ gender equality policies, which compares the cases of Italy and Greece,while also drawing connections between the effects of corporate board quotas and political gender quota laws.

Men as Allies - March 29th
Men As Allies Flyer

Wednesday, March 29th
LaCava 325ABC

The Office of Gender and Sexuality Student Programs (GSSP) is excited to host this year's annual Men as Allies Summit during Women's History Month. Featuring a panel of experienced leaders from various industries, students attending this year's Summit will have the opportunity to explore and learn more about what it means to practice allyship across genders within the workplace. We encourage students of all genders to attend and come ready to ask questions! Light refreshments will be provided, and all attendees must register to attend this event via Eventbrite.

Trans Day of Visibility - March 31st
Trans Day of Visibility

Friday, March 31st
GSSL Lounge (STU310A)

Join us in honor of Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) as we build community! Food, games, and self-care items will be provided!

Women's History Month Closing Gathering - March 31st
Women's history month closing event flyer

Friday, March 31st
LaCava 325

Join the Bentley community and members of the Women's History Month Working Group for a celebration to wrap up the month of events! Snacks and beverages will be provide!

International Film Series: "Global Women Warriors"
Spring 2023 International Film Series

"The Woman King"
Monday, February 13th
Wilder Pavilion || 6:30PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 955 5691 1227

"A Fantastic Woman"
Tuesday, March 21st
Wilder Pavilion || 6:30PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 941 4315 9074

"Woman at War"
Wednesday, April 12th
Wilder Pavilion || 6:30PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 964 4291 5525

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Student Ambassadors

CWB Student Ambassadors

The CWB Ambassador program is a rotational internship program for Bentley graduate and undergraduate students. The goal of the rotation program is to expose our students to different lines of business and enable them to be well rounded leaders on campus. Ambassadors reinforce the CWB’s mission and goals throughout campus and support our internal and external initiatives and programs.  

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Committed to Inclusive Excellence

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion is responsible for fostering an inclusive community by leveraging interactions between offices, educating the entire community and working to increase the diversity at all levels of the University through university-wide, diversity-related programs and initiatives.

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Gender and Sexuality Student Programs

Gender and Sexuality Student Programs Office (GSSP) provides a welcoming and supportive environment for all students to engage with topics of gender and sexuality. We offer educational programs, dialogues, and campus-wide workshops to create a more inclusive, informed, and compassionate community. We welcome all members of campus and strive to develop inclusive student leaders who celebrate gender, sexuality, and their intersection with other dimensions of identity.

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