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Center for Women and Business

Founding Donors

Bentley's 7th President Gloria Larson proudly poses with CWB sign

The Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business

With the generous support of individual donors and a founding corporate partner, the Center for Women and Business (CWB) was founded in 2011 to advance women's leadership in business and to foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace. In 2018, we renamed the Center in honor of Bentley's first female president, Gloria Cordes Larson, recognizing both her vision to create the Center and her legacy as a role model and activist for women’s leadership.

Individual Donors

  • John (Jack) and Pamela Cumming

  • Edward C. '50 * and Frances H. * Gonzales

  • Bentley University Trustee Steven Manfredi ’73 and Christine (Smith) Manfredi ’73

* = Deceased
Steven Manfredi '73 Founding Donor
In founding the Center for Women and Business....Gloria Larson understood workplace gender equality issues were not going to be an easy fix--we needed to both focus on preparing students for the world we want to see tomorrow and help businesses enact meaningful changes today.
Steven Manfredi ’73
Bentley Board of Trustees Member and Founding Donor