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Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership

The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College educates, inspires, and empowers women entrepreneurial leaders to reach their full potential to create economic and social value for themselves, their organizations, and society.

The Center does this through innovative education programs, events, and by supporting and widely disseminating research about the unique skills and experiences of women entrepreneurial leaders. Additionally, CWEL supports and advances gender equality as a growth strategy for individuals and for organizations of all sizes, everywhere in the world.


 Fall Events Calendar

Download the complete CWEL 2014 Calendar of Events (pdf) 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

  • Mass Innovation Nights: Women Founders
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    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Mass Innovation Nights: Women Founders 
    Wednesday, October 8
    Workbar / Central Square
    45 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02139
    6 - 8:30 PM

    October's Mass Innovation Night (MIN) will be hosted by the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College and will feature all women-founded businesses. 

    Each month, 10 companies bring new products to a Mass Innovation Night (MIN) event and the social media community turns out to blog, tweet, post pictures and video, add product mentions to LinkedIn and Facebook statuses, and otherwise help spread the word. In the last two years, the events have helped to:

    -- launch more almost 600 new products
    -- Connect dozens of job seekers and hiring managers
    -- Profile dozens of local experts

    MIN allows companies to show off Massachusetts-based innovation. Additionally, each event has an Experts Corner team which provides one-on-one conversations with start-ups and entrepreneurs.
    Don't miss your chance to spread the word about your business, support local business, network and have fun. 

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    About Workbar:
    Located in the heart of Central Square, Workbar Cambridge offers more than 12,000 square feet of functional and modern work spaces, breakout lounges, private offices, and event space.  With a private 5th floor and a street level “cafe”, this Workbar location is intentionally designed to accommodate different work styles and business types.
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  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Thursday, October 16, 2014

  • Women’s Business Accelerator
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    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Women’s Business Accelerator

    Thursday, October 16, 2014
    8 AM to 12 Noon

    District Hall
    75 Northern Ave
    Boston, MA


    Build your network. Get inspired by successful women entrepreneurs. Learn new skills to build and scale your business!

    Celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month with the City of Boston’s Women on Main initiative, Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership and Boston’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Council. This half-day event will convene the women’s entrepreneurship ecosystem of Boston for a day of high-profile speakers, skill-building workshops, and networking. Breakfast included.

    Registration is required.
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  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday, October 17, 2014

  • Influence and Personal Advocacy
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    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Influence and Personal Advocacy
    9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
    Reynolds 241

    Please join us for a discussion with Michele L. Jacobson, Partner and Executive Committee Member at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York City. Michele will share her leadership story, and highlight tactics on how to best influence others and advocate for yourself in the workplace.

    Registration Required - Register Now!

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  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  • Women in Technology Dinner
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    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    BAWMBA's Women in Technology Dinner
    October 21, 2014
    5 - 8 p.m.
    Needham Wellesley Room
    Babson College Campus

    Join Babson's Association of Women MBAs (BAWMBA) for an evening featuring successful women in technology.

    Special guests TBA.

    FREE, but registration is required. Please RSVP to Julie Wong -
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  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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