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​Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership

The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) seeks to create a gender-enlightened business ecosystem where a diverse range of entrepreneurial leaders is encouraged to create economic and social value for themselves, their organizations, and society.

The center does this by empowering women leaders through educational programs, events, and research while also promoting gender equity as a growth strategy that allows all individuals and organizations around the world to embrace their strengths and reach their full potential.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

  • Sex, Power & Privilege: A Conversation...
    Sex, Power & Privilege: A Conversation about Leadership with Michael Kimmel Full Details [X]
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Thursday, March 2<br /> <strong>Dean's Distinguished Chair Lecture:<br /> Sex, Power &amp; Privilege: A Conversation about Leadership with Michael Kimmel</strong><br /> Sorenson Theatre, Babson College, Wellesley<br /> 5 to 7 p.m.<br /> FREE - &nbsp;Reception to follow<br /> <br /> Michael Kimmel is one of the world&rsquo;s leading experts on men and masculinities. He is the SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University. Among his many books are <em>Manhood in America</em>, <em>Angry White Men</em>, <em>The Politics of Manhood</em>, <em>The Gendered Society</em> and the best seller <em>Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men</em>. With funding from the MacArthur Foundation, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook in 2013.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> A tireless advocate of engaging men to support gender equality, Kimmel has lectured at more than 300 colleges, universities and high schools. He has delivered the International Women&rsquo;s Day annual lecture at the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Europe, and has worked with the Ministers for Gender Equality of Norway, Denmark and Sweden in developing programs for boys and men. He consults widely with corporations, NGOs and public sector organizations on gender equity issues.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.michaelkimmel.com/">Michael Kimmel official website</a>&nbsp;
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  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, April 6, 2017

  • Embrace: One woman's journey to inspire ev...
    Embrace: One woman's journey to inspire everyBODY Full Details [X]
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Babson Campus - Olin Hall - Olin Auditorium
    <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Embrace: One woman's journey to inspire everyBODY</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Thursday, April 6, 2017</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Olin Auditorium</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Frank W. Olin Hall</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Babson College, Wellesley</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Film sreening and panel discussion with body image experts</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Refreshments to follow</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><strong>FREE, but registration is required. Register today by clicking the button at the top!</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Watch the official trailer - </span><a href="https://bodyimagemovement.com/embrace/about-the-film/"><span style="color: #0563c1; font-family: Calibri;">https://bodyimagemovement.com/embrace/about-the-film/</span></a></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">When Australian woman Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo (celebrating body diversity) on Facebook in 2013 it was shared worldwide and seen by more than 100 million people. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The overwhelming response inspired Taryn to learn more about the global issue of body loathing. She launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2014 to produce a documentary film. Her campaign was supported by nearly 9,000 Kickstarter donors who pledged more than $330,000. Babson College's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) was proudly one of the first corporate-level sponsors of the project. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Released in 2016, the documentary "Embrace" follows Taryn&rsquo;s crusade as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her effervescent style, Taryn explores the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Embrace had its world premiere at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, where it was chosen as one of the festival directors&rsquo; top 5 picks. It was released in the US in September, 2016.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">"Our body is not an ornament but a vehicle, says Taryn Brumffit, whose life-endorsing documentary is a surprisingly moving experience. Surprising because the film canvasses issues far beyond the superficial stories about Photoshop, skinny supermodels and unattainable beauty. In her debut film, Bruffit, who garnered attention with arresting before and after photographs of herself posted on social media, has created an inspiring work in which the different ideals of beauty are explored." </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">-- Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile</span></p> <br /> <div class="telerik_paste_container" style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; left: 4px; top: 21px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden; position: absolute;">&nbsp;</div> <span id="docs-internal-guid-d4fc8535-6af2-8138-1021-416d790d4bbc"></span> <p style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <br /> <strong>Event Cost:</strong><br /> FREE you may opt in to make a $5 donation to support the Center for Women&rsquo;s Entrepreneurial Leadership. (Total charge = $5).&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Register today</strong> by clicking the button at the top!<br /> <hr /> <strong>Contact Information:<br /> </strong> Name: Linda Woods Curtin<br /> Phone: 781-239-6388<br /> Email: <span style="color: #006643;"><a href="mailto:lwoods@babson.edu"><span style="color: #006643;">lwoods@babson.edu</span></a></span><br /> <hr /> <span style="color: #605f5d; font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10px;">Babson College is pleased to pass along information regarding alumni volunteer activities and events that may be of interest to you. &nbsp;The College does not directly control these activities and events, and assumes no responsibility for any related damage, injury, or loss.</span><br /> <hr /> <br /> <div class="telerik_paste_container" style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; left: 4px; top: 197px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden; position: absolute;">&nbsp;</div>
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