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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.

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 CWEL Impact Report 2014-2015

 
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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

  • Disruption Dinner
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    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College is pleased to present the 3rd annual Disruption Dinner. 

    Tuesday, September 15, 2015
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Knight Auditorium at Babson College
    271 Wellesley Avenue
    Wellesley, MA 02482
    FREE

    >> Registration is Required <<

    This year’s Disruption Dinner will highlight women disrupting politics and will be moderated by Babson President Dr. Kerry Healey, the 70th lieutenant governor of Massachusetts. Panelists will share their stories about entrepreneurial leadership in politics; how they are speaking up and acting boldly to level the playing field for all; and how we can all participate in building a better Boston, Massachusetts, and America for women.

    Panelists include:

    State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry represents the Commonwealth’s 1st Suffolk district which includes Dorchester, Mattapan, South Boston and Hyde Park. Upon her election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2005, Forry became the second Haitian American to hold public office in Massachusetts. 

    Mayor Lisa A. Wong is currently serving her fourth term as Mayor of the city of Fitchburg, MA. She was first elected to that office in November of 2007 at the age of 28, and is the first minority mayor in Fitchburg and the first female Asian American mayor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    Megan Costello is the Executive Director of Boston's Office of Women's Advancement. She has worked for a variety of elected officials and campaigns, including Setti Warren, Mayor of Newton, President Barack Obama, Senator Ed Markey, and was Campaign Manager for Mayor Marty Walsh.

    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. Learn more about CWEL.
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  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

  • Mass Innovation Nights: Women Founders
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    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) invites you to join us at Mass Innovation Nights: Women Founders at District Hall in Boston. Learn about 10 new and exciting businesses founded and run by women.

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015
    6 to 8:30 p.m.
    District Hall
    75 Northern Ave., Boston

    The evening is FREE, but RSVP is required.

    >>>  RSVP Begins September 10, 2015  <<<
    (RSVPs submitted before September 10 will be for the September Mass Innovation event, and not for the October Mass Innovation Nights: Women Founders.)

    This will be one of the featured events of Women's Entrepreneurship Boston (WEBOS)--a week of events and programming for women in Boston's entrepreneurial ecosystem. (More information about WEBOS to follow.) 

    Additionally, Mass Innovation Nights: Women Founders will feature dozens of Boston-area resources and services for women entrepreneurs. 

    Don't miss this highly anticipated and fun night of pitching and networking!
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  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thursday, March 03, 2016

  • Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference ...
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    The Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference Award

    SAVE THE DATE!
    Thursday, March 3, 2016
    FREE

    Sponsored by the Center for Women’s Entre­pre­neurial Leadership (CWEL), this annual award honors women whose work has had a significant, posi­tive impact on the Babson comm­unity in the last year.

    CWEL encourages the nomination of students, faculty, staff, and alumnae who have coordinated and implemented programs/initiatives that brought diverse members of the Babson campus together. Nominees also may have led their teams, organizations, classes, or departments toward reaching goals that benefit their group and the College overall.

    Past award winners have been positive role models who have demonstrated strength, intelligence, and integrity in challenging others to achieve professionally, academically, and personally.
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