​Programs and Events

The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership enables women to reach th​eir full potential through innovative education programs and events.

In addition to the following annual programs, CWEL sponsors dozens of events throughout the academic year. For a complete listing, check the CWEL events calendar below.

CWEL Scholars Program The CWEL Scholars (CWELS) Program
Formerly the Women’s Leadership Program, CWEL Scholars provides undergraduate women with exclusive events, cutting edge experts and hands-on coaching. Students attend a minimum number of events over their four-year education to earn the “CWEL Scholar” designation. Learn more.

WIN Lab

​The Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab
The WIN Lab is a unique, year-long program designed to empower 20 women to build their entrepreneurial ventures. WIN Lab is being directed by Susan Duffy and Heatherjean MacNeil. Learn more.

 

CWEL Mentees

Mentor Mashups
CWEL regularly host events where successful business women leaders and mentors share their stories and lead small group discussions on topics of interest to students. These events include food, drink, sharing business cards and making valuable connections. Learn more.

 

 BAWMBA LogoThe Babson Association of Women MBAs (BAWMBA)​
BAWMBA helps women MBA students build networks, find and be a mentor, develop leadership skills and transition to their next professional opportunities.

​Gender Enlightenment
CWEL supports and advances gender equality as a growth strategy for individuals and for organizations of all sizes, everywhere in the world. We do this through a variety of campus events and by supporting a growing community of faculty who do innovative research on women and gender, leadership and entrepreneurship. Learn more. ​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  • Honest Stories from Women Leaders
    Honest Stories from Women Leaders Full Details [X]
    6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    <strong>Honest Stories from Women Leaders</strong><br /> <br /> Wed, March 1, 2017<br /> 6:30 PM &ndash; 8:30 PM EST<br /> Babson Boston Campus<br /> 100 High Street<br /> 9th floor<br /> Boston, MA 02210<br /> <br /> FREE - <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/honest-stories-from-women-leaders-tickets-30959670207" target="_blank"><strong>Registration is required&nbsp;</strong></a><br /> <br /> <br /> In partnership with <a href="http://www.shestarts.co/">SheStarts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.discoverpeach.com/" target="_blank">Peach</a> and <a href="http://we-bos.com/" target="_blank">WEBos (Women Entrepreneurship Boston)</a>, the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership's (CWEL) <a href="http://www.babson.edu/Academics/centers/cwel/educational-programs/win-lab/Pages/home.aspx" target="_blank">Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab&reg;</a>&nbsp; is happy to present a panel discussion that explores both the obstacles and opportunities that three women leaders have encountered throughout their careers. Along the way, we will hear about solutions and strategies that they have utilized to be successful and develop a greater understanding that everyone, no matter where they are in their careers, has had lessons learned and things they may have done differently.<br /> <br /> We are thrilled to be joined by the following panelists:<br /> <br /> Janet Kraus, CEO &amp; Co-Founder, Peach<br /> Nicole Sahin, CEO, Globalization Partners<br /> Moderator - Jody Rose, Executive Director, New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA)
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  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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
    <p><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Thursday, March 2</span><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><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 /> 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&nbsp;<em>Manhood in America</em>,&nbsp;<em>Angry White Men</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Politics of Manhood</em>,&nbsp;<em>The Gendered Society</em>&nbsp;and the best seller&nbsp;<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 /> </span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><a href="http://www.michaelkimmel.com/"><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; color: blue;">Michael Kimmel official website</span></a></span><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"><br /> <br /> <strong>Cost:</strong><br /> $20*<br /> Includes a $5 donation to support CWEL and empower the women who will become tomorrow&rsquo;s business leaders.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> </span><em><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">*If you would like to remove the $5 donation from your registration, use discount code NOGIFT and click "apply".</span></em></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"> <hr size="2" width="100%" align="center" /> </span></div> <p><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Babson Faculty, Staff and Students please use the discount code&nbsp;<strong>Babson20</strong>.</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"> <hr size="2" width="100%" align="center" /> </span></div> <p><span style="font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">To register, please click on the button at the top of the page.&nbsp;</span></p> <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;"> <hr size="2" width="100%" align="center" /> </span></div> <p><span style="font-size: 8.5pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif;">Babson College is pleased to pass along information regarding alumni volunteer activities and events that may be of interest to you. The College does not directly control these activities and events, and assumes no responsibility for any related damage, injury, or loss.</span></p>
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  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 9, 2017

  • Innovation & Finance: A Fireside Chat ...
    Innovation & Finance: A Fireside Chat with Women Entrepreneurial Leaders Full Details [X]
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    <strong>Innovation &amp; Finance: A Fireside Chat with Women Entrepreneurial Leaders<br /> </strong><br /> Thursday, March 9, 2017<br /> 5:30 PM &ndash; 7:00 PM EST<br /> Olin Hall - Needham Wellesley Room<br /> Babson College Drive, Wellesley<br /> 4 Babson College Drive<br /> Wellesley, MA 02457<br /> <br /> <strong>FREE - <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovation-finance-a-fireside-chat-with-women-entrepreneurial-leaders-tickets-31161707506" target="_blank">Registration is required</a>&nbsp;</strong><br /> <br /> Join the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, The Babson Association of Women MBAs, and Babson Inventment Management Club for an evening dinner to discuss innovation within the financial industry.<br /> <br /> Sponsored and modererated by Brown Brothers Harriman Executive Director of the Center for Women &amp; Wealth, <a href="https://www.bbh.com/en-us/private-banking/adrienne-penta/3650" target="_blank">Adrienne Penta</a>.
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  • 5:30 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.<br /> <br /> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Film screening will be followed by a discussion and facilitated audience Q&amp;A with&nbsp;<strong>Dr. Lindsay Segar</strong>, Assistant Director of Counseling Services at Babson College and <strong>Dr. Monica O'Neal</strong>, Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in Harvard Medical School.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><br /> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Refreshments to follow.<br /> <br /> <strong style="font-family: Calibri;">FREE - ($5 donation suggested to support the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership)</strong><br /> <br /> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><strong>Registration is required. Register today by clicking the button at the top!<br /> <br /> This Film Is Not Yet Rated - Contains Nudity, Language&nbsp;<br /> </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><span style="font-family: Calibri; color: #0563c1;"><a href="https://bodyimagemovement.com/embrace/about-the-film/">https://bodyimagemovement.com/embrace/about-the-film/</a><br /> <br /> </span><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><span style="font-family: Calibri; color: #0563c1;"><br /> </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 <br /> 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="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10px; color: #605f5d;">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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