Programs and Events

The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership enables women to reach their 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 ProgramThe 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.



​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. ​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​

More CWEL Events

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

  • Mass Innovation Nights: Women Founders
    Mass Innovation Nights: Women Founders Full Details [X]
    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.

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    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

Friday, October 23, 2015

  • Arts & Business Conversation with Madelein...
    Arts & Business Conversation with Madeleine Steczynski Full Details [X]
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Arts and Business Conversation with Madeleine Steczynski
    Friday, October 23
    12:30 PM
    Sorenson Theater Upper Lobby

    Madeleine Steczynski is an arts entrepreneur who co-founded ZUMIX in 1991 in response to the worst year of violence in the City of Boston's history. Since then, she's grown ZUMIX from a kitchen table project into a vital East Boston non-profit organization dedicated to building community through music and the arts.
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  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

  • #SheDemos with WIN Lab and TechHub
    #SheDemos with WIN Lab and TechHub Full Details [X]
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    #SheDemos with WIN Lab and TechHub

    Tuesday, November 3
    6 - 9 PM
    C Space  
    290 Congress St, 7th Floor
    Boston, MA 02210
    Phone: (617) 316-4000
    Free - Get More Info & Directions

    #SheDemos is a collaboration between SheStarts and TechHub Boston. Startups with at least one woman founder are eligible to apply. Each team or individual that submits to #SheDemos will have an opportunity to win up to $10,000 in prizes, which include co-working space at TechHub Boston, PR/marketing services from DoubleForte PR Marketing, legal assistance from Gesmer Updegrove, LLP, and other possible prizes. 

    Join WIN Lab at #SheDemos and see the WIN Lab’s newest cohort in action.

    Get inspired by entrepreneurship, share your thoughts and feedback, and network with the women founders of Boston! 
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  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Thursday, November 12, 2015

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