Mentor Program

Mentoring relationships are critical for career development and success in the 21st century.

The Mentoring Program is an important cornerstone of the work the CWEL does to support the personal and professional development of Babson College women. Our mission is fostering high-quality mentoring relationships between our students and the dedicated professionals who contribute their time, energy, and wisdom. We match mentors to students in both our Undergraduate Mentor Program and MBA Mentor Program for one year at critical points in their tenure at Babson.

Babson San Francisco Campus Mentoring Program

Babson San Francisco is teaming up with the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) this January to launch an MBA Mentor Program. The CWEL MBA Mentor Program connects women graduate students and recent alumnae to successful senior-level women to build strategic relationships that support leadership development and career advancement. The program, underpinned by leading edge research on mentoring and entrepreneurial leadership development, gives women tools for professional success in any career context, and students and mentors are strategically matched to provide a successful foundation for both parties. The MBA Mentor Program is built on three essential pillars:

Expertise

The program is designed and led by mentoring experts Meg DeMarco, Susan Duffy, and Heatherjean MacNeil, from the CWEL team.

Theory and Practice

The program, underpinned by leading edge research on mentoring and entrepreneurial leadership development, gives women tools for professional success in any career context.

Custom Matching

Students and mentors are strategically matched to provide a successful foundation for both parties.

This pilot program will run for six months, launching this January through May. Mentor pairs commit to monthly meetings, either in person or virtually. We understand that serving as a mentor is a commitment of valuable time and energy. For that reason, this program is designed as a professional development opportunity for mentors as well as for students.

Opportunities for mentors include the following:

  • Learn “best practices,” drawn from mentoring research and from the CWEL’s partner organizations;
  • Develop “mentoring skills” that are valuable to leadership progression;
  • Gain access to an extended network of professionals affiliated with the CWEL; and,
  • Build relationships with an outstanding talent pool of next-generation women.
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