CWEL @ Babson: A Gender-Enlightened Campus
CWEL advocates and cultivates a gender-enlightened campus where women and men understand, manage, and lead with gender aptitude. We accomplish this through a range of initiatives designed to: educate students about the social constructions of gender; facilitate gender balance in student leadership and events; and, serve as a resource for faculty, students and staff.
Check out the latest CWEL Gender-Enlightened Initiatives below:
Gender Enlightened Speakers Series welcomes nationally recognized gender thought leaders to campus. Alison Bechdel, coming out and coming of age graphic artist and author, shared her story on National Coming Out Day in October. Don McPherson, former NFL football player and self-identified activist, feminist, and entrepreneur, will speak on campus in November 2012.
The Babson Entrepreneurship Forum 2012 makes national history by creating a gender balanced program that celebrates entrepreneurs of all kinds. There will be as many women speakers as men speakers in this year’s event. Now, That’s Smart!
“Gender Works” is a new undergraduate first year seminar curriculum that explores the social constructions of gender. The new module was piloted in Fall 2012 and is planned to roll out to all first year students in Fall 2013.
The Gender Justice League was launched in Spring 2012. The undergraduate GJL group raises awareness and educates the Babson community regarding gender and campus life. This fall the students will also collaborate with The Empty Space Theater at Babson’s production of the musical Working.
A campus-wide Gender Balance Assessment in underway to examine Babson’s gender profile in student leadership, special program participation, and campus speakers and role models. First round results are expected in November 2012.
The new Gender Task Force convenes faculty, staff, students and executive-in-residence to discuss gender issues on campus and develop recommendations for action.
Gender Enlightened Film Series: Documentary films that address gender including Miss Representation, the Bro Code, and Yoga Woman are screened and followed by facilitated discussions.