CWEL: A Learning Laboratory for Women Entrepreneurial Leaders
At the CWEL students gain knowledge, develop skills and experiment with new entrepreneurial behaviors. Below is a sample of the programs CWEL offers UG and MBA students.
The Undergraduate Women’s Leadership Scholars Program, the longest running program in the Center, provides scholarships, leadership development opportunities, and community building for high potential women students. This year the program was redesigned to include faculty advisors for each class, near-peer role models at each meeting, and a “coffee connections” program that pairs WLP women with MBA women.
CWEL UG and MBA Mentor Programs connect students to successful women entrepreneurial leaders in developmental relationships focused on experimenting with new behaviors and developing new skills. This year we are piloting a blended format for the MBA program to better meet the needs of non-residential students and geographically dispersed mentors.
Reverse Commute Program offers financial support for graduate students to build networks and access role models in the greater Boston business ecosystem.
WEL Impact Series delivers innovative events and dialogue in an intimate environment to address salient issues faced by today’s entrepreneurial leaders.
Fit Leadership Program encourages leadership resilience through a partnership with lululemon that brings top fitness instructors to campus for weekly study-break workouts.
“Women In” Dinners invite senior entrepreneurial leaders in designated industries such as finance, marketing and entrepreneurship to share their knowledge, insights and experience with MBA women.
Coffee Connections partners MBA and UG students for informal, inspirational meetings and collaboration. The fall 2012 program kick-off attracted 33 student pairs.
Women of Fast Track connects the members of Babson’s blended learning MBA communities in Wellesley, Boston and San Francisco for networking, speaker events and coaching.