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The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership supports and disseminates research that focuses on the economic value that women, as business leaders, create.

This research also focuses on the context and influence of women as organizational leaders and the ways in which organizations are transforming themselves to most effectively tap the diversity of managerial talent.

Current Babson Faculty Research on Women's Issues

  • Elaine Allen, Mathematics and Science/Entrepreneurship, and Nan Langowitz, Management, are the authors of "Understanding the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap: A Multi-Country Examination," in The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship: Theory and Evidence, Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2011.
  • Mary Godwyn, History and Society, and Donna Stoddard, Technology, Operations and Information Management, are co-authors of a new book Minority Women Entrepreneurs: How Outsider Status Can Lead to Better Business Practices (Greenleaf Publishing and Stanford University Press, 2011), about how gender and minority status have shaped the experience and decision-making of women entrepreneurs in the United States.
  • Danna Greenberg, Management, and Elaine Landry, Management, authored "Negotiating, a flexible work arrangement: How women navigate the influence of power and context." Forthcoming in Journal of Organizational Behavior
  • Julie Levinson, Arts and Humanities, completed "Success Reassessed: Ambitious Women/Midlife Men," a chapter which investigates gender in Hollywood movies in relation to American ideologies about work and success as part of her forthcoming book Top of the World: The American Success Myth in Film.
  • Wendy Murphy , Management, co-authored "Married professional women's career exit: Integrating identity and social network" recently published in Gender in Management: An International Journal, 26(1): 57-83 (with E.H. Volpe)

For an extensive list of all the research and publications about issues affecting women in the workplace, visit Digital Knowledge at Babson.

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