​Programs and Events

The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership enables women to reach th​eir 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 Program The 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.

WIN Lab

​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. ​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Thursday, April 6, 2017

  • Embrace: One woman's journey to inspire ev...
    Embrace: One woman's journey to inspire everyBODY Full Details [X]
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Babson Campus - Olin Hall - Olin Auditorium
    <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Embrace: One woman's journey to inspire everyBODY</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Thursday, April 6, 2017</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Olin Auditorium</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Frank W. Olin Hall</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Babson College, Wellesley</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.<br /> <br /> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Film screening will be followed by a discussion and facilitated audience Q&amp;A with&nbsp;<strong>Dr. Lindsay Segar</strong>, Assistant Director of Counseling Services at Babson College and <strong>Dr. Monica O'Neal</strong>, Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in Harvard Medical School.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><br /> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Refreshments to follow.<br /> <br /> <strong style="font-family: Calibri;">FREE&nbsp;<br /> </strong><br /> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><strong>Registration is required. Register today by clicking the button at the top!<br /> <br /> This Film Is Not Yet Rated - Contains Nudity, Language&nbsp;<br /> </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Watch the official trailer - </span><span style="font-family: Calibri; color: #0563c1;"><a href="https://bodyimagemovement.com/embrace/about-the-film/">https://bodyimagemovement.com/embrace/about-the-film/</a><br /> <br /> </span><span style="font-family: Calibri;">When Australian woman Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo (celebrating body diversity) on Facebook in 2013 it was shared worldwide and seen by more than 100 million people.</span><span style="font-family: Calibri; color: #0563c1;"><br /> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">The overwhelming response inspired Taryn to learn more about the global issue of body loathing. She launched a Kickstarter campaign in 2014 to produce a documentary film. Her campaign was supported by nearly 9,000 Kickstarter donors who pledged more than $330,000. Babson College's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) was proudly one of the first corporate-level sponsors of the project. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Released in 2016, the documentary "Embrace" follows Taryn&rsquo;s crusade as she traverses the globe talking to experts, women in the street and well-known personalities about the alarming rates of body image issues that are seen in people of all body types. In her effervescent style, Taryn explores the factors contributing to this problem and seeks to find solutions.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Embrace had its world premiere at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, where it was chosen as one of the festival directors&rsquo; top 5 picks. It was released in the US in September, 2016.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">"Our body is not an ornament but a vehicle, says Taryn Brumffit, whose life-endorsing documentary is a surprisingly moving experience. Surprising because the film canvasses issues far beyond the superficial stories about Photoshop, skinny supermodels and unattainable beauty. In her debut film, Bruffit, who garnered attention with arresting before and after photographs of herself posted on social media, has created an inspiring work in which the different ideals of beauty are explored." </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">-- Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile</span></p> <br /> <div class="telerik_paste_container" style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; left: 4px; top: 21px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden; position: absolute;">&nbsp;</div> <span id="docs-internal-guid-d4fc8535-6af2-8138-1021-416d790d4bbc"></span> <p style="line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</p> <br /> <strong>Event Cost:</strong><br /> FREE <br /> You may opt in to make a $5 donation to support the Center for Women&rsquo;s Entrepreneurial Leadership. (Total charge = $5).&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <strong>Register today</strong> by clicking the button at the top!<br /> <hr /> <strong>Contact Information:<br /> </strong> Name: Linda Woods Curtin<br /> Phone: 781-239-6388<br /> Email: <span style="color: #006643;"><a href="mailto:lwoods@babson.edu"><span style="color: #006643;">lwoods@babson.edu</span></a></span><br /> <hr /> <span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 10px; color: #605f5d;">Babson College is pleased to pass along information regarding alumni volunteer activities and events that may be of interest to you. &nbsp;The College does not directly control these activities and events, and assumes no responsibility for any related damage, injury, or loss.</span><br /> <hr /> <br /> <div class="telerik_paste_container" style="border-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; left: 4px; top: 197px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden; position: absolute;">&nbsp;</div>
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