​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.


​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. ​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Friday, May 6, 2016

  • Capital W: The Boston Women's Venture Capi...
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    <strong>Capital W<br /> Boston Women's Venture Capital Summit</strong><br /> May 6, 2016<br /> District Hall<br /> 75 Northern Ave, Boston<br /> 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Join the second annual Capital W Summit for a day of speakers, pitching, workshops and relationship-building to discuss the state of funding for women-led businesses in Boston.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> On the heels of last year's sold-out event--that garnered national attention and featured more than 250 attendees--this year&rsquo;s event will bring another day chock-full of expert speakers, dynamic networking and fierce female-led pitching. This year's program has also been expanded to include new health sciences and digital retail tracks, as well as a speed pitching session that allow female founders to spend one-on-one time with leading venture capitalists.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Sponsors for the event include <a href="http://www.babson.edu/cwel"><strong>Babson&rsquo;s Center for Women&rsquo;s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL)</strong></a>, Bain Capital Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Gesmer Updegrove, Atlas Venture and Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WEBOS).<br /> <br /> <strong>&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.bwvs.org">Learn more about the event</a>&nbsp;</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>&gt;&gt; <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-w-the-boston-womens-venture-summit-tickets-20780159015">Purchase tickets to attend</a> &nbsp;</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>&gt;&gt; <a href="https://www.f6s.com/bostonwomensventuresummitcontest/apply">Apply to pitch your business to a panel of VCs</a>&nbsp;</strong><br /> (You should be actively fundraising and be at or beyond the prototype / beta stage.)<br /> <br /> Not sure you want to apply to pitch, but want some practice and feedback?&nbsp;<br /> <a href="https://www.f6s.com/bostonwomensventuresummitcontest/apply"><strong>&gt;&gt; Apply to join our speed pitching event</strong></a>, where you have 5 minutes to pitch to a VC and receive feedback. <br /> (You will be asked if you would like to speed pitch during the registration process.)&nbsp;<br /> <div>&nbsp;</div>
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