The Center for Women’s Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College is hosting a packed calendar this spring in celebration for Women’s History month

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The Center for Women’s Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College is hosting a packed calendar this spring in celebration for Women’s History month. The 2013 calendar boats numerous influential speakers and events benefiting the college’s students and greater community.

This month CWEL already rolled out an innovative and successful Women Redefining Fashion event, showcasing women entrepreneurial leaders who influenced the industry. This includes Sophia Chang, the producer of Project Runway All Stars and Jay Calderin, Founder and Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week. Another upcoming highlight includes the Women Taking over Finance event, where a panel and networking reception will be held to talk about finance with entrepreneurial women.

CWEL aims to provide high impact educational programs, create powerful collaborations, fund and spread action research that would impact lives, enhance careers, and evolve organizations. These influential collaborations and events help provide the best practices, research, and resources to the women and organizations they serve.

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The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leader’s Upcoming Spring 2013 Events:

Work Life Balance Panel

A panel event featuring Jenny Owens of Working Mother Media and author of “What Mom’s Choose,” Allison O’Kelly, CEO of Mom Corps, and Amanda Strong, 87’ Board of Overseers and Supporter of Posse. Additional panelists to be announced.

Thursday, March 13

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Needham Wellesley Room, Babson College (Open to the Public)


Women Taking Over Finance Panel

A panel and networking reception featuring the leading entrepreneurial women in finance. Join us to hear their secrets of career success and build your network! Panelists include Kathy O’Connor, President and Portfolio Manager, KJ Capital Management LLC, and Kathleen Utech 03’, Senior Associate, Comcast Ventures. Moderated by Catherine White, President of FinArc Investment Management.

Wednesday, March 27

5:00 – 6:45 p.m.

Needham Wellesley Room, Babson College (Open to the Public)


CWEL Gender Faculty Research Luncheon

Babson Faculty share gender-related research and ignite ideas for collaboration.

Tuesday, April 9

12:00 –1:30 p.m.

Televideo Room, Blank Center, Babson College (Open to Faculty)


Gender Justice League Meeting

Students, faculty and staff gather to discuss relevant gender issues on the Babson campus and beyond. Thursday, April 11

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Reynolds Back Dining Room (Open to the Public)


Women’s Leadership Program Closing Celebration

WLP Scholars come together for an end of the year celebration.

Wednesday, April 17

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Needham Wellesley, Babson College (Open to all WLP Scholars)


CWEL Advisory Council

A diverse group of Babson community stakeholders contribute ideas and offer advice regarding CWEL initiatives.

Thursday, April 18

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Televideo Room, Blank Center, Babson College (Members Only)


24 Undergraduate and MBA Mentor Closing Dinner

Mentors and undergraduate students gather to network and hear from a powerful panel of near-peer role models. Closing session of the program.

Sunday, April 24

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Needham Wellesley, Babson College (Members Only)


About CWEL

Founded in 1999 , the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College (CWEL) fulfills and extends Babson’s mission by providing educational programs for students that help both women and men develop leadership skills and an entrepreneurial mindset. To ensure a world of opportunity and advancement for all, CWEL also supports and widely disseminates research into the unique skills and experiences of women entrepreneurial leaders, and advances gender equality as a growth strategy for individuals and for organizations of all sizes, everywhere in the world. For more information, visit


About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

By Hilary Katulak,, 781-239-4623 | 03/13/2013 05:19