The Babson Women’s Leadership Academy

The Babson Women’s Leadership Academy Schedule

The Women's Leadership Academy spring program has come to an end. Thank you to all of the participants who joined us for another incredible cohort! We will not be offering a summer program for the 2021 year but please check back for potential fall options!


This is a virtual offering that runs for six weeks from March 6, 2021, until April 13, 2021. We will meet on one Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and six Tuesday evenings from 5:00 - 7:15 p.m. (with a 10-minute break built-in). At the end of each session, you will have one homework assignment to be completed before we reconvene.

The content varies each week and will feature virtual discussions with peer mentors, workshops with leading experts, talks from guest speakers, and small group presentations.

The Babson Women’s Leadership Academy meets on the following days, with an optional college-prep session on Thursday, April 8.

Week 1 March 6 March 9
Week 2 - March 16
Week 3 - March 23
Week 4 - March 30
Week 5 - April 6
Week 6 - April 13


The Women’s Leadership Academy Schedule

Week 1: Saturday, March 6 & Tuesday, March 9

Moving Towards Your Goals

Day 1 is all about meeting the cohort, learning how to work in small groups, and getting acquainted with taking small steps forward to reach your goals! After moving through the basics of peer-coaching, expectation setting, and feedback, you'll learn about Babson’s methodology of Entrepreneurial Thought & Action, which is an action-oriented approach to moving forward and learning along the way. On day two, we look at a new presentation framework and workshop it within your groups, giving you a chance to collectively create a new way to communicate your ideas while understanding some of the fundamentals of public speaking.

Week 2: Tuesday, March 16

Leveraging Your Knowledge & Network

Our first round of presentations will kick-start the day! Each of you will share what your goal is and how you plan to take a small action to move you towards it! Next, we'll talk about the community of people you have surrounding you and help you map out who is there and how they might help. Last, we'll take a look at your relationship with risk and failure and how understanding that can help you move forward in a more authentic way. 

Week 3: Tuesday, March 23

Igniting Your Strengths

Today is all about leadership. What traits make a good leader? And what does gender have to do with it? We’re going to take a closer look at what unique leadership strengths you already have through a tool called the Reflective Best Self Exercise (RBSE). From there, we'll dig into how you can focus and develop those strengths to achieve your goals.

Note: More information about RBSE can be found in our FAQs section.

Week 4: Tuesday, March 30

Overcoming Obstacles

Negative self-talk can quickly sideline your goals. This week, we take a look at how you can reframe the conversation in your head to master that inner-critic and continue moving forward. Week four also marks our second set of presentations! Come prepared to share the goal you set for yourself, what steps you've taken over the last two weeks, and how you plan to continue taking action during week 5! 

Week 5: Tuesday, April 6

Your Leadership Profile

Reaching your goals becomes much easier when you understand who you are and what you want to achieve. During week 5, we'll help you connect your strengths to your values, understand your leadership profile, and think about your personal brand. 

Week 5 Optional Session: Thursday, April 8

Demystifying the College Process

Join us for an optional session where we'll dig into the college application process, giving you time to talk with current undergraduates about their college experience and hear from Babson admissions about the college application journey and how to get started.

Week 6: Tuesday, April 13

Presenting with Presence

The final week - it’s time to celebrate! This is where you will give your final presentation and tell the group what you’ve done, and what you plan to do, to reach your goal! We'll end the session with a special guest speaker and some celebratory words from the team! Come prepared to present, learn, and celebrate all that you have achieved throughout the Academy!


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