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Graduate Programs

Delivering the CWEL value proposition to women graduate students.

CWEL offers targeted events and programs that meet the unique developmental needs of our graduate students at this critical stage of their careers. In addition to our robust menu of mentoring, gender acumen, and educational programs, CWEL provides partnership and resources to student-led organizations across campus in order to ensure that they have the tools and networks needed as future leaders in the business world.

CWEL Graduate Mentor Program

CWEL recognizes that mentoring relationships are critical for career development and success in today's complex work environment. Each fall we pair graduate women with senior-level professionals for a five month one-on-one mentoring experience, designed to educate our students on the value of developmental relationships and empower them to build a personal board of coaches, sponsors, and mentors. Learn more.

CWEL Circles

Targeted to our graduate community, CWEL Circles offers a weekly opportunity for students to exchange ideas, get advice, and build their network with senior-level professionals in a casual, small group mentoring format. Learn more.

Forté Fellows Scholarship

As a 15-year founding sponsor-school, CWEL is proud to support the Forté Fellows scholarship program offered at Babson. Forté Foundation is a consortium of major corporations and top business schools that has become a powerful change agent in educating and directing talented women toward leadership roles in business. Forté Fellows are invited to participate in custom experiences curated by CWEL and the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, including the annual Forté MBA Women's Leadership Conference. About Forté ›


The Babson Association for Women MBAs (BAWMBA) is a student-led organization providing opportunities to build networks, participate in mentorship programs, and attend events with the goal of encouraging the advancement of women in leadership roles. ​

WIN Lab Intensity Track

Launched in 2017, this academic track offers current Babson MBA students the opportunity to gain course credit for the intensive women's accelerator experience offered by the WIN Lab. Throughout the program, women entrepreneurs will transform into CEOs through rigorous entrepreneurship coursework, applied experiences, mentoring, and milestone achievements designed to move early-stage ventures from prototype to successful launch and growth. Learn more.

Women Innovating Now (WIN) Workshops

These are 2-hour workshop style events that provide insight and an opportunity to practice various leadership skills. From public speaking and negotiations to utilizing Babson's resources, experts will work with undergraduate and graduate students to build their business artistry. These events are open to the entire Babson, Olin, and Wellesley community and are supported by WIN and CWEL. 

Babson's Women in Technology Initiative

B-WIT's mission is to further support Babson women in the technology industry by providing resources, a professional network, and career advice about various technology-based careers and required competencies. CWEL's Executive Director, Susan Duffy, is proud to sit on the board of B-WIT while providing overarching support for its programs through the Center. Learn more.


For more information about our graduate student programs and how to get involved, please contact Valerie Paquette,