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Undergraduate Programs

Promoting a gender-enlightened campus culture.

CWEL promotes a “gender-enlightened” campus culture that supports a new generation of leaders who understand, manage and lead with gender aptitude. We do this by raising students' awareness about the role of gender as it relates to their current lives and their futures as entrepreneurial leaders. 

With the support of our valued internal and external partners across the Babson community, CWEL is able to offer a robust menu of programs, events, and resources that are open and available to all.

Disruption Dinner

The Disruption Dinner is a premier annual event hosted by the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership and campus partners at Babson College which brings the Babson community together for an evening of inspiration and conversation around gender and leadership. Each year the event showcases the experiences of accomplished women leaders in a common industry who are acting boldly to break barriers, blaze trails, and launch movements that change industries, organizations, and communities around the world. 

Dean's Gender Series

Presented through the support of the Office of the Undergraduate Dean, the Dean’s Gender Series is an annual event that brings high-profile thought-leaders to our Wellesley campus. The 2019 Dean’s Gender Series featured Jason Rosario, Founder and Executive Producer of The Lives of Men.

CWEL Circles

Log on or join the circle each month at CWEL as we talk gender, leadership, and careers with our expert hosts. Come with questions and leave with strategies to advance yourself, level-the-field, and lift others up, as you make your mark as an entrepreneurial leader. 

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. 

Mentor Program

Underpinned by Babson’s leading research on mentoring and entrepreneurial leadership development, CWEL offers two program options for one-on-one mentorships delivered at critical points in our student’s tenure at Babson. The mentor program specifically designed for all undergraduate students, connects those women to recent alumnae in order to share insight and guidance on how to best prepare for a life and career outside of Babson.

CWEL Scholars

The CWEL Scholars (CWELS) program offers opportunity to learn, experiment, and apply new ways to lead. Exclusive events, cutting edge experts, and hands-on coaching help you combine your business acumen with passion and purpose. Join like-minded peers in a strong community of women who want to make their mark.