Have you seen our feature in the Boston Globe Women & Power Issue? Head here to read about the impact our Summer 2020 program created!
Babson College’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership is pleased to offer the Babson Women’s Leadership Academy (BWLA), giving women high school students the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the strengths, power, and abilities that they already have while increasing their confidence around communication and building a plan to reach their goals!
At the BWLA, we take Babson’s world-renowned curriculum and apply a gender lens, so that participants leave with new tools to help them navigate different environments and achieve whatever goals they set for themselves! We also surround our students with role models, a community of champions, and the opportunity to test things out in a comfortable way, all of which can be critically important to increasing self-assurance.
At the start of the BWLA program, we ask students to set a goal for themselves, which they focus on and take action towards for the full six weeks. Whether they’re interested in running for student council, speaking up more in class, or looking for an internship, the BWLA will give them a framework to map out what they want to achieve and a better sense of the skills and network they already have in order to get there! With their goal in hand and our framework to guide them, each student will take one small step toward their goal each week and report out on it so by the end of the program, they’re on their way to achieving what they want!
This program has shown aspects of who I am that I have not seen before. I am more confident in coming out of my comfort zone and communicating with others. Thank you for all the wonderful guest speakers and peer mentors. I had a wonderful experience!
- Women’s Leadership Academy Participant, Age 17, Arlington Texas