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CWEL Gender Research

The CWEL and Babson boast a lively, supportive and growing community of faculty who do innovative research on women and gender, leadership and entrepreneurship. Here we showcase some of the research that has come out from, and been amplified by, the CWEL.

Research Highlights:

2018/2019 GEM Women's Report

Grid - Gender Research Global 370x200pxlThe 2018/2019 GEM Women's Entrepreneurship Report aims to highlight areas where there are still gaps, challenges, and opportunities in women's entrepreneurship. Read it here.

Gender-Based Impediments Beyond VC

Grid - Gender Research Books 370x200pxlIn a new report, we find gender-biased impediments continue to exist for women entrepreneurs but many find strategies to overcome them. Read more here.

Entrepreneurs Punished for Stereotypically Feminine Behaviors

Grid - Gender Research Stereotypical Behavior 370x200pxlResearch by Assistant Professor Lakshmi Balachandra shows that women entrepreneurs are penalized for exhibiting stereotypically feminine traits. Read more here.

Energy & Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs

Grid - Gender Research Energy Sector 370x200pxlA literature review: Building the evidence base for women's empowerment and entrepreneurship to improve energy intervention's effectiveness. Read it here.

The Hidden Gender Bias in Accessing Credit

Grid - Gender Research Bank Lending 370x200pxlA report in partnership with Oxfam America looks at the structural barriers and hidden bias in access to credit for women-led businesses. Read the report here.

How Balancing a Career & Motherhood Makes You Better at Both

Grid - Gender Research Balance 370x200pxlA new book co-authored by Babson Professor Danna Greenberg looks at how balancing a career and motherhood makes you better at both. Read about it here.


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