Women's History Month

A full month of cross-collaborative events at Babson, spearheaded by CWEL.

National Women's History Month and International Women's Day (March 8) honors the accomplishments and contributions that women have made throughout history and in today's society. Babson joins the global celebration with an action-packed month of collaborative events featuring women entrepreneurs, thought-leaders, artists, and innovators. New events are added every day - so check back often!

Hosting a Women's History Month event on campus? Share it here! Send your event to CWEL at cwel@babson.edu


Friday, March 1 - Up Your Sales Game: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Selling Anything

9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Schlesinger Innovation Center, Park Manor West, Workshop 118

This program is open to currently enrolled Babson graduate students.

From pitching your new venture value proposition to growing your corporate client base, strong sales skills are essential to success in every business career.

Created for women leaders who are eager to succeed, this workshop will provide an invaluable opportunity to develop and leverage relational skills to position yourself for sales success. Through action-based learning, exposure to proven strategies, and hands-on application with experts in the field, you’ll come away with a tangible tool kit designed to help you open doors and close deals, in any role you choose.


Wednesday, March 6 — Celebrate International Women's Day: Teas and Snacks from Around the World

3:00–4:00 p.m. | Glavin Office, Hollister Room 220 

Tea Time! Celebrate International Women's Day with the Glavin Office and Women Giving Back. Stop by the Glavin Office for teas and snacks from around the world. No registration required. All are welcome! 

Thursday, March 7 — Virtual CWEL Circles: Serendipity to Strategy | Leadership Stories from the Field

12:30–1:30 p.m. | CWEL, 106 Blank Center or Online


Join us at the CWEL office or from wherever you are for a virtual lunch with CWEL Executive-in-Residence, Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden. In this “ask me anything” style session, we’ll explore the nuance of communication and the power of improvisational leadership through the exchange of real-life stories of challenges and success. Drawing from our experiences, we’ll frame out a mindful and nimble approach to leadership, that will help you handle that next curve ball and turn those serendipitous moments into smart strategy for professional growth.

This event will take place online using Zoom. Guests are invited to gather together in the CWEL Conference Room, Blank 106 (light lunch provided) or participate from anywhere via their computer or mobile device.

Featuring Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden, President & CEO, The Paradigm Forum GmbH (TPF)

Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden is the president and CEO of The Paradigm Forum GmbH (TPF), a global consultancy and thinktank operating at the intersection of social justice and workplace innovation. TPF works with forward-thinking corporate, governmental and academic partners to translate strategy, communication and experience-based learning into positive organizational change. 

Previously, Ms. Haller-Jorden was the senior vice president of Global Learning Strategies at Catalyst, where she designed cutting-edge initiatives to promote organizational inclusion and innovation in diverse cultural contexts. She has also held the positions of Officer at J.P. Morgan; Lead Partner at HNC Consulting; Executive Director at The Learning Labs; and Founder of the Public Policy Centre in Philadelphia (US).

Ms. Haller-Jorden is a frequent speaker and recognized voice in the international media. Speaking engagements include the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, the Diversity Best Practices European Summit, National Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Annual Summit, International Women’s Conference, European Commission International Women’s Day Conference, 100 Women in Finance, the Women’s Forum and the Zurich-based chapter of TED convening events. She has been interviewed for the New York Times, Asahi Shinbun, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Today, Reuters, CNN, BBC, and more and was featured in Careerpreneurs (Lessons from Leading Women Entrepreneurs on Building a Career Without Boundaries) by Dorothy Perrin Moore.

Her board appointments and advisory roles are numerous. In 2017, she was named a Wilson Center Global Fellow and joined the boards of India-based foundations Beyond Diversity and World of Opportunities for Women. She is a strategic advisor to EDGE Strategy, scholar-in-residence at Emma Willard School, and executive-in-residence at Bryn Mawr College and Babson College’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership. Other board appointments include: UN Women National Committee Switzerland, Foundations for Learning,  Milton Academy, Business & Human Rights Platform, Lausanne Business School, European Healthcare Businesswomen's Association, EU Steering Scientific Committee, Seventh Framework Programme, Meta-analysis of Gender and Science Research, IMPACT initiative, Öko-Institut Academy of Business and Society, and the international council at Bryn Mawr College.

Ms. Haller-Jorden was invited to join two initiatives founded by Hillary Clinton: the Vital Voices Global Partnership, as a global ambassador, and the Women in Public Service Project, as a faculty member during the Peacebuilding and Development Summer Institute. She has been named a European Thought Leader by the IBM Global Innovation Outlook initiative and a Woman Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal. 
Ms. Haller-Jorden attended Princeton University and Bryn Mawr College, where she earned a B.A. magna cum laude in History and holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Friday, March 8 — Good Business Friday: Lessons from a Nonprofit Leader

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Global Lounge, Reynolds Campus Center

Do you need to be a nonprofit to be a force for good?

Join the Lewis Institute on Fridays for open and casual discussions about creating both profit and purpose. Good Business Fridays is an Uncommon Table designed for our entire community: undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, faculty, staff, and social innovators.

Come when you can, there is no such thing as late! Light snacks are provided, or feel free to bring lunch

Featuring: Ashley Stanley, Founder and Executive Director, Lovin' Spoonfuls 


Friday, March 8 — Her Campus: I Have a Body

6:00–8:00 p.m. | Reynolds Global Lounge

Join Her Campus, Melissa Denizard '20, and other women in the Babson community for an intimate conversation about body image. Light snacks will be served.

No registration required. All women are welcome!

Tuesday, March 12 — Fintech Women & Cutler Center: Let's Start with Allies

5:30 - 8 p.m. | Babson College - Boston, 100 High Street, Boston, MA 02210

How can men be allies in building gender equity in fintech? Hear from active advocates, ideate to offer practical, adoptable solutions. 
Join FintechWomen 2019 on the Babson Boston campus for their inaugural event, sponsored by Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance. The interactive two-part program is designed to provide solutions:
  • Part 1: Advocates and practitioners of inclusion take stage to discuss gender diversity in fintech, particularly why and how men can be critical allies in the building of gender equity in the industry.
  • Part 2: In workshop mode, each table of 5-7 attendees along with an ally-leader will ideate and offer practical and easily adoptable solutions. We will continue the dialogue online, with the solutions and other resources available and updated on our website


Constance Armstrong, Executive Director, The Boston Club


  • Dan New, New England Financial Services Growth Markets and FinTech Leader, EY
  • Paul Brassil, VP IT, Boston Fed Reserve
  • Vasilious Roussos, Managing Director, DCU Fintech Innovation Center



Tuesday, March 12 — Empow(h)er: Photography Exhibit Opening Reception & Panel Discussion

4:30–6 p.m. | Global Lounge, Reynolds Campus Center

Anneliese Glaubitz '19 Sorenson Capstone Project Presentation

No registration required, all welcome!

Empow(h)er is a photo series by Anneliese Glaubitz '19 capturing women leaders and their paths to success. It looks at the reality of women in leadership today and hopes to inspire other girls and women to be confident and have the courage to lead. Photos will be displayed in Reynolds Campus Center accompanied by a women in leadership panel discussion, hosted by the Sorenson Center for the Arts and the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL). 


  • Dawn Leaks, Co-Director of Lioness Magazine, Entrepreneur
  • Kati Sigel, Executive Director of Three Squares New England
  • Karen Van Winkle, VP of Sales for Creative Office Pavilion, First Female President of the Harvard Club


EXHIBIT ON VIEW: March 13-19, 2019

Tuesday, March 12 — WIN Lab Miami Finale

6 – 9 p.m. | InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, Florida

Join us for a night of celebration as the third year of the Miami WIN Lab comes to an end and we look back on the successes that this incredible cohort has seen to-date. Come to hear top startup founders as they pitch their companies and stay for networking and drinks with all of this year's Miami WIN Lab stakeholders.

Wednesday, March 13 — WIN Lab Boston Finale

6 - 8:30 p.m. | Babson Boston Campus, 100 High Street, Boston, MA

Join us for an evening of cocktails and hors d'oeurves as we wrap-up the sixth year of the Boston WIN Lab. Celebrate the success of our cohort and hear from the top startup founders as they pitch their businesses. 

Tuesday, March 26 — Med Tech 4 Women's Health

1 - 2 p.m. | Blank Center Rotunda, Babson College

Join the Lewis Insitute for their Global Health Learning Circle. This month will feature a dialogue on how medical technology can be used to support women's health with Dr. Salome Maswime (obstetrician and gynecologist at Wits University) and Mel Prenovitz (Babson alumnus and co-founder of New View Surgical) 

The Global Health Learning Circle series provides a place for dynamic dialogues about healthcare challenges everywhere in the world. This format also fosters and promotes sharing, connecting, and acting.

Thursday, March 28 — CWEL Circles: Influence, Adventure, and the Power of a Tribe

4:30 - 6 p.m. | Roger's Pub and Grille

Grab your seat at the table with an inspired social entrepreneur, community builder, and CWEL mentor, Beth Santos, as we talk travel, influence, and growing a startup. From the WIN Lab classroom to 30+ global cities, Santos has grown a sisterhood of 40K+ women and non-binary people around the world who are committed to supporting each other’s passion for travel and using their voices to champion change within the industry. You’ll leave tonight’s circle ready to take on your bucket list and the world!

Featuring: Beth Santos, Founder and CEO, Wanderful (WIN Lab Alumna)

Beth Santos is founder and CEO of Wanderful, a global community of over 40,000 women who love to travel. Beth created Wanderful while living in Sao Tome and Principe, a small two-island nation off the west coast of Africa. Today, the community connects women together through regular events in over 30 global cities, an international, identity verified woman-to-woman homesharing network, dynamic online content and forums, and inspired, focused campaigns with international travel brands.

Beth is the creator and host of the annual Women in Travel Summit for 400 female travel influencers and industry members, happening this May 2019 in Portland, Maine. She is co-founder of #AtTheTable, a national dinner series and community for female founders. She is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management, where she received her MBA in social enterprise, entrepreneurship & innovation, and management strategy, and was selected for the prestigious Zell Fellowship created by real estate mogul Sam Zell. Beth is a Chicago Scholars 35 Under 35 Young Leader Making an Impact, a White House Top 100 Travel Blogger, an alum of the Babson WIN Lab and one of Built in Chicago’s top 50 influential people in tech to follow on Twitter. She lives in Boston.  

Thursday, March 28 — BAWMBA Women Connect

6 - 8 p.m. | Babson Executive Conference Center, Woodside Living Room

Join BAWMBA (Babson Association of Women MBAs) and the Babson Alumni Office for their annual event that will bring together alumni and current graduate students for a night to connect, be inspired and exchange ideas. 

The program will include remarks from Babson College Chief Administrative Officer Katherine Craven, an alumnae panel and networking.

Featured panelists:

  • Alexandra Flessas MBA’15, Senior Marketing Manager at Toast 
  • Priya Menon MBA’12, Global Marketing Director for Align Technology
  • And more!

Thursday, March 28 — CWEL Keynote at Venture Cafe SheConnects

3 - 8:30 p.m. | Venture Café Cambridge, 1 Broadway, 5th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142

Join Susan Duffy, Executive Director of the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College, as she delivers the keynote address at Venture Cafe’s SHE Connects mini-conference, taking place on March 28, 2019. SHE Connects recognize female innovators and entrepreneurs. This special ‘conference night’ event seeks to bring together the brightest minds who are building, funding and innovating to solve the world’s toughest problems. Come prepared to not only hear the trendiest ideas and see the latest technologies but also to participate in celebrating female founders of the Greater Boston Area.