At the Frank & Eileen™ Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (F&E CWEL), we are building an entrepreneurial world in which all people thrive by dramatically increasing the impact of female leaders and their allies in every sector, enlightening the global community about the value of women’s entrepreneurial leadership, and empowering leaders to transform themselves, nations and generations while advancing equity, prosperity and progress for all. 

F&E CWEL is designed to encourage participants of any gender-identity to grapple with the historical and institutional biases faced by women and individuals who do not conform with traditional gender-related expectations in school or work environments.

Strategic Objectives

F&E CWEL's strategic objectives are aligned with Babson’s academic and institutional strategy. The focus begins with the internal Babson community and moves outward to the world.

  • Center for All. F&E CWEL serves as the hub of Babson’s initiatives advancing women as contributors to social and economic value everywhere.
  • Gender-enlightened Campus. Advocates and cultivates a campus culture that supports future entrepreneurial leaders who understand, manage, and lead with gender aptitude.
  • Signature Learning Experiences. Designs and delivers educational programs that reflect intentional pedagogy, high-impact relevance, and differentiated faculty expertise.
  • Leading the World. As the recognized global leader in women’s entrepreneurial leadership research, pedagogy and practice.