Babson Black Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

Babson Black Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Program


Babson College’s Frank & Eileen™ Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (F&E CWEL) is pleased to offer the Black Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (BWEL) program, an action tank designed by and for Black women entrepreneurial leaders to provide an experience and the resources to propel their businesses and professional growth forward.

  • Sisterhood: Experience the extraordinary power of the community by connecting with other black women entrepreneurs and allies
  • Babson’s World-Renowned Pedagogy: Expand your revenue opportunity by following a successful entrepreneurial framework
  • Global Network
  • Expert Mentoring and Coaching: Accelerate your entrepreneurial growth by learning from top industry experts and maximize your personal effectiveness by collaborating with Business Success Coaches
  • BWEL’s Resource Guide
  • Blended Learning

Why We Started This Program

The disparity between minority and non-minority women is increasing.  In 2019, minority-owned businesses averaged $65,800 in revenue, compared to non-minority Women-owned businesses which averaged $218,800.  The disparity has an enormous effect on the U.S. economy.  Four million new jobs and $981 billion in revenue would be added if the average revenue of minority women-owned firms matched that of white women-owned businesses.

Black women-owned businesses made up the highest rate of growth after non-minority women.   However, the number of new job creation and revenue was the lowest amount of all women-owned businesses.  In 2019, the average revenue for Black women-owned businesses was $24,000.

With increasing awareness of the unique challenges Black women face with being an entrepreneur, BWEL was created with the goal of providing entrepreneurial leadership education, coaching, a global network, a resource business guide, and a peer community.

“My experience as a participant in the BWEL program has been thought-provoking, cumbersome, but most of all EFFECTIVE. As in any business, and especially in entrepreneurship, the ebbs and flows can leave an everlasting effect on your business disposition. Through the relationships I built and facilitators I engaged with, I can truly say the late nights were all worth it! I can truly say we are bonded by sisterhood.

Sisterhood is like a pineapple. It is rich in vitamins, boosts your immune system and can help build strong bones. Just like a pineapple, we are protected by the rigid outer shell. At times we can be sweet, tart, but always firm.

Like a pineapple, the bond of sisterhood is good for your health. The essence of sisterhood is to connect with women you support, defend and help grow!”

Tiffany Burnette
Cool Breezes, LLC

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