Underpinned by Babson’s leading research on mentoring and entrepreneurial leadership development, the CWEL mentorship programs have served thousands of learners and mentors. The programs are intentionally designed to offset the structural and perceptual barriers for women in business networks.
In addition to formal mentorship offered through accelerators and executive education programs, CWEL offers three, one-on-one mentorship programs, available to undergraduate and graduate students, delivered at critical points in their tenure at Babson.
- CWEL Graduate Mentor Program Pairs graduate students with seasoned professionals (15+ years of executive experience) for advanced vocational exploration and career transition strategies for leaders.
- CWEL Undergraduate Professional Mentor Program
Pairs junior and senior students with early-career professionals (3-15 years of work experience) for vocational exploration and transition to work opportunities and challenges.
- CWEL Undergraduate Near-Peer Mentor Program
Pairs first-year students with upper-class students for adjustment to college and integration with the broader community
Pairs meet regularly (virtually or in person) over the duration of the 12-week program. The experience is launched with a speed-networking matching session, to facilitate compatibility-based pairings, and closes with a celebratory reception.