The Women’s Leadership Program at the Center for Women and Business (CWB) at Bentley University empowers young women to lead. CWB Leaders gain essential skills and experiences that enhance their potential to advance into leadership roles across all areas of business.

Building Competence and Confidence

During each year of the program, CWB Leaders have the opportunity to participate in workshops, roundtables, and corporate events that explore critical gender equity issues on a deeper level and develop effective leadership communications skills. Students learn strategies to understand and address issues such as unconscious bias, the gender confidence gap, and the value of men allies. They can work on developing effective negotiation or presentation skills and developing a personal brand. The result is a self-advocacy tool-kit that advances their leadership potential.

Preparing to Launch

When they graduate, CWB Leaders are able to recognize, impact, and benefit from an inclusive workplace culture. Students will have a network of professionals, faculty, and peers who will be important resources in advancing the students’ professional and educational careers. The program culminates with CWB Leader presentations, in which students synthesize their learning on gender diversity and reflect on their development as leaders.

Developing Authentic Leadership

CWB Leaders focus on what it means to be authentic, inclusive, and informed leaders. Through a strengths-based assessment, they become aware of their unique strengths and how to use their strengths as authentic leaders and team players. Through a flexible, student-planned leadership experience, students are able to deepen their understanding of how to leverage their strengths and gain confidence as authentic leaders.

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