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The Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business

Advancing Women and Workplace Diversity

The Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business (CWB) at Bentley University provides thought leadership on critical diversity issues, and offers tools and training to foster inclusive organizations. Our programs inform and empower students, alumni, and business professionals — from the classroom to the boardroom. About the CWB.

Diversity and Inclusion Insights and Interventions

CWB News and Updates

Men as Allies Summit - October 18th

Start your journey to inclusive leadership...become an ally!

Diversity and inclusion is good for business and important to employers. Deloitte research shows that organizations with inclusive cultures are 8X more likely to achieve better business outcomes.

At the Men as Allies Summit you will learn what it means to be an ally. Men in senior leadership roles will share their personal stories of allyship in the workplace and its impact and importance to driving success. Come ask questions and network.

Open to ALL on campus.

Friday, October 18th 
2:30 - 4:00pm in LaCava 325

Register Now 

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What is Your Sparkle?

In her TEDx talk, Isha Joshi '21 shares that one of her favorite quotes is Leave a little sparkle wherever you go. She explains,” ... your 'sparkle' is the impact you leave on others or the impact you wish to leave on others." She encourages everyone to actively find their sparkle to develop a mindset focused on optimism and growth and use that to propel future success. Isha is a Marketing and Finance major and is heavily involved on campus including the CWB Women’s Leadership Program.

2020 Women on Boards

Join us on November 21st as thousands across the country discuss the importance of board diversity. The Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business at Bentley University will once again host this annual event to raise awareness, address key issues, and generate support for the 2020 Women on Boards campaign.

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2020 Women on Boards Flyer
Diversity and Inclusion News

Do Investors Really Care About Gender Diversity?

Stanford Graduate School of Business - September 2019 
By: Katia Savchuk

Gender Equity Is Within Our Reach

Harvard Business Review - September 2019
By: Melinda Gates

Podcast: Building Awareness on the Importance of Board Diversity

Boardroom Bound - September 2019
Featuring CWB Executive Director Deb Pine 

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Support CWB Student Programs

Our approach is sophisticated, but our resources are limited. Each year, the CWB spearheads programs and learning opportunities — like the Women’s Leadership Program, Student Fellowships and the Men of Alliance student group — that benefit hundreds of students. We need your support to maintain and grow key opportunities that prepare our students to succeed. 

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