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Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business

The Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business (CWB) at Bentley University advances intersectional gender equity from the classroom to the boardroom. The CWB serves as an incubator for gender equity innovation and intersectional leadership initiatives on campus and by working in organizations committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. In addition, the CWB brings intersectional gender equity to the design and delivery of its innovative, transformative programs, training, and tools to help create inclusive cultures within the classroom and workplaces.

The CWB focuses on such issues as inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, racial equity, feminist allyship, mentorship and sponsorship, intersectional negotiations, workplace culture, the gender wage gap, confidence, and more.

CWB partners with Bentley University faculty, staff, students, and businesses locally and globally to achieve its mission. The CWB also hosts numerous conferences and events. For example, its annual Gearing Up Conference mobilizes professionals in the first decade of their career to think critically about how they can advance their careers while advancing intersectional gender equity in the workplace. This highly interactive one-day annual event focuses on women's leadership aspirations, gender-expansive individuals, and allies. Gearing Up prepares individuals to take risks, aspire to higher leadership, and grow as confident, inclusive leaders. 

Location: LaCava 298