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CWEL’s Fall Event Lineup: Bridging the Gender Gap

There’s been a lot of discussion and debate lately about the lack of women in the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Boston and beyond. At Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, we’re addressing the gender imbalance by creating innovative education programs and events to empower women to reach their full potential.

We’re pleased to announce a robust lineup of fall events for entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders of all kinds — both women and men. Full details for all events can be found at

The Diana Project

The Diana Project

September 30, 2014
Bridging the Gap in Venture Capital:
The Untapped Opportunity in Funding Women Entrepreneurs

This program will provide an exclusive first-look at the pioneering research in the newly updated report from The Diana Project, Women Entrepreneurs 2014: Bridging the Gender Gap in Venture Capital. Presenting the results will be Dr. Candida Brush, one of the Diana Project’s founding members and lead author of the report. A panel discussion will follow featuring key leaders from the investment community and women entrepreneurs.
Boston – $25 (free for Babson students, staff and faculty) – Registration Required

October 8, 2014
Mass Innovation Nights #67: Women Founders
October’s Mass Innovation Night (MIN) will be hosted by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Workbar in Central Square, Cambridge and will feature 10 businesses founded and run by women.
Cambridge Central Square – FREE – Registration Required

October 16, 2014
Women’s Business Accelerator
Celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month with the City of Boston’s Women on Main initiative, Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership and Boston’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Council. This event will convene the women’s entrepreneurship ecosystem of Boston for a day of high-profile speakers, skill-building workshops, and networking. Breakfast and lunch included.
Location TBA – FREE – Registration Required

October 22, 2014
How to Build a Winning Startup Team
Join the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership’s (CWEL) WIN Lab and entrepreneur Nataly Kogan for an intimate conversation about what it takes to identify, recruit and manage a WINning startup team. Then, put this advice to the test with startup “speed dating”: find your next co-founder or C suite member!
Cambridge Central Square – FREE – Registration Required

Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership

Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership

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>>> Erica Swallow: The Realities of Speaking Up as a Woman in VC