Center for Entrepreneurial Women’s Leadership

The Center for Entrepreneurial Women's Leadership at Babson College is dedicated to advancing enterprising women at all stages of their professional development and helping the organizations they work in achieve a competitive advantage through leveraging the talents of an increasingly gender diverse work force.


231 Forest Street
Babson Park, MA 02457-0310
Ph. (781) 239-5001/(781) 235-1200
Fx. (781) 239-5702


Principal Staff

Susan Duffy, Executive Director

Majorie Feld, Faculty Director

Joan Whalen, Coordinator

Featured Events


Projects & Campaigns

Real Women, Real Stories

Innovators. Change makers. Boundary breakers and visionaries. The women of Babson live Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® daily. Whether students, faculty, staff, alumni or friends of the college, Babson community members are leading the way to a more prosperous, sustainable and lively way of doing business as women leaders.


Reports & Resources

Married Professional Women’s Career Exit: Integrating Identity and Social Networks

CWL Newsletter: This monthly newsletter is available for online subscription at It includes information about upcoming events, research, and Center news.

CWL and The Commonwealth Institute. The Top Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts: 2008 Critical Issues Survey.

Allen, I. Elaine, PhD, Nan Langowitz DBA, and Maria Minniti, PhD. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2006 Report on Women and Entrepreneurship. 


Center News

Moving from Managing to Leading: The Women's Program at Babson
Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 3:22pm

As high potential leaders take on more strategic responsibility within their organizations, it is important that they have an opportunity to assess personal and organizational strengths, opportunities, and challenges.

For more information about this program, feel free to contact Deirdre Murphy at (781) 239-4340 or
Dates: November 15 to 19, 2010
Location: Babson Executive Conference Center, Wellesley, Massachusetts (20 minutes from Boston)

Author Series event with Diane Meier Author of "The Season of Second Chances"
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 11:08am

Join us for a lively conversation with Diane Meier, entrepreneur, renowned style guru, and founder and president of MEIER, a full service marketing firm in Manhattan. 

Click here for more information! 
Date and Time: June 8th -- 6-8 p.m.
Location : Needham Wellesley Room Olin Hall, Babson College


Opportunities, Grants & Fellowships

Grants and Scholarships

The Center sponsors the Women's Leadership Program for high-potential women in Babson's top-ranked undergraduate and MBA programs. Women's Leadership students receive enriched mentoring and learning opportunities designed to enhance their leadership skills and career readiness. Women accepted into the program at the point of admission to Babson College are also supported through a scholarship award.
There are plenty of opportunities to help with the Center for Women's Leadership at Babson College. The personal touch of involvement directly impacts the education experience for Babson and its students. Volunteers are needed to help with interviewing candidates for Women's Leadership scholarships, mentoring students in the Women's Leadership program, and assisting these students in their career development. Providing internships and employment opportunities is another way to help with this important initiative.