Dassault Systemes Visit

On Friday, April 21st, the Fellows visited the Dassault Systemes corporate headquarters in Waltham, MA. The Fellows got to meet with members of the Dassault team and discuss their workplace policies, culture, advancement of women, diversity initiatives, and more.

Fellows, please share one important initiative that the company has in place to alleviate gender issues. Also discuss how visiting a company in person gave you a different perspective on the topics we have discussed so far.


Perspective Event


On Thursday, April 6th, the Fellows joined Bentley’s SAGE (Students Advocating Gender Equality), and MoA (Men of Alliance) to gain a new perspective. Students were asked to attend this event with a fellow student of a different gender, race, or sexual orientation. Attendees read real scenarios out loud to one another and discussed their reactions while practicing active listening. Fellows, please share one impactful experience you had during this event.


Ellevate Annual Conference

On Sunday, April 2nd, prominent keynote speakers from the Center for Women and Business, Chief Advisory Services LLC, and Loomis & Sayles gathered to discuss women’s confidence in the workplace and how women can overcome many of the prominent issues they may face in their careers. This year’s conference theme was “Sorry Not Sorry,” which is all about women learning how to be confident and stop undermining themselves personally and professionally.

Fellows, please describe one issue you may face as a businesswoman and what you can do to overcome that. For the men, describe one issue your female coworker may face, and what you can do to help prevent or alleviate the issue.