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.... Continue Reading →
On Tuesday, April 11th, the Fellows gathered for a night of networking and learning with Bentley alumni. Fellows got to "work the room" to refine their professional networking skills in a more casual setting. Fellows, please share 2 networking skills you either learned or refined.
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... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
On Thursday, March 30th the Bentley community was joined by former NFL player, Wade Davis. Davis spoke about gender identity, sexism, and his experience as a closeted professional athlete. Fellows, please give a key takeaway you had from this talk, and discuss why you think it's important for public figures to use their platform to... Continue Reading →
On Wednesday, March 29th, the Fellows attended this talk with speakers Danny Best (Dell EMC Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion), and Bentley CIS Professor Wendy Lucas. The focus of this talk was how to increase participation of minorities and women in technology-focused careers. Fellows, please share two key takeaways from this event, and also why... Continue Reading →
On Tuesday, March 28th, the Fellows came together with key male figures who are helping to improve the professional environment for women on and off the Bentley campus. The discussion led us to think about this mostly women-focused topic from a different perspective, and understand why men must play an important role in solving this issue.... Continue Reading →
On Tuesday, March 21st, the Fellows joined SAGE (Students Advocating Gender Equality) for a brown bag lunch to discuss body positivity. Fellows, please share how you think having a positive body image can benefit a work environment. What were your biggest takeaways from this event?
On Wednesday, March 1st, the fellows attended an interactive workshop with award-winning filmmaker, Whitney Dow. The discussion centered around what it means to be "white" and what the implications of this are. Fellows, please comment on how this workshop impacted your views of race in general, and/or what it means to be "white."