Wellesley College Business Leadership Council
The Business Leadership Council of Wellesley College was formed in 1989 by a small group of alumnae who had a common bond based on their acknowledged positions of executive leadership and a Wellesley education. Recognizing the leadership preparation they received from Wellesley, the Business Leadership Council was formed with the intent to give back to the College, its constituents and its wider community through the unique talents of its members.
The founders believed that, acting collectively, this group of alumnae business leaders (both for-profit and non-profit), could contribute their special gifts more effectively on behalf of Wellesley, while at the same time giving friendship and support to each other.
The BLC is specifically dedicated to excellence in education, to leadership, empowerment and opportunity for all women; to lifelong learning; and to service to the College and to society.
To make available to the College as requested, alumnae executive leadership and experience in support of Wellesley’s mission: “To provide an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world,” and to provide peer support and continuous learning to its members.
Strategy to Achieve the Mission
To carry out its mission, the Business Leadership Council can, when requested:
- provide perspective and ideas from the managerial world to the College in support of strategic, tactical and programmatic initiatives of the College;
- provide input, counsel and consulting services as needed in support of various College initiatives;
- provide an educational resource to students through the College by sharing BLC members’ expertise;
- create a network for its members providing interaction with other women leaders in business;
- initiate and actively support opportunities to promote women in leadership;
- provide a forum for its members to meet and provide peer support to each other and receive continuous learning.