Wellesley Business Leadership Council


Members in the News

Sandra Horbach '82 was named chair of the board of Stanford Business School, making her the first woman to chair the board of an elite business school. - Click here  for more information

Mary Ellen Zellerbach recently was elected Chair of the Investment Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology. 

Sue Wagner '82 was Wellesley College's 2014 Commencement Speaker. To see her speech, please click here.

In Memoriam It is with great sadness that we report the death of Scott Studenmund, son of Woody and Jaynie Studenmund ’76. Only 24, Scott was killed in Afghanistan on Monday, June 9th, during military engagement. Additional information can be found here. Click here for an article about Scott. A memorial fund has been established in Scott's memory

Spenta Captain Kandawalla, who was the only Pakistani student in Hillary Rodham's class at Wellesley College in 1969, talks about her longtime friend with "Sunday Morning" correspondent Jane Pauley. She describes the former secretary of state who made herself into a diplomatic "punching bag"as someone who "could punch back too." Click here to watch the video

The Alumnae/BLC Advice videos that were recorded at the Plenary are online on the Work and Service website and can be accessed from the home page and here. CWS is also posting them individually on LinkedIn. 

Congratulations to Nancy Hawthorne, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Clerestory, LLC who was the Boston Business Journal's 2013 F. Gorham Brigham Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient at the CFO Awards 2013.



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BLC Initiatives

Board Initiative

Want to join a for profit board? Know of an open board position on a for profit board or advisory board? Learn about the BLC Board Initiative.

Get Connected

Connect to other BLC members online. Join our LinkedIn groupFacebook group, or follow other BLC members on Twitter. Learn more.


Past Events  

Wellesley Professor Dinner Series

May 21, 2014

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Corporate Boards Webinar

Top Ten Hints to Prepare your Board Bio with Jan Babiak

Playback Click Here

Reunion Breakfast

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Wellesley College

2013 Spring Retreat

April 11-14, 2013

Gettysburg, PA


2013 Fall Plenary

November 7-9, 2013

Wellesley College

Women and Global Business Leadership in the 21st Century


Regional Events 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New York Regional joint event with NYC Wellesley Club

Getting Down to Business: an interactive discussion among Wellesley Women in the Corporate World

DC / MidAtlantic Region

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Brunch at Lynne Miller's Home

Hosted by BLC Regional co-chairs Lynne Miller & Melinda Reingold




Upcoming Events


DC Regional Event
Brunch at Lynne Miller's Home
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Please contact the office for more details.

Midwest BLC Group
Fall Foliage View of Lincoln Park and Gathering of Great Women!

October 22, 2014 at 6 PM
Please contact the office for more details

2014 Fall Plenary
Celebrating the Past and
Navigating the Future

25th Celebration

November 6-8, 2014

Wellesley College
Click here for a schedule
Click here to register



 Watch the Alumnae/BLC Advice videos recorded at last year's plenary here


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Campus News

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton '69 hosted the Inaugural Institute of the Women in Public Service Project at Wellesley June 11-22, 2012. The Women in Public Service Project is a collaboration initiated by the U.S. State Department with Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wellesley. To see the video, click here. Learn more about the project at the Project's website as well as at the State Department website. To read a blog of one of the attendees, click here.

Wellesley wins Master Card Foundation grant to fund scholarships for students from East Africa!  To learn more, click here.