The Business Leadership Council of Wellesley College was formed in 1989 by a small group of alumnae who shared 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 the 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 providing friendship and support to each other. The BLC is 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. 

Mission Statement

The Business Leadership Council of Wellesley College is a by-invitation association of Wellesley alumnae who are senior leaders in the business and non-profit sectors.  The mission of the BLC is to use our individual and collective skills, experience, knowledge, and resources to:

    • Support Wellesley College in its mission to educate women who will make a difference in the world;
    • Support Wellesley students in acquiring the skills and experience necessary to their development as leaders;

    • Support each other in our own development as leaders;

    • Serve as ambassadors for the College.

Evelyn Smith '87 
Appointed to the Bank of Nova Scotia Board of Directors

Spenta Kandawalla '69 
Pakistan's first 'Lean In' inspired event held in Karachi

Vicky Tsai '00 
Vicky on "How the Internet has changed the entrepreneurial game"

Susan Harmon '67
Co-produced the film "Love Among the Ruins"

Lindsey Boylan '06
Appointed chief of staff at Empire State Development by Governor Andrew Cuomo


Mid-Atlantic Region Event
Film Screening with Susan Harmon
Culpeper, VA
March 12, 2016

Spring Retreat
Philadelphia, PA
April 7-10, 2016

BLC Reunion Breakfast
June 2016

Fall Plenary
November 10-12, 2016


Fall Plenary
November 2015

BLC Reunion Breakfast
June 2015

Spring Retreat
Santa Fe, NM
May 2015

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