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IWL Launches Mentor-in-Residence Program

This semester, the Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL) launched a new Mentor-in-Residence program. The purpose of the program is to provide female Nichols students with career guidance and inspiration from experienced women leaders who share our passion for women’s leadership.

DSC_0023 A professional female executive is aligned with the academic program that connects with her field of expertise. The Mentor-in-Residence comes to campus and meets one-on-one with female students in the appropriate major. These personalized discussions might cover resume review, career questions, or any other number of topics. Additionally, mentors hold a general question-and-answer session for all the female majors and minors in the selected academic program. Thus far, the IWL has proudly welcomed Paula Goudsmit and Jessica Pelt as the Mentors-in-Residence for the Business Communication and Hospitality programs, respectively.

jessicaandstudentsWith any questions regarding the Mentor-in-Residence program, please contact the IWL at, or you may directly contact the IWL Faculty Director, Jean Beaupré, at or 508.213.2443.

Renowned Artist Anna Schuleit Haber to Visit Campus

Public artist and MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Anna Schuleit Haber will present a talk on Leading Creative Teams in Davis Hall, 7-8pm on October 29, 2013 — open to all. Following the talk, Anna will also hold a workshop just for female Nichols students on leadership from 8-9 (to RSVP to the workshop portion, please email us at to reserve your spot).

Click here for a PDF of the event flyer.

Please contact with any questions.

Nichols College Launches Institute for Women’s Leadership

Dudley, MA – Leading business school Nichols College announces the creation of The Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL). Its stated mission includes developing the leadership potential of the college’s female students and serving as a community resource on issues impacting women in business and society.

“Our new Institute for Women’s Leadership was developed in recognition of the unique qualities and strengths that women bring to organizations and our communities,” said President Susan West Engelkemeyer. “As an institution of higher learning, we realize we have a special opportunity to create and contribute to meaningful dialogue about the various issues that women face in their careers, as well as to prepare our students to be thoughtful, effective leaders.”

The IWL will hold periodic events, develop industry partnerships, provide research analysis, and offer special educational and experiential opportunities to students. “Nichols has focused on preparing the leaders of tomorrow for generations,” continued President Engelkemeyer. “The IWL is a vital piece of this overall mission, and one that our entire community is truly excited about.”

Members of the community are encouraged to share in conversations on the IWL website,, and to provide feedback or questions by contacting Faculty Director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership Jean Beaupre at or 508.213.2443.


Media Contact:
Ronald Schachter, Director of Public Information