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.


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Ronald Schachter, Director of Public Information


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