GEN Spotlight on Intersectionality: 2019 Webinar and ThinkSpace

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GEN members and associates are focusing this year on developing and sharing knowledge within our learning communities on the black feminist topic of intersectionality.

To this end, we will be hosting a webinar on 10 May followed by a 2-day ‘ThinkSpace’ event at Newcastle University on 15-16 May. Details are as follows.

WEBINAR: Friday, 10th May, 12-1pm (GMT)

ISBE’s Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) Special Interest Group is pleased to present this webinar on Intersectionality Theory. Introduced by Dr Natalia Vershinina, our three expert speakers will guide delegates through the theory of intersectionality and its practical implications for organisations, entrepreneurship and well-being. The webinar is presented in partnership with ECSB, the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Speakers:

Dr Angela Martinez Dy,Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Loughborough University London – Introduction to intersectionality theory

Dr Jenny K Rodriguez,Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies, The University of Manchester – Intersectionality in the study of organisations

Jennifer Agwunobi,Loughborough University London – Relationships between intersectionality, entrepreneurship and well-being

ECSB/ISBE webinars are open to both ECSB and ISBE members. To become an ECSB member and join the ECSB community visit http://www.ecsb.org/shop/ .To join ISBE visit https://isbe.org.uk/about-us/how-to-join/

https://isbe.org.uk/gen-webinar-may19/  link to register for the Webinar

Please feel free to forward this email to everyone within your institutions or within your professional network. We encourage you to hold Webinar parties and look forward to your attendance, questions and contributions!

THINKSPACE: 15-16 May 2019

ISBE’s Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) Special Interest Group is pleased to offer a Think Space on Intersectionality hosted by Newcastle University Business School.

Building on the Intersectionality webinar on 10th May, the Think Space will:
• Explore the origins of intersectionality
• Share recent intersectional research inside and outside of the entrepreneurship field
• Provide a space for delegates to identify and surface intersectionality within their own research
• Explore the practical implications for conducting intersectional research and its importance to entrepreneurship.

Speakers:

Prof Laura Galloway, Professor of Business & Enterprise, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University
“Poverty and enterprise: revisiting social class through the lens of intersectionality”.

Prof Peter Hopkins, Professor of Social Geography and University Dean of Social Justice, School of Geography Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University
‘Intersectionality and place: race, migration and the body’

Dr Angela Martinez Dy, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Loughborough University London

Dr Jenny K Rodriguez, Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies, The University of Manchester

Further speakers to be confirmed

Posters 

Doctoral students and Early Career Researchers are invited to submit a poster presentation based on their developing intersectional work. There will be opportunity for informal discussion and feedback during the ‘Think Space’. Please email your posters to info@isbe.org.uk by 6th May 2019.

Cost

The cost of the event includes attendance for both days including hospitality for both days (lunch and refreshments) and an evening meal on Wednesday 15th May.

• Doctoral Students £65
• Early Career Researchers £85
• ISBE Members £100
• Non ISBE Members £120

Registration

To register for the Think Space, please visit here.

NB: Accommodation, breakfast and additional drinks at the dinner are at delegates own expense. If you would like assistance sourcing accommodation please visit https://www.newcastlegateshead.com/accommodation

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GEN Confreat attendees win Best Paper Awards at the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference

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Dr Angela Carradus receiving award for  Best Paper in Family Business track

Congratulations to GEN members and Confreat attendees, Dr Angela Carradus, Nermin Elkafrawi and Annie Roos, who won best paper awards at last week’s ISBE conference in Birmingham.

Angela’s paper, titled ‘Creating a Copreneurial drama: Looking through a dramaturgical lens to interpret copreneurial start-up’, won best paper in the Family Business conference track.

Nermin and Annie’s paper, written with colleagues from the University of Huddersfield,  won the Best Early Career Research paper. Their paper was titled ‘Strong structuration theory: A way to further conceptualize entrepreneurship research’.

All three attended this year’s GEN confreat in Denmark, organised by Professor Helle Neegaard and developed these winning papers while they were there.

We are really pleased that they have been recognised and to have played some part in their success.

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Nermin Elkafrawi receiving award for Best Early Career Researcher Paper

International Diversity Day event in collaboration with the Federation for Small Businesses, 21st May 2018

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In commemoration of International Diversity Day, GEN teamed up with the UK’s Federation for Small Businesses (FSB) in Manchester, Nottingham and Plymouth to host a webinar across the three locations held at MMU, Nottingham University and the University of Plymouth.  Over sixty FSB members registered for the event and delegates from the three universities also attended. The purpose of this collaboration was threefold; to share leading research on unconscious bias, diversity and leadership, and their impact on women-owned firms, enhance awareness about GEN, and to facilitate inter-regional FSB – GEN networking and collaboration opportunities.

The event consisted of the following three presentations streamed live across our venues in Manchester, Nottingham and Plymouth, where they were followed by local networking and discussions:

  • Unconscious Bias (Dr Sylvia Terbeck, School of Psychology, University of Plymouth)

Whilst equality and diversity training might effect our explicit expressions and behaviour, we also harbour unconscious biases which can affect us. Learning and understanding the scientific bases and the psychology behind them can support more open and nuanced attitudes. This can help business to be more successful in attracting a diverse range of staff and customers. In this presentation Sylvia discussed the social psychology of unconscious bias. She explained the underlying psychological mechanisms, the latest research in this area, and ways to overcome prejudices.

  • Unconscious Bias, a Lack of Diversity and Gender Inequalities in a Traditionally Male Profession: A Case Study (Dr Lorna Treanor, Nottingham University Business School)

This presentation demonstrates how embedded stereotypes influence the career outcomes of individual professional women located within a traditionally masculine STEM profession (veterinary medicine). The profession is now numerically dominated by women but is still led by men. The presentation highlighted the outworkings of unconscious bias within organisations – in terms of recruitment and selection, work allocation and promotion decisions.

  • Generating Routes for Women’s Leadership (Dr Helen Woolnough, Sylvia Pankhurst Gender and Diversity Research Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University)

Research tells us how organisational processes obstruct women’s progression and retention in leadership roles, and pioneering organisations are responding by developing initiatives to create better routes for women’s leadership. But how do businesses access this knowledge and work out which insights and practices can drive innovation in their organisations? This presentation highlighted the Generating Routes for Women’s Leadership (GROWL) project, which uses the methodology of ‘Engaged Scholarship’ to put organisations in dialogue with research evidence and better practice so they can innovate develop and retain female talent in leadership roles.