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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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ESRC Gendered Inclusion in Organisations

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Dear colleagues

Registration is now open for the final event in our ESRC Gendered Inclusion in Organisations series which will be held at Middlesex University London.

Day 1: 31st of May 2018: Gendered Inclusion in ‘traditional’ and ‘creative’ sector organisations and industries will look at the patterns of women’s inclusion in traditional, male-dominated industries to see if there has been much change, and also examine gendered work in ‘creative sectors’ which are considered to be more ‘female-friendly’. Speakers will discuss the issues related to gendered inclusion in finance, construction, aviation, music, film industry and journalism, illuminating how and on what conditions women are included, and how inclusion rhetoric continues to be intertwined with and often obscures continuous and new types of gender exclusion.

Speakers include:

  • Karen Lee Ashcraft (Professor of Organisational Communication at the University of Colorado Boulder)
  • Melissa Fisher (Lauritis Andersen Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen)
  • Tessa Wright (Reader at the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London)
  • Christina Scharff (Senior Lecturer at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London)
  • Natalie Wreyford (Research Fellow on ‘Calling the Short’ project, Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton)
  • Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (A renowned British journalist and author, and a Professor at Middlesex University)

Day 2: 1st of June 2018: Drawing conclusions and setting research agenda for Critical Inclusion Studies, will explore the ‘fall out’ of the current situation of limited inclusion looking at the rise of neoliberal feminist rhetoric, its impact, the differences between the rhetoric and women’s experiences, as well as problematize the lack of ‘inclusivity’ within the very discipline of diversity studies. We will then have a follow up round-table discussion in order to consolidate insights from previous seminars and map out future research directions for Critical Inclusion Studies.

Speakers include:

  • Florence Villesèche (Assistant Professor and Marie Curie Fellow at Copenhagen Business School)
  • Catherine Rottenberg (Senior Lecturer at the Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and currently a Marie Currie Fellow at the Department of Sociology, Goldsmith University of London)
  • Shani Orgad (Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economic)
  • Pasi Ahonen (Lecturer in Organisation Studies at the University of Essex Business School)

Attendance is FREE. Please note that the registration is free for each day To register for DAY 1 please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gendered-inclusion-in-traditional-and-creative-sector-organisations-and-industries-tickets-45290343637

To register for DAY 2 please go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gendered-inclusion-in-organisations-drawing-conclusions-and-setting-research-agenda-for-critical-tickets-45291066800

Bursaries: To encourage the participation of early career scholars and PhD students, we have a number of TRAVEL BURSARIES. To apply for a bursary please email Dr Maria Adamson m.adamson@mdx.ac.uk providing a brief account of your circumstances and why you are interested in attending the seminar. Bursaries are allocated on the first-come-first-served basis.

Organisers: The seminar series is organised by Dr Maria Adamson (Middlesex), Professor Elisabeth Kelan (Cranfield), Dr Patricia Lewis (Kent), Professor Nick Rumens (Middlesex), Professor Martyna Śliwa (Essex)

Upcoming Webinar: Borders, prosperity and entrepreneurial responses

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In embracing the conference theme of ‘Borders: prosperity and entrepreneurial responses’, the Gender and Enterprise Network (Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Special Interest Group) will host an international webinar during ISBE 2017.  This webinar aims to conquer some of the political borders that separate the international entrepreneurship community by bringing us together to share and discuss the potential of entrepreneurship in conquering borders through virtual and physical presence.

A panel of gender and entrepreneurship experts, listed below, will share with us their research on how entrepreneurs conquer the borders in their minds, as well as the social, political and economic borders that define our present and future.

We encourage those interested to consider hosting a ‘webinar party’ where you gather in a classroom or auditorium at your institution to watch together, so that the content can transcend the physical borders of the ISBE 2017 conference, and inspire discussion and debate amongst your communities of practice.

Prof Susan Marlow

University of Nottingham

Gender, Entrepreneurship and Prosperity
Dr Lorna Treanor

University of Nottingham

Overcoming Barriers and Borders: Crowdfunding and Women Entrepreneurs in Northern Ireland
Dr Natalia Vershinina

University of Birmingham

EU Migrant Family Businesses in Birmingham: Reactions and Responses to Brexit
Dr Haya Al-Dajani

University of Plymouth

Resourceful Arab Refugee Women Navigating Borders in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey
Prof Diane Holt

University of Essex

Women, income generation and borders in the informal economy – A focus on subsistence contexts in Africa
Prof Maura McAdam

Dublin City University

Chair and Discussant

To join webinar virtually on Wednesday, November 8th at 14:00-15:30 GMT, use the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOOBXaesyY0

Tweet us at @ISBEGEN and share your experience using the hashtag #isbegen

For technical support please email Rob Edwards at rob@isbe.org.uk