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Conquering Borders: Webinar Success

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The Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) SIG is pleased to report the success of our recent webinar held at the 2017 ISBE conference in Belfast. Entitled ‘Conquering Borders: Gender, Entrepreneurship and Prosperity’, the webinar featured esteemed feminist scholars presenting their research on the interactions of gender and entrepreneurship in a variety of international contexts: the UK and EU, Africa and the Middle East. In keeping with the conference theme of ‘Borders, Prosperity, and Entrepreneurial Responses,’ the webinar format was intended to encourage connections and debates with colleagues around the world. With excellent presentations, a vibrant discussion and questions taken both in person and online, we were encouraged by the outcome and look forward to more. We thank the ISBE team for their support, our fantastic speakers and all those who participated. To view the webinar on Youtube, please use this link: https://youtu.be/GOOBXaesyY0

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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

ESRC Conference: Challenging Genderered Media Mis(S)repesentations

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Challenging Genderered Media Mis(S)repesentations
15th June, 2017  Conference, Goodenough College, London 
 Please find below information, and schedule for, an ESRC funded conference, which will take place on 15th June in London. This will mark the end of the seminar series ‘Challenging Gendered Media Mis(s)representations of Women Professionals and Leaders’ .
Attendance is free, and there a small number of travel bursaries available for early career researchers and PhD students.  The booking site can be found here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gendered-media-missrepresentations-of-women-professionals-and-leaders-tickets-34110805337
Keynote Speakers include:
Professor Karen Lee Ashcraft. University of Colorado, Boulder.
Professor  Ashcraft’s research examines organizational and occupational formations-such as identity, culture and mode of governance-and is guided by an interest in relations of power and difference, particularly gender, race, sexuality and class.
Julie Burton. President, Women’s Media Center, Washington D.C.
Julie Burton leads the Women’s Media Center in its efforts to create a level playing field for women and girls through media monitoring, training, advocacy, original content, and the promotion of women and girls as media experts.  She is the Executive Producer of Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan on iTunes<https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/womens-media-center-live-robin/id665981526?mt=2> and the Editor in Chief of WMC Press.
If you require further information about the conference, please contact Dr Steven Donbavand, email: steven.donbavand@roehampton.ac.uk
See further details and the schedule of the conference by following the link: