As 2016 draws to a close, GEN has gone from strength to strength thanks to the dedication of its committee and the support of its members. In this post we would like to share and celebrate some fantastic successes for GEN, and announce some exciting things coming up for 2017.
- ‘Gender and Class at Work’ workshop in March 2016 at the University of Birmingham coordinated by Holly Birkett and Maria Villares (photos above)
- An excellent Gender track at ISBE where we developed international connections, and held a fabulous ‘confreat taster’ in which mid-career scholars contributed some great insight to some grateful early career researchers, and four best paper prizes were awarded to GEN committee members:
Best Research & Knowledge Exchange paper 2016: Beyond the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Mixed Embeddedness Approaches: a Review and Research Agenda
Annabell Gast | Natalia Vershinina | Kassa Woldesenbet Beta
Gender and Enterprise: Gendered Language and Student Entrepreneurship Course Choice in Universities: A Cross-Cultural Analysis
Jan Warhuus | Sally Jones
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Realities: Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research and Best Conference Paper 2016: Not as easy as it looks: Digital entrepreneurship, the great leveller?
Angela Martinez Dy | Lee Martin | Susan Marlow
17th- 18th July 2017
Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Center, Manchester
The Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) invites both new and more established scholars to attend a forthcoming ‘Confreat’ (conference/retreat) on 17th and 18th of July 2017 at the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Center, Manchester Metropolitan University.
The primary focus of this event is to participants to develop working papers for a conference or journal publication. This will mainly take place through feedback on papers and guidance from a prestigious team of established entrepreneurship academics, with both qualitative and quantitative research backgrounds.
During the two-day event, participants will:
- Receive personalised feedback and guidance on their working papers.
- Reflect upon the theoretical contributions of their research in the area of gender and
- Learn how to write successful grant applications.
- Engage with a unique network of internationally recognised scholars as well as early career researchers in the area of gender and entrepreneurship.
Plans are in the works for an exciting Gender Theory event organised by Prof Julia Rouse and Dr Angela Martinez Dy, featuring a number of well regarded critical realist gender theorists, to be held at Loughborough University London in April 2017. Watch this space!
We at GEN wish you a joyful and relaxing festive season!
All the best for 2017 and beyond.
We would like to share with you the opportunity for up to 15 Early Career Researchers (defined as up to 10 years post PhD) each from the UK and Malaysia (up to 40 in total) to participate in a workshop on gender in Malaysia. The new deadline is 27th May.
Those with a background in any of the following are particularly welcome to apply:
• gender, work and organization
• women and empowerment
• gender, law and policy-making
• maternal health
• economic development
• action research
The application form, with more details on the initiative, is accessible via the following link http://www.mdx.ac.uk/our-research/research-groups/diversity-and-gender
Wednesday 15th June 2016
ESRC Seminar Series: Challenging Gendered Media Mis(s)Representations of Women Professionals & Leaders
Seminar 6: “Multi-disciplinary Approaches: Developing Research Priorities and Impact”
Time: 10am-3.30 pm
Venue: Charles Carter Building, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, LA1 4YX
Aims of Seminar 6:
The focus for this 6th seminar is on developing research priorities and impact. Introducing participants to different multi-disciplinary approaches, including sharing examples of research and impact, the seminar will explore effective approaches to tackling gendered media misrepresentations of women professionals and leaders and how we might put those into practice to gain maximum impact.
Charlotte Valeur is the Founder and Chair of Board Apprentice Ltd., a company committed to developing diversification on boards through a board apprentice scheme. Charlotte is the Managing Director of GFG Ltd, a Governance Consultancy. She has over 30 years’ experience in the Financial Industry as an Investment Banker in Denmark and UK, has extensive board experience as a Non-Executive Director (NED) and currently holds Chair and NED positions on various boards.
Professor Anita Biressi
Anita Biressi is Professor of Media and Society in the Department of Media, Culture and Language at the University of Roehampton. She is Convenor of the MA Media, Communication and Culture. Her research interests include: documentary and popular factual programming, popular journalism, crime and law and order, class difference in contemporary British culture and gender and political voice.
Professor Rosalind Gill
Professor Rosalind Gill joined City University London in October 2013. With an interdisciplinary background, she has worked across a number of disciplines including Sociology, Gender Studies and Media and Communications with posts at Goldsmiths and King’s College London, and the LSE’s interdisciplinary Gender Institute. Rosalind is known for her research interests in gender and media, cultural and creative work, and mediated intimacy.
To book your free place at the 15th June ESRC funded Seminar 6, please email Katrin Scherschel.
Friday 17th June 2016
ESRC-funded Seminar Series “Gendered Inclusion in Contemporary Organisations” (2015-2018).
9.30am to 4.30pm
University of Essex
To advance debates concerned with the persistence of gender inequality in contemporary organizations, this seminar series argues for a shift in how we theorise and understand the tenacity and experience of ongoing discrimination. Specifically, the series calls for a move away from explanations based on an assumption of exclusion (underpinned materially and symbolically by a masculine norm) towards a focus on the way in which women and men are included in organizations today.
The third seminar in the series will explore the ways in which we can approach researching gendered inclusion and communicating our research to different audiences.
The inclusion of women in the world of workplace organizations appears to be an inherently ‘good’ project. The current extent to which women participate in the labour market is the result of many years of struggle to create the conditions for reducing gender inequality, and as such deserves recognition. For academic researchers, however, this also poses a challenge of how to question the prevalent patterns of inclusion, and how to enter into a productive dialogue with practitioners and policymakers about the need to critically appraise and change the ways women and men tend to be included within contemporary workplace settings. The seminar will provide a forum for creative engagement with a range of innovative, interdisciplinary research methodologies aiming to explore the gendered nature of inclusion. It will also inspire and facilitate reflection on our responsibilities as academics – and possibly powerful change agents – to infuse the potential for a critical approach to issues of workplace diversity and inclusion in our research practice and in our contacts with different organizational stakeholders.
• Professor Emma Bell (Keele Management School, Keele University, UK)
• Dr Suvi Salmenniemi (Department of Sociology, University of Turku, Finland)
• Prof. Melissa Tyler (Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK)
• Louise Nash (Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK)
Registration: The seminar is FREE to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please register at EVENTBRITE https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/esrc-researching-gendered-inclusion-interdisciplinary-methodologies-tickets-24878504276
When: 17 June 2016, 9.30am to 4.30pm. Registration/coffee 9.30am. Talks start at 10.00am.
Where: University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ. Venue: Wivenhoe House Hotel.
EARLY CAREER TRAVEL BURSARIES: To encourage the participation of early career scholars and PhD students, we have a limited number of TRAVEL BURSARIES. To apply for a bursary please email Dr Maria Adamson providing a brief account of your circumstances and why you are interested in attending the seminar.
The seminar series is organised by Dr Maria Adamson (Middlesex), Prof. Elisabeth Kelan (Cranfield), Dr Patricia Lewis (Kent), Prof. Nick Rumens (Portsmouth), Prof. Martyna Śliwa (Essex)