ECSB/ISBE GENSIG Confreat  11th- 13th July 2018,  Aarhus University, Denmark

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This year’s confreat was a departure for GEN as it was the first time is was held outside the  UK and it was also a collaboration between the ISBE GEN SIG and the European Council for Small Business (ECSB), which organizes the annual RENT conference. GEN co-chair Dr Sally Jones and Prof Helle Neergaard, from ECSB organized the event, which was held at Aarhus University in Denmark.

GEN’s confreat is primarily aimed at doctoral students and early career researchers. The idea for the confreat format emerged from a desire to provide a unique space where the rigour of an academic conference is combined with the supportive and encouraging aspects of a retreat environment. The experience is designed to sharpen paper-writing skills and help develop both academic and professional skills and networks. PhD and ECRS were also offered small grants to support their attendance.

It was a truly international event bringing together scholars from Saudi Arabia, Italy, France, Latvia, Poland, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden, Finland and the UK.

The confreat was also supported by internationally recognised gender and entrepreneurship scholars Prof. Susan Marlow, Prof. Ulla Hytti and Prof. Helle Neergaard, who gave presentations on the publishing process and provided individual feedback to delegates on their papers.

Paper Accelerator Workshop on Gender and Entrepreneurship – 19 – 20 February 2018 at IÉSEG School of Management, Paris, France.

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Dr Janice Byrne, co-chair of the ISBE Gender and Enterprise Track, organised this GEN paper accelerator workshop. It brought together scholars interested in  theorizing the ways  that gender stereotypes and implicit cultural beliefs affect entrepreneurial outcomes—such as entrepreneurial interests, processes, resources, or activities.

The workshop aimed to to help participants significantly improve and advance their papers, while fostering collaboration between gender and entrepreneurship academics from different national contexts. Attendees were a mix of PhD students, early career researchers and more experienced academics.

Plenary sessions were given by Dr Sara Thebaud (University of California, Santa Barbara) and Dr Sally Jones (Manchester Metropolitan University) and they were also involved in reviewing and giving feedback to delegates on their papers.




Tackling the myths of money, self care and the Imposter Syndrome II 

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Saturday 11 November 2017 
@ Loughborough University London


Full price: £25 + booking fee  

Concs (students/low income): 12.50 + booking fee

Digital Women UK invites you to:

  • celebrate yourself at the 1st anniversary of its Missing in Action: Tackling the myths of money, self care and the Imposter Syndrome series
  • access informative entrepreneurs, mindfulness and professional development experts
  • capitalise on having the space to problem-solve, collaborate and confidence-build
  • be part of a growing and supportive network of digital entrepreneurs, creatives and women in tech

Digital Women UK, in partnership with Loughborough University London, will celebrate the first anniversary of its impactful Tackling the myths of money, self care and the Imposter Syndrome as part of its Missing in Action: Women and Digital Enterprise in the UK programme.

This one day event will provide a creative, reflective and dynamic space for female creatives, women in tech and budding and emerging entrepreneurs, to explore internal barriers (and myths) around their personal and professional relationship with money, their definitions of self care and the impact of the so-called ‘Imposter Syndrome’.

You will be facilitated by an exciting and experienced group of practitioners who will lead experiential workshops and interactive talks, giving you the chance to share ideas, collaborate, problem-solve and leave with useful tools to apply to your personal and professional lives.
Speakers and workshop facilitators include:

  • Joy Francis, Words of Colour Productions and Digital Women UK
  • Dr Angela Martinez Dy, Loughborough University London
  • Natalie Lue, founder, Baggage Reclaim 
  • Mindy Kaur, founder, ESHQROCK
  • Leslie Brownbridge, mindfulness facilitator and writer
  • Philomena Francis, art psychotherapist and psychoanalyst

What participants say about the programme:
“I left with new ideas, burgeoning friendships and a rejuvenated sense of what I want to and can do. The fear that my plans are too big was squashed. It whimpered off into a corner, and is now gone.” A.M

To find out more and to book, click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tackling-the-myths-of-money-self-care-and-the-imposter-syndrome-ii-tickets-39221312000