Please see below for a number of interesting recent announcements and relevant research publications (click headings for downloads or more information).
Places still available at Developing Women’s Leadership: Theory and Practice 25-26 May University of Roehampton
- a 1.5 day workshop driven by the need to address the lack of individual and organisational theories that focus on women’s leadership. This gap in the literature means we are unable to address important leadership theories confidently, yet the demand for insights about women and leadership continues to increase.
Opportunity for women-owned businesses to meet with Women Entrepreneurs Netherlands
1) Wednesday 13th April
Networking and Matchmaking, Dutch Embassy, 38 Hyde Park Gate, London, SW7 5DP
2) Thursday 14th April – 3.30pm
High Tea & Networking, The House of Lords, Parliament Square, London, SW1A 0PW
This event is hosted by Baroness Howells of St Davids, Member of the House of Lords.
If you would like to attend, please email your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disability and Entrepreneurship Workshop 21 April 2016
- The Enterprise and Diversity Research Cluster at Birmingham Business School is holding this ‘Disability and Entrepreneurship’ workshop to highlight this intersection of two vexed concepts as a place where ideas from disability studies and the business school can meet and interact in a way that has theoretical, as well as practical socio-economic, implications. This event will combine ongoing work from established and new scholars in this area, drawing upon a range of empirical and theoretical material. Whilst it will be of particular interest to those with an interest in disability and enterprise, it will also be informative to those with other interests in the business school, and disability studies more broadly.
- Gender equality and gender dimension in research are now priorities of the European Union Horizon2020 Framework Programme. The GARCIA project shares the same views, in considering how the gender dimension affects excellence and efficiency in research.The project plans to map and analyze the gender dimension at different organizational levels in various European research institutions. With a specific focus on the early stages of academic and scientific careers, the aim is to implement specific actions for combating gender stereotypes and discriminations.
- For this special issue, we seek theoretical and empirical work that significantly advances our understanding of whether and how historical research and reasoning can contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurship. In this regard, we encourage submissions that not only make contributions to entrepreneurship research and theory, but also engage the methodological and theoretical issues involved in using historical approaches in the management disciplines.
Here to Stay: Women’s Self-Employment in a (post) austerity era – Report by UK Women’s Budget Group
- Since the financial crisis and economic recession, the UK labour market has undergone a series of structural shifts. These have seen levels of female economic inactivity drop to a historic low, but also ushered in a new era of precarious working with self-employment accounting for a significant proportion of post-recession economic activity, especially for women. This paper explores these trends, and what they mean for the women directly affected as well as for policy setting.
- Only three days after research by the Women’s Budget Group showed that those on the lowest incomes – the majority of whom are women – would lose five times as much as the richest households, the Chancellor has again delivered a budget that sees women and disabled people paying for his tax cuts.
- Including She Figures 2015 report: fifth edition of the She Figures series –released every three years since 2003– which aims to monitor the level of progress made towards gender equality in research and innovation in the European Union. It analyzes comparable statistics on women and men amongst PhD graduates, researchers and decision-makers, and data on differences in working.
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ISBE Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) and Enterprise and Diversity Research Cluster
‘Gender and Class at Work’
2nd of March 2016
Garden Room, Park House
University of Birmingham
The Enterprise and Diversity Research Cluster at the Birmingham Business School is holding this ‘Gender and Class at Work’ workshop in collaboration with the ISBE Gender and Enterprise Network. The aim of this event is to place class at the centre of our understandings of gender and work, and analyse its intersections with other key socio-cultural relations. This interest follows the increasing awareness that inequalities related to class have been overlooked in the study of work, whilst other forms of social division such as gender or ethnicity have gained much more attention in the last decades. The aim of this workshop is to reflect upon how different class processes impact on gender structures, role and identities in large organisations or as entrepreneurs. This event will provide the space to discuss the sort of challenges the field is grappling with and why they are important. The keynote and discussion sessions will facilitate reflecting upon theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches to research gendered and classed experiences of work and enterprise.
Attendance to the event is free but registration is required. Please send an email to Sophie Sinclair to confirm your attendance and dietary requirements.
Following on from our successful ‘confreat’ in July we are pleased to announce that four delegates have successful developed a Gender, Work and Organization stream proposal for next year’s conference at Keele University. The stream called ‘Classed Experiences of Work’ was developed by confreat attendees Sally Jones, Sara Nadin, Robert Smith and Maria Villares as a result of discussions during the event. It was developed in collaboration with Caroline Essers (Radboud University, Netherlands) Huriye Aygören, (Jönköping University, Sweden), and Maja Cederberg, (Oxford Brookes University).
The aim of the stream is to place class at the centre of our understandings of gender and work. This follows an increasing awareness that inequalities related to class have been overlooked in the study of work, with other forms of social division such as gender and ethnicity gaining much more attention in recent decades. The stream views class as being central to all experiences of work, for both men and women whether in formal employment or self employed, and for people of all ethnicities.
We encourage GENSIG members to consider submitting an abstract proposal for the stream. All abstracts should be sent to Sally Jones by November 1st.