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Gender and Enterprise Newsletter

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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 events@womennetherlands.com.

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.

Publication of GARCIA working papers 

  • 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.

CfP HISTORICAL APPROACHES TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH: Investigating Context, Time, and Change in Entrepreneurial Processes

  • 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.

Women and low income households again paying for the Chancellor’s tax cuts

  • 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,[1] the Chancellor has again delivered a budget that sees women and disabled people paying for his tax cuts.

GenPort Resources List

  • 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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Women’s Enterprise Scotland Hosts 1st International Conference

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‘Shifting Gears’ is an international conference to be hosted by Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES) in Glasgow on 12 and 13 May, 2015. It will be the first event of its kind in Scotland, designed to build on the global leading Women’s Enterprise Framework already established here.

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WES-Logo-colourThe conference will explore the growth trend in female self-employment and small/medium business formation, particularly in non-traditional and innovative sectors. Identifying and examining the strategies and resources needed to support sustainable growth and unlock the significant potential of women’s enterprise to contribute to the Scottish economy.

Aligned with the themed actions contained in the Scottish Framework and Action Plan for Women’s Enterprise, international best practice will be used to share the journey from research findings, to policy development, to policy initiatives delivered in practice and their ultimate impact on women-owned businesses across the globe.

A range of first-class global speakers will challenge perceptions, provoke fresh thinking and highlight examples of best practice from around the world. Those insights will examine why female self-employment and business formation are a critical driver for economic growth; review the benefits for wellbeing, communities and families and the potential to reduce the burden on the public purse.