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Developing women’s enterprise to create sustainable communities

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Tuesday, 4 November 2014 from 12:00 to 18:00 (GMT)

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12:00 – Registration and networking lunch

  • 12:45 – Welcome to the ESRC Festival of Social Science at MMU Business School
    Professor Carol Atkinson, Associate Dean for RKE, Faculty of Business and Law at MMU
  • 12:50 – Welcome to Our Women’s Enterprise Event
    Introductions by Dr Kate Cook, Leader of the Gender subject cluster, Faculty of Business and Law at MMU and Lorna Treanor, Co-Chair of ISBE’s Gender and Enterprise Network.
  • 13:00 – How Gender Affects Life Course Pathways to Entrepreneurship
    Dr Julia Rouse (MMU) will draw together evidence from a wide range of research conducted over 15 years to discuss how gendered family responsibilities affect whether and when women start- up, the types of businesses they start and the rewards they earn from entrepreneurship. She will also present evidence about how childcare and maternity policies affect entrepreneurship.
  • 13:45 – Workshop: Supporting Entrepreneurship Within Gendered Life Courses
    Small groups of stakeholders from the practice, policy and research communities will be facilitated to discuss the research evidence regarding how gender affects women’s life course pathways in entrepreneurship and to identify future directions in the improvement of enterprise support.

14:30 – Tea and coffee break

  • 14:45 – Trading and Caring in Local Community Contexts: The Mumpreneur Phenomena
    Dr Carol Ekinsmyth (Portsmouth) presents evidence about the experiences of women who carve their enterprises around family care: so called ‘Mumpreneurs’. Is this a helpful label? When do women use or reject it? And how do the experiences of ‘Mumpreneurs’ relate to the local spaces and places in which they live?
  • 15:30 – Workshop: Policy to Support ‘Mumpreneurship’?
    Small groups of stakeholders from the practice, policy and research communities will be facilitated to discuss the research evidence regarding the phenomena of ‘Mumpreneurship’ and to identify future directions in the improvement of community-based enterprise support.

16:15 – Tea and coffee break

  • 16:30 – When Is Enterprise a Viable Option for Women Far From the Labour Market?
    Dr Julia Rouse will present research conducted in partnership with Oxfam that scrutinised support for British Bangladeshi women to transition from economic inactivity to start-up. She will discuss her impressions of the policy and support practice changes required to make start-up viable for women far from the labour market.
  • 17:15 – Workshop: Supporting Women Far From the Labour Market
    Small groups of stakeholders from the practice, policy and research communities will be facilitated to discuss the research evidence and to identify future directions in the improvement of enterprise support for women far from the labour market.
  • 17:45 – Summary and Future Directions
    Led by Lorna Treanor, Co-Chair of the Gender and Enterprise Network (University of Ulster) and our visual scribe, who record the event throughout, providing us with a beautiful and lasting representation of our discussions.

18.00 – Close


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Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Room 3.11
All Saints Campus
Lower Ormond Street
M15 6BH Manchester
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 4 November 2014 from 12:00 to 18:00 (GMT)


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The Knowledge Hub is a key focus for innovation in Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.

Through our wide range of Knowledge Clusters we bring together academic staff, students and ‘real world’ partners to make sense of the key challenges facing contemporary business and society.

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