Global WEP Meeting, Belfast, Tuesday 7th November, 2017


The next meeting of the Global WEP will take place in Belfast, Tuesday 7th November, 2017 – the day before the ISBE (Institute for Small Business & Entrepreneurship) Conference. The meeting will be hosted by Dundalk Institute of Technology and the University of Ulster, in association with ISBE.

In addition to our Global WEP Meeting, you are all cordially invited to attend a special Roundtable Session on women’s entrepreneurship (chaired by Professor Pauric McGowan), and a Book Launch (and Wine Reception) for the “Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship” (to which some of you have contributed a chapter).

****If you do wish to attend can you please inform Colette in advance so you can be added to the attendance list.**** Please email

The venue for all of the above is: University of Ulster (Belfast campus), York Street, Belfast, BT15 1ED, Room BA-03-019 – details here:

The programme for the day is as follows:

Programme – Tuesday 7th November, Belfast

1200: Arrival/light buffet lunch

1230: Global WEP Meeting (chaired by Prof. Colette Henry; sponsored by the International Journal of Gender & Entrepreneurship)


  1. Introduction & update on Global WEP
  2. Recent developments to the policy landscape in each Global WEP partner country (each partner to give a 5 minute powerpoint presentation)
  3. Plans for the next (empirical) phase of project
  4. Global WEP Publication plans
  5. Next Global WEP meeting

1500: Coffee break

1530: Women’s Entrepreneurship ‘Roundtable’ (chaired by Prof. Pauric McGowan; sponsored by the University of Ulster)

1630: Book launch (sponsored by Routledge) – The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship (Edited by Colette Henry, Teresa Nelson & Kate Lewis)

Some of you may then be interested in staying on to attend the ISBE Conference on 8th and 9th November – details here:

You will find information about accommodation in Belfast here:

By way of update, since our inaugural workshop in Dundalk in October, 2015, the Global WEP team has produced the following:

  1. A Global WEP workshop reportA conference paper (Diana, Bodo, 2016)A book chapterA paper (based on an earlier version of the above) for the International Journal of Gender & Entrepreneurship (due to be published in issue 9.3, 2017).


PDF copies of the above documents will be circulated prior to the meeting

I really hope you can join us, and would be grateful if you can confirm your attendance to me by email –

We look forward to seeing you in Belfast!

Professor Colette Henry
Head of School of Business & Humanities


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