Virtually ISBE: State of the Art Reviews of Evidence on Women’s Entrepreneurship: Building Back Better for Women’s Entrepreneurship in Covid19, Tuesday 20th April – 10am – 12.30pm


Tuesday 20th April – 10am – 12.30pm

ISBE’s Gender and Enterprise Network were pleased to host this webinar on Women’s Enterprise policy, which attracted over 60 delegates.

The first part of the event drew on a set of State of the Art (SOTA) reviews focused upon women’s entrepreneurship. Commissioned by the Enterprise Research Centre, written by gender and enterprise experts and edited by Professors Julia Rouse and Susan Marlow, these SOTA reviews explored how the UK might develop an enterprise ecosystem that better supports women to develop successful, rewarding and sustainable businesses.

Published in March 2020, before the full effects of the COVID-19 pandemic hit, these reports nevertheless provided important evidential foundations, context and reflection points to support the development of women’s enterprise in the current uncertain business environment.

The second part of the session considered the impact of COVID-19, and related Government policy responses, upon women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses, setting out useful policy directions to assist women entrepreneurs with post-Covid business recovery.


Please click here to access the recordings using passcode: &c0@.sFh (please note you will need to re-type the passcode and not copy and paste to gain access)


Julia Rouse
Lorna Treanor
Haya Al-Dajani,  Natalia Vershinina and Maria Villares-Varela
Angela Martinez Dy, Dilani Jayawarna and Sue Marlow
Angela Martinez Dy and Dilani Jayawarna

The SOTA reviews are available here.

Webinar Overview

10.00-10.10 Welcome and introduction

Professor Susan Marlow (University of Nottingham)

10.10-10.25 Is time up for the hero male entrepreneur? A review of enterprise discourse and its effects

Dr Lorna Treanor. University of Nottingham (co-authors Dr Sally Jones and Professor Susan Marlow)

10.25-10.40 How does gender shape entrepreneurial resources and practices?

Professor Julia Rouse, Manchester Metropolitan University

10.40-10.55 What do we know about ethnic and migrant women entrepreneurs?

Professor Haya Al Dajani, MBS College, Saudi Arabia and Professor Natalia Vershinina, Audencia Business School, France (co-author Maria Vallares-Verela)

10.55-11.10 Is expanding women’s self-employment a good thing?

Professor Susan Marlow, University of Nottingham (co-authors Dr Angela Martinez Dy and Professor Dilani Jayawarna)

11.10-11.30 Coffee Break
11.30-11.45 Bios, mythoi and women entrepreneurs: A Wynterian analysis of the intersectional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on self-employed women and women-owned businesses.

Dr Angela Martinez Dy, Loughborough University, London (co-author Professor Dilani Jayawarna)

11.45-12.00 Explaining Gaps in Covid19 Support for Women Entrepreneurs: When Patriarchy and Neoliberalism Collide

Professor Julia Rouse, Manchester Metropolitan University

12.00-12.15 A Hopeful Direction? The Women’s Enterprise Policy Group

Professor Julia Rouse, Manchester Metropolitan University and Dr Lorna Treanor, University of Nottingham

12.15-12.30 Q&A and Close

Dr Sally Jones, Manchester Metropolitan University






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