women’s enterprise

Why women entrepreneurs (Part II) – Lessons from Zoology

Why women entrepreneurs? (transcript of Common Business School lecture at Liverpool Hope University) Now we come to the second reason, and here I have to confess that I have a considerable advantage over most business students. My first degree is in Zoology and as part of that degree course I [...]

Why women entrepreneurs (Part III) – It’s the economy, stupid

Why women entrepreneurs? (transcript of Common Business School lecture at Liverpool Hope University) If the first two reasons weren’t compelling enough, then the third surely will be as economic argument often wins over claims for fairness of outcome or opportunity. As expressed so eloquently [...]

Quotas – the debate

Over the past few weeks I have sat quietly and sometimes not so quietly and listened to a diverse group of men and women discuss all the arguments for NOT introducing some form of legislation to enforce gender balanced boards. The key arguments against go like this: Quotas: women don’t like them [...]

Women and enterprise

In the early evening of 22 April a dozen women, all members of the group ‘Changing the Diversity of Scottish Boards’ met, where else, but in the board room of a leading investment company in Edinburgh. We were there to listen to one woman’s story of how she became a senior [...]
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