What does it mean to be a woman leading an entrepreneurial business? Dr Valerie Stead, Director of the Academy for Women, Diversity and Leadership, a research forum based at Lancaster University Management School, hosted a research workshop in July 2012 to explore this question.
The workshop, organised in association with the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, brought together academic and entrepreneurial perspectives on being a woman entrepreneur. Funded by the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies, the workshop is one of a series of events that the Academy runs to share knowledge, to network and to identify new directions for research.
Speakers included Professor Claire Leitch from LUMS; Professor Kiran Trehan of the University of Birmingham; Becki Cross, Managing Directorof Events Northern Ltd; Alison Park, one of the Park family who runs Low Sizergh Barn in Cumbria; and Jacqui Jackson, Vice Chair of the National Guild of SPAR (UK) Ltd and also a PhD student at LUMS.