Shaping the Future of Enterprise Education for Female Entrepreneurs

Celia Netana, Christine Atkinson

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review


    Entrepreneurship education is seen as a way to help encourage those aspiring to entrepreneurship and better equip those already running their own business. However, enrolment rates for women in entrepreneurship education on offer within Higher Education Institutions continue to be lower than those of men (Petridou et al. 2009) and an unconscious masculine bias in promotion, teaching methods and course content is evidenced in the literature (Jones and Warhuus, 2014;Jones, 2011). This working paper draws on qualitative data from semi-structured interviews with established female entrepreneurs across the UK around factors they think can better equip future female entrepreneurial leaders. It is aimed to develop innovative and relevant solutions to better appeal and encourage female entrepreneurs to enterprise education and understand how we as enterprise educators could best meet their needs. A key theme of resilience and it’s manifestations in the female entrepreneurial reality is emerging and the implications of this to enterprise education and the remainder of the DEWCH project is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2017
    EventUSW Faculty of Business and Society Conference 2017 - University of South Wales, United Kingdom
    Duration: 11 May 201711 May 2017


    ConferenceUSW Faculty of Business and Society Conference 2017
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • resilience
    • enterprise
    • entrepreneurship education
    • female entrepreneurship


    Dive into the research topics of 'Shaping the Future of Enterprise Education for Female Entrepreneurs'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this