In this 60 minute webinar, Barbara and Catherine will:
- Explore assumptions about gender influences in venture creation.
- Summarize what is known about women’s enterprise patterns, including financing, social capital, transaction costs and other constraints of enterprise growth.
- Introduce a contemporary, inclusive model of entrepreneurship.
- Define feminine capital and discuss ways in which corporate Canada can profit from the changing nature of women’s entrepreneurship.
Join Barbara and Catherine as they address these questions and discuss the implications of these issues and challenges for individuals, organizations, and policy-makers.
Dr. Barbara Orser is a Full Professor at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, where she holds the Deloitte Chair in the Management of Growth Enterprise. She has published over 100 academic and industry studies about the dynamics of small firm growth. She is also a co-author (with Dr. Catherine Elliott) of Feminine Capital. Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs, published by Stanford University Press. Currently, she is the Canadian member of a 13-nation research team that is examining women’s enterprise policies. She advises government about entrepreneurship policy and has spearheaded national small business policy initiatives, including the Canadian Task Force for Women’s Business Growth (Founding Chair). She is a strong advocate for women’s enterprise.
Dr. Catherine Elliott is a co-author of Feminine Capital. She works at the Telfer School of Management where she teaches Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management. Her research and teaching focus on gender influences in entrepreneurship, including entrepreneurial identity gaps, self-efficacy, and gender influences in mentoring and entrepreneurial learning.