This bi-annual conference brings gender and entrepreneurship scholars together to share work-in-process. Catherine and Barbara look forward to meeting colleages in the land of the midnight sun, above the Arctic Circle. We will present two papers focusing on ‘feminist entrepreneurial identity’ and a 13 nation study of women's enterprise policy.
April 05, 2016
#FEMCapital Campaign success! Book hits Amazon.ca bestseller list!
Thank you Laurel Douglas and the Women's Enterprise Centre (BC) team. We also appreciate all the support of our Knowledge Exchange and Promotion Partners, including Women's Enteprise Organizations of Canada. Hurray!!!!!
January 23, 2016
Women in Computing Conference (University of Ottawa)
Catherine Elliott co-facilitated an interactive workshop of Engineers and women in computing who were challenged to develop entrepreneurs solutions to address a signficant social issue.
Catherine and Barbara shared insights with members of WCT about strategies to leverage their feminine capital. Facilitated by Lynda Partner, Vice-President, Pythian (Ottawa) the audience and speakers also discussed the relevance of Feminine Capital for corporate leaders.
The event included a presentation about the book by Barbara and Catherine followed by a panel discussion by thought leaders who discussed how technology and policy impact the ecosystem for women business owners. Panelest of 'The Power of Women’s Enterprise' Teri Kirk, Founding President, The Funding Portal Inc.
Janet Longmore, Founding President, Digital Opportunity Trust
Kathleen Kemp, 2015 Enactus National Winner, Cigbins
November 13, 2015
Power the Economy, WEConnect International Canada (Toronto)
Hosted by Astrid Pregel, CEO of Feminomics, this conference gathered corporate leaders in supplier diversity and inclusion. Barbara Orser's showcased new research conducted in collaboration with WEConnect International. The study found that global corporations with a disproportionate percentage of women in leadership roles are more likely to support supplier diversity.
Barbara Orser participated on a panel as part of a large-scale research project (TRIGGER). Housed at the Department of Management, Birkbeck University – this discussion focused on the differences in the challenges that women entrepreneurs face compared to their male counterparts.
October 21, 2016
Global Women Enterprise Policy (Dundalk, Ireland)
Barbara Orser is the Canadian representative on international research team examining women’s enterprise policy. Led by Dr. Colette Henry of Dundalk Institute of Technology, the 3 year, 15-nation study is systematically examining policies and reporting. The trip included meeting with Canadian Ambassador to Ireland (and Canadian hero) Kevin Vickers.
Telfer Entrepreneurs’ Club ELLE event brings women leaders to the University of Ottawa. The evening included a vibrant panel conversation moderated by Dr. Barbara Orser with a keynote address by Ottawa entrepreneur and women's enterprise champion Janice MacDonald.
September 09, 2015
Book Club Digest
To kick off the fall 2015 semester, we hosted a fireside conversation about Feminine Capital with our joint bookclubs. The evening provided new insights about the book, including how members saw the book as relevant to not only women entrepreneurs but all women leaders!
March 24, 2015
Diversity good for corporate bottom line. International Development Research Council
Anchored by Elizabeth Vazquez (President, WEConnect International) the panel focused on strategies to bolster women’s economic empowerment. Barbara Orser spoke about diversity and why women’s entrepreneurship is a bottom line issue. Corporations with diverse supply chains can rely on small firms to move products faster, deliver at lower costs, and be more flexible than traditional suppliers. Supplier diversity also helps corporations enhance their relations in foreign markets and establish credibility in local communities.
March 25, 2015
Celebrating Women's Enterprise - Ottawa
The book just arrived!
This intimate wine and cheese was an opportunity to thank wonderful folks in the women’s enterprise support space for their valued contributions to Feminine Capital.
The Toronto conference’s overarching theme emphasized the role of entrepreneurship in a sustainable innovation ecosystem. A research paper presentation by Barbara focused on the gendered matrix of venture creation and inclusive models of enterprise.
Women's Startup Network - University of Ottawa
Launched in April 2015, Catherine is a lecturer and contributor to curriculum development. We are delighted that the first adoption of our book was in a faculty of engineering. Co-founded by University of Ottawa Engineering faculty members Dr. Anis and Dr. Mavriplis, this educational and peer mentoring program supports women engineers who are interested in developing an entrepreneurial mindset, leadership skills, and a network of women entrepreneurs.