Missing in Action: Women and Digital Enterprise in the UK
Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 November 2015
@ University of Nottingham, Jubilee Campus
Wollaton Road, Nottingham, NG8 1BB
Missing in Action: Women and Digital Enterprise in the UK is an exciting two day event, bringing together digital academics, female entrepreneurs and women who are working or interested in creative industries and digital enterprise.
Use the hashtag #missinginaction15
Event programme: See the two day programme here
Weekend pass: Only £25 for both days.
Exclusively filmed interviews with
Ask the experts (digital academics)
Dr Carol Ekinsmyth, principal lecturer in Geography, University of Portsmouth
Lalya Gaye, director, Attaya Projects
Professor Patrice Braun, adjunct professor, Collaborative Research Network, Federation University Australia
Ask the experts (creative digital entrepreneurs)
Coaching sessions with
What is Missing in Action about?
A collaboration between the Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Digital Women UK, this ‘thought space’ will allow female digital entrepreneurs, academics, creative practitioners and those interested in this field, to discuss professional challenges and concerns, share insights and learn from each other’s experiences and studies of digital entrepreneurship.
Why the title?
Missing in Action reflects the fact that although female digital entrepreneurs are aspiring to start up status, or are working widely in the UK, very little is known about who they are, which communities they come from, the obstacles they face and which entrepreneurial activities they are engaged or interested in.
For example, statistics show that women of colour in the US are driving growth in entrepreneurial activity, much of which is underpinned by the digital environment. Yet there is no equivalent or robust information about women’s experiences in the UK.
We believe that increasing the visibility and knowledge-base around UK women working in digital will enable us to develop and champion more targeted professional support and help aspirant women decide if this is a path they want to pursue. This event is one step towards helping to fill the information vacuum.
Who should attend?
If you are a woman who has started, hopes to start, or is just curious about how to establish a digital business, or if you are an academic who is interested in how digital enterprise is affected by issues of gender, then this event is for you.
- Inspiring keynote talks by industry experts
- Exclusively filmed interviews with leading influencers
- Ask the expert panel sessions with academics and creative digital entrepreneurs
- Solution-focused roundtable discussions with other participants
- Skill-building and networking
- Opportunity for academics to connect with practice communities to understand their needs
- Gaining insight for future research agendas and the development of key messaging
- Unifying advocacy work and strengthening drivers for policy change
The event offers a valuable arena for knowledge-sharing, which will benefit both aspiring and established digital entrepreneurs and academics, with the potential to help shape future policy and practice in this field.
How to book?
Weekend pass: Only £25 for both days, including lunch and refreshments, so book early here.
You can see the programme here.
If you need any reasonable adjustments to be made to attend the event, please email [email protected].
Main picture credit: Jaipur Digital
Digital Women UK would like to thank funder NEMODE, co-sponsors (University of Nottingham and the Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship) and supporter (the Gender and Enterprise Network). We would also like to extend a special thank you to Dr Angela Martinez Dy who is collaborating with Digital Women UK on this project.