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Research by the University of Cambridge* shows that mainstream entrepreneurship education consistently fails female participants, who are almost always underrepresented in the training programmes. This is significantly more evident in programmes targeted at science, engineering and technology students. The research also indicated that programmes designed and delivered specifically for women in these target groups could be extremely effective.

EnterpriseWOMEN is a tailored entrepreneurship programme which has been created for PhD and early career women working in these fields with the express purpose of developing skills, knowledge and confidence.

Next programme

The next EnterpriseWOMEN (formerly EnterpriseWISE) programme will take place on 12 May and 9 June 2018, Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.

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Who is it for?

EnterpriseWOMEN is for PhD and early career women working in science, engineering and technology.

The experience

EnterpriseWOMEN adopts methods that are recognised to raise confidence as well as knowledge and skills such as learning-by-doing, learning from others, and provision of role models.

The programme focuses significantly on three things:

  • Personal development and increasing confidence in being entrepreneurial
  • Highlighting the realities of entrepreneurship for women from STEM subjects
  • Building networks of entrepreneurial women

EnterpriseWOMEN typically runs over two weekends to accommodate busy women in work.