Overview

The programme structure revolves around 3 dynamic and intertwined phases: educating, embracing, and embedding, all of which are delivered through interactive workshops supplemented by personalised mentoring.

Certificates

You are awarded a Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship Centre EnterpriseWOMEN Certificate of Achievement for participants who attend all sessions in a calendar year or a Certificate of Attendance for those who attend a minimum of 9 workshops.

Teaching and learning approaches

Research has shown that certain teaching methods resonate more effectively with women, and with EnterpriseWOMEN, we integrate these approaches into our learning format.

We recognise that female researchers may approach the development of their entrepreneurial skills differently from their counterparts and we are eager to explore this unique perspective.

Elaborating a little more on some of these learning approaches and why they might be beneficial for women on our programme.

Group work, open communication and peer-to-peer interaction, enabling participants to learn from one another, share ideas, and build supportive networks. Especially beneficial for women more used to male-dominated fields (entrepreneurship, physics and computer sciences for example).

Group work, open communication and peer-to-peer interaction, enabling participants to learn from one another, share ideas, and build supportive networks. Especially beneficial for women more used to male-dominated fields (entrepreneurship, physics and computer sciences for example).

Successful female entrepreneurs and guest speakers. The sharing of experiences, challenges and insights, allows women to relate to content and be inspired. Seeing others succeed encourages more women to pursue entrepreneurship further.

Group work, open communication and peer-to-peer interaction, enabling participants to learn from one another, share ideas, and build supportive networks. Especially beneficial for women more used to male-dominated fields (entrepreneurship, physics and computer sciences for example).

Group work, open communication and peer-to-peer interaction, enabling participants to learn from one another, share ideas, and build supportive networks. Especially beneficial for women more used to male-dominated fields (entrepreneurship, physics and computer sciences for example).

Main programme elements

Workshops

Twelve 4-hour workshops per calendar year, starting in April 2024 then occurring monthly until its climactic point, a Showcase Day in October 2024.

The workshops have formats that fit our 3 unique combinations for purpose.

  • Learn and apply: Participants gain knowledge from workshop leaders and practical skills through interactive sessions. Immediate application in practical exercises reinforces comprehension and competence.
  • Action and analyse: Participants take decisive steps toward their goals, engaging in hands-on activities. Detailed analysis of actions and outcomes fosters continuous improvement and informed decision-making.
  • Explore and optimise: Participants explore potential opportunities in their field, guided to assess and refine them for maximum potential. This teaches strategic and refined approaches to entrepreneurial endeavours.

Mentoring

Integrated into the networking process and also available outside of the dedicated learning time.

Networking

Building out practical, fit-for-purpose female networks to support you as you develop your early-stage business.

Surveys

We conduct regular surveys to update our management team’s strategies, track your progress, refine our approach, and gather valuable insights for knowledge exchange among female researcher-entrepreneurs.

Time commitment

  • Workshops: Each workshop is 4 hours in duration, which includes time for networking and refreshments. Workshops are scheduled during lunchtimes, evenings, and weekends.
  • Contact time: You’ll spend a total of 48 hours participating in the planned workshops.
  • Mentoring: You’ll receive 12 hours of mentoring.
  • Total time commitment: In total, you’ll invest 60 hours in the programme.

We are happy to accept pre-arranged drop-ins to particular workshops. Join our EnterpriseWOMEN mailing list to find out when these opportunities are offered.

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