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Cross-border entrepreneurship co-operation

"Campus Entrepreneurship" cooperation agreement is signed between Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Bergamo and Maastricht University. A co-operation agreement on entrepreneurship education and university-based enterprise was signed between Cambridge Judge Business School in the UK, the University of Bergamo…

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The Banker: Why are there so few women in fintech?

The EnterpriseWISE programme for women in science, tech and engineering, run by the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, is mentioned in an article on fintech gender diversity. (registration required). Read the full article [thebanker.com]  …

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Cambridge TV: Business Focus – Dr Shima Barakat

Dr Shima Barakat, Director of Entrepreneurial Learning Programmes & Engagement and Director of EnterpriseWISE features in Cambridge TV's Business Focus. In this video, Dr Shima Barakat gives examples of entrepreneurial ventures at Cambridge Judge Business School, insight to the Entrepreneurship Centre…

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The women transforming the Middle East

These Middle Eastern entrepreneurs are changing the face of global innovation. And they are all women. Esraa Saleh is a petite, veiled, 23-year-old woman from a tiny, traditional rural village in Egypt. Not exactly unusual in Egypt, but a very different…

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Women-only spaces boost female tech entrepreneurs

Cambridge research finds women-only programmes have best impact on female tech entrepreneurs. Could women-only programmes be the solution to getting more women to set up businesses in the high-growth tech sectors? Dr Shima Barakat, who specialises in research in the…

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Financial Times: Women must unite to maximise success in start-ups

Ian Wylie looks at what business training is offered to female entrepreneurs in various countries. Shima Barakat, Head of Entrepreneurial Learning Programmes & Engagement at Cambridge Judge’s Entrepreneurship Centre, highlights the importance of role models and women-only forums and tells…

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Cambridge TV: Women in enterprise

Shima Barakat, Head of Entrepreneurial Learning Programmes & Engagements at the Entrepreneurship Centre, discusses women in STEM, gender stereotypes in business and why there are so few women in entrepreneurship. Watch the video [cambridge-tv.com]…

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Cambridge Business Magazine: Mentors and entrepreneurs in classroom boost confidence

The presence of entrepreneurs in the classroom and programme mentors boosts the confidence of entrepreneurial education students to perform key tasks, according to a study at the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) at Cambridge Judge. “Mentors and entrepreneurs both provide…

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Entrepreneurial findings

Entrepreneurs in classroom and mentoring boost learners' confidence in entrepreneurial education, finds study at Cambridge Judge Business School. The presence of entrepreneurs in the classroom and programme mentors boosts the confidence of entrepreneurial education students to perform key tasks, according…

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The Guardian: Meet the female entrepreneurs taking on male-dominated industries

When only 15% of engineering and technology undergraduates are female, women who work in traditionally male-dominated areas can find it tough to push back. Shima Barakat, a research and teaching fellow at the University of Cambridge's Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning,…

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