Management Practice Associate Professor
Deputy Director of the MSt in Entrepreneurship programme
BA, MA (University of Nottingham), PhD (University of Cambridge)
My research interests include entrepreneurship, lean startup and pivoting, gender, application of sociological approaches to broaden our understanding of entrepreneurial activity, and entrepreneurial strategy. I’m passionate about understanding how research can improve the delivery and impact of entrepreneurship education to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs.
News and insight
A 'prospective' motherhood penalty holds women back in the workplace regardless of their actual motherhood status, says new study from Cambridge Judge Business School in advance of International Women's Day. The workplace motherhood penalty has been well documented. A new study at Cambridge Judge Business School instead looks at a largely unaddressed issue – the "prospective motherhood penalty" – and finds that women viewed as potential mothers are held back at work regardless of their actual motherhood status. The discussion paper – entitled "Navigating the prospective motherhood career penalty: challenges and strategies" – was published by the Wo+Men's Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School in advance of International Women's Day, being held this year on Sunday 8 March. Women without children are perceived more negatively than men without children in areas including commitment, competence and motivation, with little statistical difference between women with children and without children, says the paper. Similarly, women without children reported significantly higher negative career outcomes – fewer pay raises, promotions and job offers, and less challenging or lower-viability work projects – than men without children. Again, there was little statistical difference between women with and without children on these career outcomes. The paper was…