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WEI Global Institute Entrepreneurship Policy Roundtables Women’s Entrepreneurship Policy Through a Culture Lens 21 September, 2022.

21 September, 2022

The WEI Global Institute (WGI) collaborates with partners, such as the Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Policy Research Network (Global WEP), to engage academics, policy makers, private sector, and key stakeholders. The virtual roundtables aim to identify and address issues & solutions, share lessons, and advocate for changes necessary to advance gender economic equity.

Our inaugural 2022 series is co-sponsored by the WGI and the Global WEP.

Join us on September 21 for the second in a series of three roundtables on Women’s Entrepreneurship Policy Through a Culture Lens. To join us, register here: bit.ly/3RAiqph

The myth of under-performance, negative attitudes towards women entrepreneurs, lower credibility and limited access to funding for women as well as disproportionate responsibilities for unpaid care-work represent important cultural barriers for women’s entrepreneurship (Jurik, 2020; Marlow & McAdam, 2013; OECD, 2021; Yousafzai, Fayolle, et al., 2018). Entrepreneurship policies and policies focused specifically on women’s entrepreneurship support are embedded in particular cultural contexts. Also ,employment policies, family and tax policies are gendered and embedded in the cultural context limiting or enhancing women’s entrepreneurship potential (Welter, 2011). It is important to analyze contexts in how they shape women’s entrepreneurial activities at transnational, national and regional level, and to recognize and dismantle culturally embedded barriers to entrepreneurship practice and to access to support policies and look for examples of how female entrepreneurs through their endeavors modify these contexts (Yousafzai, Lindgreen, Saeed, Henry, & Fayolle, 2018).

Recent studies highlight the importance of creating a more gender-sensitive entrepreneurship culture, including awareness raising campaigns, role models and developments in the education system (OECD, 2021). Focusing on three very different cultural contexts of Iran, India and France, this roundtable session aims to explore the impact of gendered cultural and institutional contexts on how women entrepreneurs start and operate their businesses. It will offer recommendations for policy makers and those involved in supporting women entrepreneurs.


Alena Křížková, Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences

Panel Members

Roshni Narendran, University of Tasmania, Australia

Vahid Makizadeh, University of Hormozgan, Iran

Severine Le Loarne, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France


Colette Henry, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland and Griffith University, Australia

Join us to engage in the discussion and to discuss positive solutions towards making entrepreneurial spaces gender-just.


21 September, 2022

Victor Gadabor – Website Manager

Victor Gadabor is an accomplished website developer and manager, graphic designer, and digital and brand communications expert. He has proven, professional experience over the past 10 years. He has worked on and led significant projects for leading organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Selective examples of the extensive range of his projects and clientele include: Wateraid Ghana social media branding project; EMY Africa website design and management; Huawei Ghana campaign design; UE Beverages visual identity design; Ghana Business Awards; Ghana CEO Awards; Ghana Shippers Awards; and The Education Collaborative at Ashesi.

Victor is a vibrant individual who values learning and thinks it is each person’s job to reach their potential. Victor is married with two lovely children and also plays the bass guitar.

Janiece Welcome Bio

Janiece Welcome has worked for several years in the fields of management, administration and education. She has developed her management and administration experience in a number of different large corporations, including Starbucks Coffee Company. In addition, she has worked with AmeriCorps Project Change and the Montgomery County Public Schools. 

Her commitment to incorporating diversity into her project management work contributed to her successful completion of projects and increased the impact of her efforts in effecting progressive change within her community.

Janiece is a leader, whose outstanding customer service and drive shines through her work. She has extensive operational and technical skills.

Janiece attended Arizona State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree. She has completed a training program at the Project Management Institute and is currently pursuing her certification in Project Management.