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Bradford School of Management academic to speak on disabled women entrepreneurs at Birmingham Business School workshop


A University of Bradford School of Management academic is to speak about disabled women entrepreneurs at a workshop this week.

The Enterprise and Diversity Research Cluster at Birmingham Business School is hosting the Disability and Entrepreneurship workshop on Thursday.

, who lectures in Human Resource Management at Bradford School of Management, along with Nicola Patterson, of Newcastle Business School, will hold a session entitled 'Constructing an intersectional lens to explore the experiences of disabled women entrepreneurs' at the free event.

Director of the Enterpirse and Diversity Research Cluster, Prof Monder Ram, said: "We are holding this workshop to highlight the intersection of two vexed concepts as a place where ideas from disability studies and the business school can meet and interact in a way that has theoretical, as well as practical socio-economic, implications.

"The event will combine ongoing work from established and new scholars in this area, drawing upon a range of empirical and theoretical material. Whilst it will be of particular interest to those with an interest in disability and enterprise, it will also be informative to those with other interests in the business school, and disability studies more broadly."

11.00-11.30 Registration and refreshments
11.30 Welcome, Tom Coogan
11.30-12.00 Ghosts in the labour market: reasons why business schools should be doing disability research. Debbie Foster (Cardiff Business School)
12.00-12.30 Experiences of people on a scheme to aid disabled entrepreneurs. Tom Coogan (Birmingham Business School)
12.30-13.00 Lunch
13.00-13.30 Constructing an intersectional lens to explore the experiences of disabled women entrepreneurs. Jannine Williams (University of Bradford School of Management) and Nicola Patterson (Newcastle Business School)
13.30-14.00 Faceless business? How disabled entrepreneurs acquire legitimacy. Eva Kasperova (Kingston Business School)
14.00-14.10 Coffee
14.10-15.00 Panel discussion Chair: Monder Ram
15.00 Closing remarks

Booking on the event is advised.