Institutet för entreprenörskaps- och småföretagsforskning
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Publicerad: 2006-05-15

The First Global Symposium on Growth Strategies For Women Entrepreneurs

May 22-23, 2006 Hilton Stockholm, Slussen, Address: Guldgränd 8 Stockholm, Sweden, Metro stop: Slussen


- with reservation for changes

The program consists of keynote addresses and panels. Since we want to encourage dialogue and exchange of opinions and ideas ample time is set aside for dialogue among all participants.

Monday May 22

09.00 Registration and coffee.

09.30 Opening Session

Magnus Aronsson, Managing Director, ESBRI, Sweden
Mats Hellström, County Governor for Stockholm, Sweden

09.45 The Diana Project and Diana International – an overview
Patricia Greene, professor and dean for undergraduate education, Babson College, USA
Candida Brush, professor in entrepreneurship, Babson College, USA

10.00 Keynote address by Myra Hart, professor Harvard Business School, USA
Topic: Clearing the Hurdles - recipes for how more women can grow their businesses!

10.45 Panel: The State of Research and Practice Regarding Growth and Growth Financing for Women Entrepreneurs.

Friederike Welter Professor Siegen University, Germany
Betsy Gatewood, Professor, Wake Forrest University, USA
Katarina Bonde, Managing Director KubiCorp LLC, Sweden

Facilitator: Candida Brush, Professor Babson College, USA

12.00 Lunch

13.15 Panel: Financial Supply and Demand for Women Entrepreneurs and their Growing Firms

Trine Winterø, former CEO for Symbion INC, Denmark
Trish Costello, Advisor and Founding CEO of the Center for Venture Education
Jurate Puidiene, Director, Kaunas Employment Information Center, Lithuania

Facilitator: Betsy Gatewood, Professor Wake Forrest University, USA

14.45 Refreshments and networking opportunities

15.15 Panel: Entrepreneurship Education for Starting and Growing Firms; and Do You Always Need to Start From Scratch!

Claire Leitch Dr., Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
Colette Henry, Dr., Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland
Gabriella Mast-Weggeman, ALMI Business Partner, Sweden

Facilitator: Patricia Greene, Professor Babson College, USA

16.30 Keynote address by Susan Preston, Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Ewing Marion Kauffman, Director of Training and Professional Development Davis Wright Tremaine LLC, USA

17.15 End of day one

19.00 Symposium reception and dinner

Tuesday May 23

08.30 Day registration and coffee

09.00 Opening and reflections from day one

09.15 Keynote address by Trish Costello, Advisor and Founding CEO of the Center for Venture Education, USA

10.00 Short break

10.15 Panel: Practice and Policy in the Future and Role of Media

Elena I Kalinina, Rector St. Petersburg Social & Economic Institute, Russia
Susan Preston, (see key note 16.30 Monday)
Pontus Schultz, Editor in Chief Veckans Affärer and Att:ention, Sweden
Marianne Karlberg, Director Entrepreneurship and Business for Women, County Administrative Board of Södermanland, Sweden

Facilitator: Francis Hill, Professor Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

11.45 Lunch

12.45 Panel: The Future of Research and Education

Jennifer Jennings, Dr., University of Alberta, Canada
Tatiana Manolova, Dr., Bentley College, USA
Lene Foss, Dr., Tromsø University, Norway,
Nerys Fuller-Love, Dr., University of Wales Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Facilitator: Colette Henry, Dr., Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

14.00 Ending session – How Do We Move Forward ? Strategies for Enhancing Women Entrepreneurship
All keynotes involved

14.30 Closing the symposium
Magnus Aronsson, Manging Director, ESBRI

Refreshments and final networking opportunity.

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