Webinar: Gender In/Equality in a post-Covid Economy

Issued: Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:38:00 BST

Gender In/Equality in a post-Covid Economy: Lessons from Digital Sector in Scotland, with WES

Lessons from the Digital Sector

Wednesday 19 August 2020
12:00 – 13:00 BST
Online webinar 

In this 4-part webinar series, the Adam Smith Business School partnered with key professional bodies to consider the employee, organisational and economic challenges and opportunities Covid-19 has brought to thinking sustainably within the business world.

What are the surrounding women’s current position in the labour market during Covid-19 and beyond? And how might Scotland’s digital landscape provide economic and socially sustainable solutions as we find ourselves in a post-pandemic world? This webinar, presented by Adam Smith Business School and Women’s Enterprise Scotland (WES), leading professional, advocacy and academic voices, considered the challenges Covid-19 presents to long-term to gender equity and explore possibilities Scotland’s digital sector holds for creating opportunities for women and the economy. 

Expert panel 

  • Janet Martin, Director, Commercial Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Dr Helen Mullen, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, University of Glasgow
  • Carolyn Currie, Chief Executive, Women’s Enterprise Scotland
  • Wendy Edie, Managing Director, E-com

Panel biographies

Janet Martin is a Director in Commercial Banking at the Royal Bank of Scotland. She has been with the Bank for 30 years in many different roles but her current job involves leading a team of Relationship Managers who look after c350 SME customers. The Bank’s purpose is to champion potential and a key focus is advancing female entrepreneurship by helping to tackle the barriers to starting and growing a business.

Dr Helen Mullen’s research focuses on small business innovation and growth, particularly in the creative and digital industries. Previously, she spent 20 years in digital and creative industries, working with clients including NESTA, Scottish Enterprise, the European Commission, Arts Council England, Creative England, Scottish Government, and various Regional Development Agencies A member of the University’s, Social and Digital Change Group, Helen is also involved in programmes delivery focusing on digital industries, including the new MSc Financial Technology at the School.

Carolyn Currie is now the Chief Executive of Women’s Enterprise Scotland. Known internationally as an advocate for women’s entrepreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals, she is a founding member of the UK Women’s Enterprise Policy Group, a member of the T20 (the think-tank aligned to the G20) and has contributed policy papers to the World Economic Forum in Davos. Carolyn regularly gives evidence to Parliamentary Committees on entrepreneurship and economic matters and comments in the media.

Wendy Edie is Managing Director of E-com, a 100% female owned software company that are are pioneers in the field of eLearning and eAssessment, embracing technology to deliver solutions that produce the best results and exceed client expectations. They seek to create a working environment that supports learning and development, good family and community well being and encourages growth and development. These factors make a big difference in supporting women's careers.

Jillian Gordon is the Director of Learning and Teaching and senior lecturer in entrepreneurship at the Adam Smith Business School. Jillian has extensive experience of working with entrepreneurs to design and deliver learning opportunities for students that offer a distinctive and relevant learning experience. Her research explores the different ways that entrepreneurs extend their reach from business into the social domain through their philanthropic endeavours, and the relevance of commercial practices within complex social environments.

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Enquiries: business-events@glasgow.ac.uk

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