IDEA: How talking about diversity is making entrepreneurship more inclusive
Join the lunchtime discussion as a panel hosted by the University’s IDEA Programme explore how diversity and inclusivity can create a dynamic entrepreneurial eco-system. If you are ambitious, have an entrepreneurial appetite and want to learn how to navigate the process of creating impact and changing the world, join us for what should be an exciting conversation!

The speakers will explore how advancing diversity, inclusivity, equity, and sustainability will continue to create dynamic and supportive ecosystems where people can empower one another at different career stages and further support their communities. The panel will also discuss challenges often faced by women entrepreneurs, as well as ways to overcome them, and will examine the role of women in shaping transformative agenda in academic and entrepreneurial settings.

Dr Mira Kassouf is a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, recently named by BioBeat as one of the ‘50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness’
Nicole Beach is an MBA student at the Saïd Business School, member of Brasenose College and Director on the Oxford Seed Fund where she leads the DEI efforts for the team
Nathania Aritao, an artist, entrepreneur and social justice advocate, is the founder of TAYO International.

Date: 22 June 2021, 12:30 (Tuesday, 9th week, Trinity 2021)
Venue: Online
Speakers: Dr Mira Kassouf (University of Oxford), Nicola Beach (University of Oxford), Nathania Aritao (TAYO International)
Organising department: Research Services
Organiser: Leah Thompson (Enterprising Oxford (RS-KEIT))
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Part of: IDEA (Increasing Diversity in Entrepreneurial Activities)
Booking required?: Required
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Leah Thompson, Andrea Thomson