Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Health Innovation - Design Thinking Workshop
Enhancing Women Entrepreneurship in Healthcare
The Design Thinking Workshop is the first event dedicated to reflecting on the gender gap in women entrepreneurship. What is the current situation of women in health entrepreneurship? How is the role of women in business evolving and how can it move forward? Why are women so under-represented in tech/digital initiatives in comparison with men? The main scope of this workshop is to discuss the actions that favour women in their professional careers as entrepreneurs/intrapreneurs. What are the needs and expectations of women in terms of capacity-building and/or other types of services such as mentoring and networking? By using the Design Thinking method, we aim to explore new choices and alternative solutions to these questions.
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The workshop is jointly organised by IESE Business School, Imperial College London, Karolinska Institutet, Technische Universität München and P.A.U. Education, with the collaboration and the support of EIT Health.
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It will help us collect the needs and expectations of women to advance in their careers as potential entrepreneurs/intraprenerus!
The DTW event is designed for anyone eager to support women leadership in health innovation and entrepreneurship as well as those interested in gender-related issues. Scientists, health-tech professionals, specialists in gender issues and entrepreneurs are welcome to join this session. Both women and men are invited. Participation to the event is free of charge.
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The Project – WE Health
The project “Empowering Women Entrepreneurship in Health Innovation” (WE Health) is a strategic project of the EIT Health CAMPUS Programme for 2017. This initiative aims to enhance the participation of women in innovation and entrepreneurship activities, by providing capacity-building specifically tailored to their needs and by inspiring and supporting them to advance in their professional careers. The project also aims to raise awareness of the under-representation of women among health entrepreneurs and to generate new innovative ideas towards a more balanced EIT Health community.
The WE Health project looks to fulfill the following objectives:
- Raising awareness of the need of more women-led start-ups and women health leaders, by means of new communications tools;
- Developing new services (training and mentoring) tailored to the specific needs of women, taking into account the findings from our own assessment study and a literature review on gender-specific topics;
- Creating a space for all interested actors involved in women entrepreneurship and gender issues, through the design and setting up of a Network of Women Health Innovators.
The project partners are: IESE Business School, Imperial College London, Karolinska Institutet, Technische Universität München and P.A.U. Education.
Capacity Building Workshops
Three capacity-building workshops specifically tailored to address the needs identified in the previous assessment study, including the Design Thinking Workshop, will take place.
The dates and locations of the workshops are as follows:
- IESE Business School 10, 11 & 12 May
- Karolinska Institutet 19, 20 & 21 June
- Technische Universität München 4, 5 & 6 September.
Registration for the workshops will be open in late March.