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Critical Perspectives on Creative Women’s Entrepreneurship

Weston, Alia and Hong, Alexandra and Ferriolo, Karli and Shaw, Jacqueline (2020) Critical Perspectives on Creative Women’s Entrepreneurship. Project Report. OCAD University, Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers, Toronto, Canada. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

For this project, a Good w/ Food dinner series was hosted for creative women entrepreneurs. A salient insight that stands out in this research is that the systemic challenges faced by creative women entrepreneurs -- such as the lack of appropriate supports structures, inadequate governmental policies, and lack of recognition of the types of work that creative entrepreneurs actually engage in -- is compounded by additional intersectional issues, such as gender discrimination in the available programming and entrepreneurial support structures. This reinforced the importance of this research and the need for the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub network to develop programming that addresses the systemic challenges faced by creative women entrepreneurs. The format of the dinners allowed participants to gain value by actively building authentic social relationships, while developing an understanding of the creative entrepreneurship ecosystem as it occurs through the lived experiences of participants at all stages of their careers. Insights from this project have been used to inform future program development and advocacy work done by OCAD University and the WEKH network.

Item Type: Report/Working Paper (Project Report)
Divisions: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2020 15:46
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2020 07:06
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3140

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