Manchester Metropolitan University

Expert Women Series 2017

Academics at Manchester Met Faculty of Business and Law, have launched their exciting new series of specialised interviews with our female academics, to highlight some of the fantastic research that is being carried out in the Faculty.

Expert Women

This month’s interview is with Dr Sally Jones (Reader in Entrepreneurship and Gender Studies and Co-Head of the Sylvia Pankhurst Centre). Sally is currently working with several UK and European academic collaborators on research spanning gendered language and entrepreneurship education, transformational learning and nudge theory in entrepreneurship education, power-control theory and business growth trajectories and the role of class and gender in the enterprise culture.

Catch up with our other expert women by clicking the podcasts below:

Professor Julia Rouse  (Director of the Centre for Decent Work) whose current research specifically focuses on how entrepreneurship is embedded in socially governed life courses and how small employers manage maternity. Professor Donna Lee (Professor of International Political Economy) talks about her research around future economies and Professor Carol Atkinson (Associate Dean for Research) explores her research around HR and performance and adult social care

You can also watch the first of our podcasts with Dr Sara Ward (MBA and Executive Programmes Director) talking about her research around corporate governance strategies of English and German football clubs and her work on the Master of Sports Directorship course.

‘Progression to Professor’ Workshops for Female Academics.

The University is committed to addressing gender inequality. Our data indicates that fewer women apply for Professor and Reader positions but the success rate for those who do is higher than for men. What this tells us is that women might not feel confident to apply, even though they have the required qualifications.

We want to increase the number of female applicants to the Professoriate Committee in 2018, so we are... holding two awareness-raising sessions at which female academics can get a clear understanding of the requirements and hear first-hand from women who have achieved Professor status through the process.

Workshop 2: 11th Dec 12pm-1.30pm

To attend this session, please book via Eventbrite

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In the words of Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge and senior policy advisor on work and health to the British Government, “You can’t get a job or promotion if you don’t apply for it, so put yourself forward”.


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