Prof. Dr. Helle Neergaard

Helle Neergaard is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University. She is also head of section . Her research passion is gender in entrepreneurship and in particular how early experiences influence self-efficacy, risk-taking behaviour and the propensity to found and grow a business. Her research is spurred by…

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Lea Böhm

Lea has studied economics, politics and sociology and has worked several years in finance and operations until she realized that people are much more interesting than numbers. Consequently she switched to people management in 2012 and became an expert for topics such as leadership, communication, motivation, team building and diversity. She is the founder of…

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Lubna Rashid

Lubna is a doctoral candidate at the Technical University of Berlin’s chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management researching different facets of entrepreneurship in fragile contexts, including political instability, violent conflict and refuge. She is a believer in bottom-up socioeconomic development and entrepreneurship as a facilitator for peace-building and social integration. She has experience with many…

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Dr. Timo Lorenz

Dr. Timo Lorenz is an Organizational Psychologist at the Medical School Berlin. He has experience in the field of diversity, with a specific focus on the autism spectrum and employment, and the use of positive psychology in marginalised groups and precarious employment. Moreover, he has a strong background in methodological issues using a wide spectrum…

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Natalya Nepomnyashcha

In 2016, Natalya founded Netzwerk Chancen. The social enterprise provides ideational and career support to aspiring young people from underprivileged families aged 18-35 and also advocates for equal opportunities as well as social mobility. Heading the initiative in a voluntary capacity, Natalya is a full-time PR consultant to clients from the digital economy. She grew…

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Prof. Dr. Stephanie Birkner

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Birkner holds a doctorate in the field of consulting research. She has been appointed 2014 as junior professor for Female Entrepreneurship at Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (since 2011 awarded as Entrepreneurial University). In addition to social science approaches in the context of digital transformation, e.g. with focus on topics like entrepreneurial…

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Prof. Dr. Julia Kensbock

Dr. Julia M. Kensbock is Assistant Professor at Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics. She studied psychology at the Universities of Mannheim and Constance with a focus on industrial and organizational psychology and received her doctorate in 2018 from the University of Duisburg-Essen. Her research is located at the interface between psychology, entrepreneurship and…

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Prof. Dr. Kerstin Ettl

Kerstin Ettl is a Juniorprofessor for Entrepreneurial Diversity & SME Management at the University of Siegen in Germany. She holds a graduate and doctoral degree in Business Administration. Her research interests include the interlinkages between diversity, entrepreneurship and SME management from individual and contextual points of view. Gender aspects are a recurring topic in her…

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