Through this collaborative, cross-border approach, this project hopes to improve the quality and effectiveness of support to socially or economically disadvantaged and under-represented groups and to address the gender imbalance in entrepreneurship. The project aims to create 35 hours of new learning content and carry out new research into women's enterprise.
The programme results, learning content, research, mentor-bank and resources will all be brought together in a starter kit, which will be freely available to any stakeholder or organisation that wants to improve its services to female entrepreneurs.
AWE support is being delivered by a consortium of partners in the UK and France. The University of Essex is involved in the organisation of training, as well as conducting research into the challenges and barriers faced by disadvantaged women entrepreneurs. Dr Caleb Kwon, Dr Juan Carlos Fernandez-de-Arroyabe-Fernandez and Dr Marta Fernandez de Arroyabe Arranz from the Essex Business School will be leading a team of Research Assistants in the project.