Reducing the gender gap in the entrepreneurial ecosystem: An international perspective
Thursday 6th May, 8.30-9.30am
Ranya Bakr is an Advisor for Strengthening the Participation of Women in the Rehabilitation and Peace Process in Iraq, working for the German co-operation agency (GIZ).
Ranya is an Iraqi entrepreneurship and innovation professional with a Master’s degree in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from Bournemouth University. She is a former Chevening Scholar and also holds a Bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering.
In 2018, Ranya worked as an Advisor for Start-up Promotion and Policy Development for GIZ and co-led a nationwide start-up competition named INTILAQ. Prior to that, Ranya co-founded a co-working space for architects in Baghdad (STOREY) and was a Stakeholder Advisor and a team member of the Innovation for Development project by UNDP Iraq.
Ranya has obtained international recognition by speaking as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Baghdad, as well as in the UK in 2019 and 2020. She is a bronze award winner in the category of Urban Sustainability in UNLEASH in Denmark, and a fellow and coach of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research in Japan.
In this talk, Ranya will be drawing on her professional experience and academic research to explore practical solutions to reducing the gender gap in entrepreneurship, using examples from her home country of Iraq.
This free event is kindly sponsored by Grapevine, a provider of business technology and communications services across the South of England.