Jacqueline Winstanley FRSA has presented at the International Conference and Graduate Colloquium (ICGC 2021) on 5th & 6th April 2021 alongside co-authors JoAnn Rolle, Dean, Business School, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, USA; Jacqueline Kisato, Kenyatta University, Kenya and Patricia Rock, BlueSuite Solutions, Inc., USA.
The paper - Inclusive Entrepreneurship: A Critical look at Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities - studies the specific challenges in entrepreneurship faced by persons with disabilities.It reviews existing literature in search of evidence to document programs, projects, and policies used in both developed and developing countries to address the challenges of inclusive entrepreneurship for all. Some of the challenges cited in literature included gender gap, cost of doing business and the likelihood to be funded to launch a business, as common dominant factors reported on the issue of inclusion
The Two Day International Conference and Graduate Colloquium was held by the Hailey College of Commerce in collaboration with BAU University Turkey, Medgar Ever College, City University of New York. Other partners included Riphah International University, PU Hailey College of Banking and Finance, Iqra University, University of Central Punjab, PU Institute of Business Administration, PU ORIC, Punjab Higher Education Commission and The University of Lahore. The online conference attracted guest speakers, scholars and international participants from across industry, academia and international organisations.
The paper was well received by the conference participants and was also voted the best paper in the session. As Jacquelline said, "I am delighted to have contributed alongside the co-authors of this paper: Prof JoAnn Rolle, Jacqueline Kisato and Patricia Rock. Our findings continue to change the narrative on inclusive economic growth."
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