Professor for Economics and its Didactics at the Institute of International Management and Economic Education/ Europe-University of Flensburg, 2008 – 2011 Professor for Economic Sciences and its Didactics at the Centre for Economic Education / University of Siegen, 2004 – 2008 Junior Professor at the Institute of Business Administration/ University of Hildesheim, 2003 received her PhD from the University of Wuppertal, studied Economic Sciences and Economic Education at the Universities of Wuppertal and Duisburg until 1998. Research foci are Entrepreneurship Education, Diversity Education and Economic Didactics, member of the Forum Gründungsforschung (FGF), the German Society for Economic Litracy (DeGöB) and the working group Economics Feminism and Science (efas).
The working package “women entrepreneurship” in the SPICE project included a program for the mentorship of women by women. We want to motivate young women to start the adventure of self-employment, accompanied by woman who are experts in the entrepreneurship field. With this program, I feel very motivated and satisfied and see regularly, how the young women participants profit from this project. Furthermore, the mentors speak positively about the possibilities that this working package provides to help women entrepreneurs of the future.
After graduating from SDU in 2004 I shortly after got involved in starting up a business from scratch for the first time. Juggling both family and company life I got to experience the whole journey – good and bad – of being involved in entrepreneurship. Having tasted this and roughly two years of employment in Denmark I was drawn back to academia in 2009, coordinating the first entrepreneurship project on campus funded by BMBF (EXIST III). Since then I’ve been constantly involved in and initiated mostly EU funded projects regarding enhancing start-up activity in academia – also cross-border. My interest in entrepreneurship both practically and scientifically has lead me to conduct my PhD research on women’s entrepreneurship. These activities go hand in hand with our current project SPICE 2.0, which is aimed at empowering women’s entrepreneurship in Northern Germany and Southern Denmark.
I am a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Flensburg. My research interests are in the field of women`s leadership and entrepreneurship. I obtained my PhD from Technical University of Berlin where I also worked as a research assistant (2008-2011) at the Institute of Technology and Innovation Management. From 2012 to 2014 I was a member of the Center for Controlling and Management at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and worked on projects about volatility and innovation topics in Management Accounting.
My passion is to combine academic and practical issues in the context of women entrepreneurs and women in leadership positions. For me personally, the spice project is a source of inspiration for further projects and research and a great learning opportunity due to the interaction with the tandems and the project partners.
I got to know the StartUp scene in 2013, when I became involved in presenting the concept of opencampus.sh at the Stifterverband in Berlin. Partly working as a freelancer myself (acting & copy/creative writing), I’m very much aware of the pros and cons of (women’s) entrepreneurship. Working for the Wissenschaftszentrum Kiel GmbH, I do my best to SPICE up the lives of our participants and am looking forward to continuing to empower women’s entrepreneurship in Northern Germany and Southern Denmark alongside the rest of the WEMP team.
Idea Entrepreneurship Centre
Syddansk Universitet Danmark
Telefon: +45 6011 1392
I have been working with entrepreneurship in more than a decade and I have seen a general pattern that far more men than women are attracted to entrepreneurship. And it is a shame because women have so much to offer. A way to support young women entrepreneurs is to let experienced women entrepreneurs guide and support them. And it works!
interAct – University of Southern Denmark
Lisa Marie Frederiksen
I have been working with entrepreneurs since 2012 and love all the inspiration and drive that this provides! I have early in my studies looked deeper into women´s entrepreneurship aspects, such as the impact of gender on e.g. finance and networking. I think it is of crucial importance to set free the entrepreneurial potential of women entrepreneurs, which has a positive impact on all levels: the individual´s self-actualization, the regional innovation and economic potential and for society at large.
In the Master’s program, International Management Studies, I focus on Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management, deepening my knowledge in leadership, change processes, growth and innovation. During my Bachelor’s studies, I learned project-based about methodological issues and conceptual topics in entrepreneurship. In the course of my different work experiences, I increasingly discovered my special concern for good leadership, start-ups, networking and the meaning of effective communication in project work.
I got fascinated by this Spice project for many reasons: the entrepreneurial spirit of the very inspirational business ladies is inviting, motivating and an incentive for female entrepreneurs in our region. It’s a flagship project with strong potential. The lessons learned within this program simply go beyond the acquirement of practical knowledge – they are life enriching experiences.