Dr Sukanya Ayatakshi-Endow is Senior Academic in Entrepreneurship at Bournemouth University Business School. She is a passionate believer in the power of enterprise in changing society. As an enterprise educator her work focuses on supporting student entrepreneurship. She co-founded the BU Social Entrepreneurship Forum to support the development of socially focused businesses in the region; encourage knowledge transfer between academia and build a peer-based network for social entrepreneurs. Through her research, she focuses on marginalised groups in entrepreneurship including refugee entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs with disability, and gender issues in entrepreneurship.
Jiselle Steele is passionate about designing and delivering programmes that promote gender equality. She has over 13 years’ experience leading and advising on policies and projects which support women’s entrepreneurship, and encourage women’s economic empowerment. Jiselle has led corporate sustainability and consultancy programmes in partnership with the private, public and third sector in diverse countries globally including Brazil, UK and Sri Lanka and is currently working with _SocialStarters and Oxfam Business Advisory Service as a Senior Advisor.