Stylish Academic brings you an event alert for women interested in all things digital. It is an exciting 2-day event, bringing together digital academics, entrepreneurs, and women who are working or interested in creative industries and digital enterprise.

Dr Angela Martinez

L-R: Joy Francis, co-founder Digital Women UK & Dr Angela Martinez, Glendonbrook Centre for Enterprise Development, Loughborough University

Event: Missing in Action – Women & Digital Enterprise in the UK

Date: November 21 & 22, 2015

Venue: Jubilee Campus, Wollaton road, University of Nottingham

Book your pass here (£25 for 2 days)

(PhD students and MA students considering a related PhD are eligible for a travel stipend – further details below)!

Missing in Action is a collaboration between the Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Digital Women UK.

The aim of the event is to create a  ‘thought space’ that will allow female digital entrepreneurs, academics, creative practitioners and those interested in this field, to discuss professional challenges and concerns, share insights and learn from each other’s experiences and studies of digital entrepreneurship.


Missing in Action reflects the fact that although female digital entrepreneurs are aspiring to start up status, or are working widely in the UK, very little is known about who they are, which communities they come from, the obstacles they face and which entrepreneurial activities they are engaged or interested in.

Who should attend?

If you are a woman who has started, hopes to start, or is just curious about how to establish a digital business, or if you are an academic who is interested in how digital enterprise is affected by issues of gender, then this event is for you.

Benefits include:

  • Inspiring keynote talks by industry experts
  • Exclusively filmed interviews with leading influencers
  • Ask the expert panel sessions with academics and creative digital entrepreneurs
  • Solution-focused roundtable discussions with other participants
  • Skill-building and networking
  • Opportunity for academics to connect with practice communities to understand their needs
  • Gaining insight for future research agendas and the development of key messaging
  • Unifying advocacy work and strengthening drivers for policy change

The event offers a valuable arena for knowledge-sharing, which will benefit both aspiring and established digital entrepreneurs and academics, with the potential to help shape future policy and practice in this field.

For more information on the travel stipend for PhDs and interested MAs, please email Dr Angela Martin here

See event programme details here. The last date of booking for the event is November 19th, don’t leave it too long.

The Stylish Academic team hope to see you there!


Feature Photo: Women in Tech/Flickr