Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship

Lund University School of Economics and Management

Gender in entrepreneurship education

Entrepreneurship is a gendered phenomenon in research as well as in practice. This is not least seen in entrepreneurship education – where male students dominate our classrooms and where hegemonic masculine-framed ideas of entrepreneurship are usually assumed and unchallenged. As educators we shoulder the responsibility of taking a critical approach to entrepreneurship and what we do. The question is: how do we incorporate gender in our education? 


In this workshop we will critically discuss how to conduct entrepreneurship education from a gender perspective. Our perspective is that gender is something we “do” which is embedded in our everyday interactions; it is not a sex or a variable but something we do and create through our actions. 


Based on a joint discussion with the participants, we hope to reflect and share knowledge and experiences on how we do gender, consciously or unconsciously.