FEBRUARY 2019: We are very excited to be partnering with the University of Edinburgh Business School in their centenary year! Creating another LGBT+ first for Scotland, the 'Somewhere Edi MBA LGBT+ Scholarship' is a major new initiative designed to support LGBT+ entrepreneurs and business people, and community allies who have advocated for LGBT+ equality.
Launched by The Princess Royal on 1st February, Somewhere EDI's research provided the inspiration for this and the Positive Action for LGBT+ MSc Scholarships, aimed at making a real difference to LGBT+ people and community allies in business and enterprise. The deadline is 10 May 2019 for this year's full-time MBA programme and MSc programmes.
More details to come mid-February!
AUGUST 2018 - Founder Kathryn Pierce has been awarded a Merit in her Master of Enterprise (MEnt) postgraduate degree in Arts and Cultural Management at the University of Manchester.
Kathryn's research masters dissertation focused on primary research into career-based experiences of a diverse group of 15 LGBT+ entrepreneurs, and an exploration into their motivations for entrepreneurship.
The research is currently being prepared for submission to academic journals for publication.
The other 50% of the dissertation comprised of the Enterprise Project, which was to create, design and produce a business plan for an enterprise. Somewhere is the implementation of this plan and a realisation of three years' academic and community development work.
We're really excited that Somewhere is research-led and we look forward to inspiring and innovative collaboration with academic partners and like-minded organisations, to make work a more inclusive and transformational place for LGBT+ people, and all marginalised people.
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