WeRin Toolbox

Research in women entrepreneurship, gender inclusivity and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems

The WeRin Toolbox - Empowering Educators and Mentors in Female Entrepreneurship

Welcome to the WeRin Toolbox – your go-to educational resource hub designed exclusively for educators and mentors in both academic and non-academic settings. Unlock the potential of female students and propel their entrepreneurial journey beyond the confines of the university with our comprehensive collection of tools and resources. Join us in shaping a future where female empowerment takes centre stage in the entrepreneurial landscape.

Within it, we showcase successful female Role Model entrepreneurs already embedded in the regional ecosystem. By highlighting tenacious, ambitious and resourceful female entrepreneur role models and sharing their realistic advice on how they are succeeding, despite existing barriers, we take a step toward strengthening female graduate entrepreneur inclusiveness.

Prepared by AUAS, FH Münster and MTU on behalf of the Women Entrepreneurs in Regional Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (WeRin)  Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance the Good Practices report provides a cross-practice analysis of 12 good practices and 13 webinars that foster an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem in Europe. The analysis is based on input from five different regions in Europe: Germany, Turkey, Ireland, Croatia, and the Netherlands.

The WeRin Knowledge Portal houses educational resources including teaching guides, videos, papers, websites, quizzes, tools, case studies and more to support the WeRin core Principles. These researched resources are freely available to download and guide entrepreneurship educators, directors of entrepreneurship programmes in HEIs and non-academic organisations through the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Train-the-Trainer handbook is designed for entrepreneurship educators/support managers to develop the pedagogical skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to use the WeRin Toolbox and deliver the WeRin programme.

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Good Practices Report

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Prepared by AUASMUAS and MTU on behalf of the Women Entrepreneurs in Regional Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (WeRin)  Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance this Good Practices report provides a cross-practice analysis of 12 good practices that foster an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem in Europe. The analysis is based on input from five different regions in Europe: Germany, Turkey, Ireland, Croatia, and the Netherlands.

Literature Review

93 papers reviewed between 2012-2021

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Drawing on the scientific and policy literature published in the past ten years, we present the most comprehensive insights into entrepreneurship education developments and entrepreneurial ecosystems that have a specific focus on gender inclusivity. Armed with this expansive Literature Review, our research team, led by AUAS with partners UNIZG, ITU, FH Münster, MTU, identified the particular drivers and barriers of gender inclusivity of entrepreneurship and how both curriculum/programme developers and participants have responded.

Role Model Profiles

As part of the WeRin research & discovery phase, we are delighted to showcase successful female role model entrepreneurs already embedded in the regional ecosystem.

By highlighting tenacious, ambitious and resourceful female entrepreneur role models and sharing their realistic advice on how they are succeeding, despite existing barriers, we take a step to strengthening female graduate entrepreneur inclusiveness. Check in over the coming weeks as we add more.

Regional Scans

There is a need for more inclusive approaches in entrepreneurship. In these five regional scans women’s entrepreneurship is analysed within the context of inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems. The reports present a comprehensive analysis of the degree of inclusivity of key entrepreneurship education and support programs offered by the academic and non-academic partners in the regions of Germany, Ireland, Croatia, Turkey and the Netherlands.