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DIRI Events

The Diana International Research Institute (DIRI)

The Diana International Research Institute (DIRI) is the premier global research institute dedicated to being the source of all research, policy, practitioner, and educator information for women’s entrepreneurship. Each year, DIRI puts on a series of events bringing these stakeholders together to discuss best-practices, ongoing research, global policy issues, and future opportunities. Join us for one, or all, of these virtual and in-person opportunities.

Educator Roundtable Discussions

Each quarter, members of the Diana International Research Institute (DIRI) and other interested stakeholders participate in virtual educator roundtable calls with experts from around the world to discuss best practices, teaching materials, and pedagogies for educating women entrepreneurs. These roundtable calls are open to all DIRI members for free and to all non-members for a fee. Learn more about our lineup of educator roundtable events here

Researcher Roundtable Discussions

Join us for a series of virtual researcher roundtable discussions with experts from around the world to explore inspiring new research directions, theoretical lenses, methods, and approaches that can lead to new understandings of women’s entrepreneurship. These roundtable calls are open to all DIRI members for free and to all non-members for a fee. Learn more about our lineup of researcher roundtable events here

Diana International Research Conference

Established in 1999 by five founding scholars, the Diana International Research Conference is the premier international research conference on women’s entrepreneurship, gathering the collaborative network of researchers studying women’s entrepreneurship from more than 60 countries. Moving to a new global location each year, over 100 scholars from around the world join this annual forum to share global research dedicated to asking and answering questions about women entrepreneurs and how they grow their ventures. Learn more here.

Diana International Impact Day

The Diana International Research Institute Impact Day is the first global convening of researchers, educators, investors, policymakers, women entrepreneurs, and other disrupters who are dedicated to advancing women's entrepreneurship through the collective discussion of the unique challenges that these founders are facing. The theme for the inaugural 2019 Impact Day was Catalyzing New Models and Innovations for Financing Women Entrepreneurs where 215+ stakeholders from 14 states and 8 countries came together to collectively explore practical solutions, develop best practices in acceleration and funding, and generate needed policy solutions to leverage one of the largest economic opportunities of our time. The day led to a report calling for new models of funding for entrepreneurial women and documentation of the continued disparity in funding by gender. Learn more here.