The Diana Project™ engages in research activities, forums and scholarship focusing on women entrepreneurs and their growth.

Given the vital importance of women entrepreneurs for wealth creation, innovation and economic advancement throughout the world, the Diana International ​​Research Conference provides a platform for researchers to develop, conduct and share a global research agenda. Brand new to the agenda in 2019, Babson College's Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership is launching Impact Day, a global convening of the vital stakeholders who are dedicated to changing the landscape of financing women entrepreneurs. 

Companies with women CEOs receiving less than 3% of VC funding is a statistic that has not changed enough in the past decade. Luckily, inroads are being made to advance women founders in more creative ways. 80 scholars from around the world will attend the first two days of the Diana International Research Conference, dedicated to the presentation of academic research related to women’s entrepreneurship. On day three, Impact Day, an additional 100 action-oriented stakeholders are expected to join, making this convening the first of its kind. The ability to identify areas of synergy and progress, while documenting key gaps in the funding and acceleration of women founders, is vital if we are to continue making progress.

Diana International Research Conference
June 2-4, 2019 at Babson College, Wellesley, MA

The Diana International Research Conference brings together more than 100 scholars worldwide, providing an annual forum to share global research dedicated to asking and answering questions about women entrepreneurs and how they grow their ventures.

Registration for the 2019 Diana International Research Conference is now closed.

Diana International Impact Day - SOLD OUT
June 5, 2019 at Babson College, Wellesley, MA

The Diana International Research Institute Impact Day is the first global convening of investors, accelerators, policy-makers, researchers, women entrepreneurs, and other disrupters who are dedicated to changing the landscape of financing women entrepreneurs. Join us at the culmination of the annual Diana International Research Conference 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.

Read more about Impact Day, here.

The 2019 Diana International Impact Day is now sold out.

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Call for Papers - 2019 JPIM Research Forum
Nov 2 - 3, 2019 in Orlando, Florida

The 2019 JPIM Annual Research Forum, powered by the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), seeks paper and poster submissions from scholars from all disciplines who share a common interest in new product development and innovation management. The conference will offer networking opportunities with innovation scholars, practitioners, the JPIM’s new Editorial Team and the PDMA community. Full papers, special topics proposals and early stage work are all welcome.

Head here for more details about the conference, including submission links and guidelines.

Open post doc positions in entrepreneurship and gender at Nord University, Norway

Nord University Business School, Bodø, Norway, invites applications from outstanding candidates for a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship in entrepreneurship and gender. Please visit this site for more details on the position.