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ReWOMEN connects scholars across business schools and humanities departments with stakeholders and policy makers to share key findings across four centuries of women’s management and enterprise activities.

ReWOMEN is a joint venture by the Centre for Workforce Futures, Macquarie Business School (Sydney, Australia) and the Institute of the Humanities at Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK). Founded by Professor Lucy Taksa, Dr Catherine Bishop and Dr Jennifer Aston, this global network connects scholars across business schools and humanities departments with stakeholders and policy makers to share key findings across four centuries of women’s management and enterprise activities. Our common interests are in gender, business and enterprise, and the ways these intersect. Our research extends from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries and stretches around the world.

Our members investigate a wide range of subjects including female entrepreneurs of all descriptions, business leaders, board members, managers, professionals, and significant women leaders of co-operatives, trade unions and not-for-profit organisations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, North and South America and Europe. Our varied research methodologies include microhistories, case studies, prosopography, big data and network analysis.

This network aims will generate opportunities for knowledge exchange. It will create conversations and foster collaborations across disciplinary, temporal and national boundaries, comparing and exploring new sources, methodologies and findings, to produce richer, more nuanced understandings of enterprising women across multiple sites and across expanded time frames.

ReWOMEN Network provides:

  • a collaborative hub through which members identify key issues and problems for focused research projects.
  • opportunities for members to exchange ideas, and for peer-to-peer mentoring and research skills development.
  • a framework for the development of scholarly conference streams, conference panels, symposia and international conferences on designated areas of research for the production of articles and journal special issues, edited book collections and monographs.
  • a channel for information exchange on national and international research funding sources for projects of interest.
  • opportunities for informal peer review of papers and grant applications.
  • a framework and focus for engaging with and disseminating research to public sector policy makers, business and NFP leaders and women's advocacy organisations and the development of new ideas for policy and strategy to reduce institutional, political, economic/financial, social and cultural barriers for women of management and enterprise.


We are keen to expand the network and welcome new members at all career stages. For more information please email or to join ReWOMEN please complete the membership form below.



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