March 8, 2024

Professor Dame Molly Stevens, John Black Professor of Bionanoscience and Deputy Director of the Kavli Institute, has been appointed as the new Academic Champion for Women and Diversity in Entrepreneurship.

To support diversity in innovation and entrepreneurship, and to enhance the University’s commitment to these goals, Professor Stevens will work with the IDEA (Increasing Diversity in Enterprising Activities) programme and EnSpire Oxford, the University’s entrepreneurship hub.

Professor Stevens’ focus will be on inspiring and nurturing underrepresented people within the University who have an interest in entrepreneurship; advocating at a senior level and collaborating with researchers, Professional Services, Divisions, Departments, and the Equality and Diversity Unit to further this goal.

Additionally, she will provide academic leadership in the development of a Women and Diversity in Entrepreneurship Strategy, aligning with the entrepreneurship objectives outlined in the University’s Strategic Plan and Knowledge Exchange Strategy.

Professor Chas  Bountra, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Innovation, said: ‘I am delighted to announce Professor Stevens’ appointment as the new Academic Champion for Women and Diversity in Entrepreneurship. Molly brings a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship, including business governance, research commercialisation and patent application; and as a female founder herself is an active advocate for women and diversity in academia.’

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