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Where next for Global Inclusive Entrepreneurship? (CIMR debates in Public Policy)

Venue: Online

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Join the Centre for Innovation Management Research on Wednesday 15 November 1-2pm for an online lunchtime seminar Global Inclusive Entrepreneurship.

The online debate is part of the CIMR Debates and Workshops in Public Policy series.



As the 'Road to Wonder' summary report is released in the UK, a study which stems from a recognition of the current barriers to innovation and entrepreneurship by disabled people, as well as the socio economic benefits of finding ways to overcome them see. You can access the ‘Road to Wonder’ summary report here.

This unique insight moves us closer to creating the 2030 Agenda Paradigm Shift where disabled people are no longer seen as burdens to society but contributing citizens who when appropriately resourced not only contribute to but lead on the creation of innovation and enterprise. As academia in the field of inclusive entrepreneurship grows the debate is no longer focusing on the barriers but the real and sustainable global solutions to increasing inclusive entrepreneurship.

Our chair, Jacqueline Winstanley will be joined by Dr Jonathan Potter, Rachel Parker, Sassy Wyatt, Sara McKee and Shani Dhanda pre-recorded to further this exciting discussion.



Chair – Jacqueline Winstanley (Universal Inclusion)

Jacqueline Winstanley is a global strategist and innovator. She is a recognised expert and consultant on accessibility and inclusion challenges. Through her work with Universal Inclusion, Fluidity UK and The Inclusive Entrepreneur, she is committed to the global development of Inclusive Cities & Societies especially within the workplace and access to services: developing and sharing cross sector good practice, championing rights and protections of disabled people and others who face barriers to life’s opportunities. 

Jonathan Potter, OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities

Dr Potter is Head of the Entrepreneurship Policy and Analysis Unit in the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE). He has 25 years’ OECD experience in advising governments in this field. He leads OECD work on inclusive entrepreneurship –including assessment of policies to support women, youth, immigrants, the unemployed, seniors, people with disabilities, and other under-represented and disadvantaged groups in entrepreneurship.

He recently directed work for an OECD paper on Supporting-persons-with-disabilities-in-entrepreneurship. He also directs the two-yearly OECD flagship publication series with the European Commission on The Missing Entrepreneurs The missing entrepreneurs 2021, and the online self-assessment and guidance tool on inclusive entrepreneurship for policy makers – the Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool ( He also leads OECD work on entrepreneurial ecosystems, impact evaluation of SME and entrepreneurship policy and the OECD series of Country Reviews of SME and entrepreneurship policies. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Rachel Parker, Frangipan Bakery

Rachel is an award-Winning Social Entrepreneur - spreading joy through baking while closing the disability employment gap.

Sassy Wyatt, Blind Girl Adventures

Sassy Wyatt is an accessibility consultant and a content creator who adores travel and can usually be found planning my next adventure! She is 32 and has been totally blind for just over 9 years

Sara McKee, Life Full Colour

Sara is a dynamic and entrepreneurial board director with proven ability to deliver results. In-depth understanding of strategy, business development and marketing across UK and international markets - boosted profits for major organisations, turned around ailing sales figures and transformed start-ups. Inspiring leader who has built strong and innovative teams to embrace change. A visionary with a disruptive and hands-on approach, flair for networking and a passion for outstanding customer service ensured success in a range of sectors including travel, retail, technology, plus health, care and housing.

Dr Shani Dhanda, Entrepreneur & Disability specialist

Shani Dhanda is an award-winning disability specialist, listed as one of the UK's most influential disabled people. As a keynote speaker and practitioner for inclusion across business, government, non-profit and wider society, Shani helps organisations break barriers and integrate inclusion into their business frameworks


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