Historically, Black women have experienced discrimination and marginalization in the workplace and society, and Entrepreneurship has played a role in facilitating their advancement. This presentation will discuss the importance of Black feminism and intersectionality, explore their roles in Entrepreneurship History, and make the argument that although coined later in terms of terminology, their essence has been historically recognized. The contributions of two Black women in Entrepreneurship History will also be acknowledged as they made significant strides to positively impact the economic and social development of Black women in particular, and the Black community in general.

Speaker Bio

Simone T. A. Phipps, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Management in the School of Business at Middle Georgia State University (USA), and an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School's Centre for Social Innovation (UK). She is also a member of the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021. Her research interests include Management History, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Social Innovation, Social Sustainability, and relationships between the organization and society. Her research usually involves the exploration of gender, racial, and ethnic minorities, with the aim of highlighting their struggles and contributions, as well as finding possible solutions to improve the minority experience in business and society. She has published in a number of scholarly outlets including the Journal of Business Ethics, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Journal of Management History. She and her co-author have been recognized by the Academy of Management for publishing “ground-breaking African-American Management History research,” and have also written a book entitled African American Management History: Insights on Gaining a Cooperative Advantage. 

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