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Professor Holt Represents CEES at Range of Events

Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies

Professor Diane Holt headshot.

It has been a busy few months for our Chair in Entrepreneurship, Professor Diane Holt. Representing CEES at a range of conferences and events, Professor Holt has had the opportunity to showcase her expertise, as well as working alongside other leading figures in the world of business studies.

In March, she gave one of the keynote talks for the Youth Entrepreneurship policy and practice event being organised by the University of Liverpool Brett Centre for Entrepreneurship, in conjunction with the OECD. This talk showcased her work for the United Nations Exploring Youth Entrepreneurship report.

Introductory slide on PowerPoint of Diane's lecture at University of Liverpool.

Professor Holt returned to Liverpool in June to give a talk to early career researchers and PhD students. The lecture focused on how researches can turn their field experiences into impactful research and disseminate this to multiple audiences in an effective manner. It also drew on the recently published films of Professor Holt’s work with Brazilian partners in the Amazon rainforest.

In July, she also taught a two-week summer school module on Enterprise and Society for Leeds International Summer School. Her students consisted of 24 international visitors, including attendees from Indonesia, India, Australia and China. Professor Holt finished off the month by giving one of the Goldman Sachs ‘10,000 Women’ programme webinars as part of their partnership with the University of Leeds. Here, she drew on her field experiences to help attendees from around the world to think about how to make their supply chains more resilient and sustainable.

The remainder of the year promises to be just as exciting for CEES, as our academics continue to participate in informative events in Leeds and beyond.