Digital Democracy 3.0: Startupers versus Startupeuses

Jen Schradie
Séminaire scientifique de l'OSC, 7 juin 2019
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Séminaire scientifique de l'OSC 2018-2019

98, rue de l'Université 75007 Paris - salle Annick Percheron

vendredi 7 juin 2019 de 11h30 à 13h

Digital Democracy 3.0:
Startupers versus Startupeuses

Jen Schradie (Sciences Po - OSC)

Jen Schradie (OSC)Digital technology is one of the fastest growing economic sectors worldwide. Those that garner the most attention are presumably “disrupting” business practices, particularly tech start-ups. A key assumption is that the digital era enables more egalitarian economic practices than the industrial era. However, descriptive statistics show vast inequality, with an average of women as only 10% of startup founding entrepreneurs in France and 17% in the United States.

This talk will present a research project in its early stages. Two driving questions motivate this study:

  • What is the role of the state in mediating any gender differences?
  • What are any barriers women face once they do become entrepreneurs?

 Register is mandatory for external audience (bernard.corminboeuf@sciencespo.fr).