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Workshop – Building a Gender Lens for the Women and Men of the Family Business

March 2, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

Join professors Christina Constantinidis and Teresa Nelson as they lead this two day (half days) workshop based on their groundbreaking research. Together, we will learn how gender influences family business dynamics and become familiar with tools that can help you leverage its impact on the family system.

Half-Day 1 — Understanding the family business and its environment as a gendered system, with a focus on the immediate family and beyond.

Goal: To analyze the key role and influence of gender on family business dynamics including engagement with these key topics:

  • The increasing leadership of women in family business
  • Gender and sons and family business
  • Gendered people, relationships and context (siblings, advisors, partners, clients, network, industry, environment)

Deliverable: Gender and the Family Business Diagnosis Tool

Half-Day 2
— Strategy and best practices to respond to gender norms that limit your family business potential, with a focus on how to build a strategy on gender awareness and how to implement effective strategic changes.

Goal: To engage tools to diagnose and strategize gender impacts, including coverage of these key topics:

  • The shadow negotiation of gender
  • New career aspirations of Millennials and Z in the family business context
  • New shared leadership models for families
  • Best practices for managing gender in the family business context

Deliverable: Gender and the Family Business Strategy Playbook

Event Details

Day 1

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Day 2

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST


Members: $375 + tax (includes both days)

Non-Members: $475 + tax (includes both days)

Who Can Attend

Our entire Family Enterprise Canada community is invited to attend.

FEAs who attend this session will earn 1 continuing education credit toward their annual FEA designation requirement.



Online via Zoom

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Dr. Teresa Nelson

Dr. Teresa Nelson, Ph.D
Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship in the Business School at Simmons University

Dr. Teresa Nelson, PhD, is a professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship in the Business School at Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She also holds a guest appointment in the GEST Research Group at the University of Quebec at Montreal. Nelson is recognized internationally in both academic research and practice areas for her work on gender, diversity, and inclusion, on entrepreneurship and family business, and on their intersections. She has published extensively in top academic journals and is committed to bridging research to policy and practice. She has founded a consulting company to do this supported by other recent work includes leadership of a Sloan Foundation study on the commercialization of science in STEM by female faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; an appointment as a Visiting Scholar for the STEM equity brain trust of the US National Science Foundation ADVANCE ARC Network; and the feature of her work with Dr. Christina Constantinidis, Daughters of Family Business and Succession, at the Family Firm Institute’s 2021 Family Enterprise Research Conference.

Christina Constantinidis

Christina Constantinidis, Ph.D.
Professor of Entrepreneurship at the School of Management of the University of Quebec in Montreal

Christina Constantinidis, Ph.D., is a Professor of entrepreneurship at the School of Management of the University of Quebec in Montreal (ESG UQAM), where she leads the Entrepreneurship Certificate and is a Permanent Member of the GEST Research Group (Group on Entrepreneurship, Society & Transformations). She also leads the research axis about entrepreneurship, gender and inclusion in the newly created Research Chair ‘Entrepreneurship, Alterity and Society’. Constantinidis focuses on studying gender dynamics in entrepreneurship and family business. Her research has been published in international academic journals, book chapters and reports. She is a Member of the editorial board of the Revue internationale PME and a Review Board Member of the Family Business Review. She is actively engaged in a diverse set of professional networks. In particular, she co-created and manages a thematic group on entrepreneurship and gender, active in the two largest research associations (AIREPME and AEI) of the French-speaking world.


March 2, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
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