ReWOMEN connects scholars across business schools and humanities departments with stakeholders and policy makers to share key findings from more than four centuries of women’s management and enterprise activities.

ReWOMEN is a joint venture by the Centre for Workforce Futures, Macquarie Business School (Sydney, Australia) and the Institute of the Humanities at Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK). Founded by Professor Lucy Taksa, Dr Jennifer Aston and Dr Catherine Bishop, this global network connects scholars across business schools and humanities departments with stakeholders and policy makers to share key findings from four centuries of women’s management and enterprise activities. Our common interests are in gender, business and enterprise, and the ways these intersect. Our research extends from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries and stretches around the world.

Our members investigate a wide range of subjects including female entrepreneurs of all descriptions, business leaders, board members, managers, professionals, and significant women leaders of co-operatives, trade unions and not-for-profit organisations from Africa, Asia, Oceania, North and South America and Europe. Our varied research methodologies include microhistories, case studies, prosopography, big data and network analysis.

This network will generate opportunities for knowledge exchange. It will create conversations and foster collaborations across disciplinary, temporal and national boundaries, comparing and exploring new sources, methodologies and findings, to produce richer, more nuanced understandings of enterprising women across multiple sites and across expanded time frames.