Orser Barbara

University of Ottawa

Dr. Barbara J. Orser, Professor Emerita, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, Canada

Researchers, consultant, and women’s enterprise advocate: Principal Investigator, Inclusive Entrepreneurship Education Research Program; Women20(W20) Co-head, Delegation of Canada; Global Women’s Enterprise Policy Group GWEP) board member; and International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship editorial board. She is the co-author of the bestseller Feminine Capital. Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs (Stanford University Press) and has published over 130 studies on gender, women’s enterprise, supplier diversity and procurement, finance, and inclusive entrepreneurship education. Recent procurement studies: Building back better through feminist entrepreneurship policy (2022), Gender-responsive public procurement: strategies to support women-owned enterprises (2021), Entrepreneurship Policies through a Gender Lens (OECD), and The efficacy of gender-based federal procurement policies in the United States (2019).