First State Insights: Spotlighting Women’s Entrepreneurship


Dr. Amanda Bullough, associate professor of management and global leadership at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, speaks with Troy Mix, Associate Director of the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration (IPA), about challenges and opportunities for women in entrepreneurship, the disparate impacts of the pandemic on women in the workforce, and research and education needed to advance women’s entrepreneurship in the future.

Bullough’s scholarship on leadership and entrepreneurship is widely published, and she was guest editor of a Fall 2020 special issue of Small Business Economics focused on women’s entrepreneurship. She is the co-founder and research director of the University of Delaware’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, which works with students, faculty, alumni and the executive community to create conditions for people to become gender savvy, enabling women to have more confidence and competence in achieving their goals and men to have greater understanding of how and why to support women.

First State Insights is a podcast presented by IPA. This episode was recorded on June 3, 2021 as part of the ongoing Delaware Founders’ Stories series—a collection of conversations focused on the journeys of underrepresented and underestimated entrepreneurs. Learn more about IPA at, and listen to the Delaware Founders’ Stories playlist for all episodes in the series.

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