Women’s Org to take part in Chinese conference

Enterprise Evolution s the commercial consultancy arm of Liverpool’s based The Women’s Organisation and is taking part in the virtual Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference in China

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From left, Helen Milne, Lisa McMullan, Alison Price and Maggie O’Carroll


Representatives of Liverpool social enterprise The Women’s Organisation will this weekend participate in an international conference in China, without leaving Merseyside.

Thanks to the technology of virtual conferencing, the Women’s Organisation’s commercial consultancy arm, Enterprise Evolution, has been invited to take part in the Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference ‘Co-Create Promising Value’, taking place in China between June 6-12.

Enterprise Evolution has a long history of working in China, advising the country’s educators on staff and development programmes and how to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit in the nation’s youth.

The conference will be hosted by Enterprise Evolution’s Beijing-based partner, Zhang Jing  who will introduce international speakers showcasing initiatives concerning entrepreneurship in education across the globe.

Enterprise Evolution consultants Lisa McMullan and Alison Price have worked with Jing for many years on a range of projects offering their particular insight into enterprise and business development.

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Alison co-created, co-designed and co-delivered the staff development programme CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Outcomes) with Jing’s organisation, Beijing Weishengchang International.

Earlier this year the work Enterprise Evolution has done with their partner in China received recognition as a finalist for a Department of International Trade Award. Joining them on the roster for the China conference will be The Women’s Organisation co-founder and chief executive, Maggie O’Carroll.

Maggie will share her journey to entrepreneurship and how her time studying in the United States drove her passion, on her return to the UK, for supporting women entrepreneurs to believe in their entrepreneurial potential and be empowered.

The talks will be free to access and will go live from June 6.

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Alison Price and Zhang Jing of Enterprise Evolution


They will include Lisa’s reflections on working with research fellows to commercialise their research using entrepreneurial approaches. She will be sharing her experiences and the approaches used to support researchers and university colleagues.

Alison will draw on her 20-plus years in enterprise education policy development to discuss the evolution of policy across Europe, and particularly in the UK, as well as sharing her predictions for policy development and implementation in the coming years.

Enterprise Evolution has worked with Chinese partners since 2010, imbuing UK entrepreneurial expertise into the Chinese educational system.

Maggie said: “We are thrilled to be offered the opportunity to expand our work in China.  It is testament to the reputation of our Enterprise Evolution team and the strong working relationships they have forged with colleagues in China that while the world is locking down, we are still reaching a global audience.”

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