In our Works Cited podcast, we seek out research and evidence to help understand the world around us. We explore how innovative ideas and knowledge from leading academics impact business, government, and culture.
Making Research Reliable
In recent years, scientists have discovered that the findings from many published academic studies don't hold up when other scholars try to reproduce them. How can we fix this "reproducibility crisis" and make science more reliable? To find out, Footnote produced a series of articles for Inside Higher Ed sharing perspectives from innovators who are working to make research more transparent, rigorous, and reliable. In this episode, the co-producers of the series, Diana Brazzell and Stephanie Wykstra, share what we learned.
Women Mean Business
In the U.S., men are 50% more likely to become entrepreneurs than women. What's behind this disparity and how can we close the gap? To find out, we talk to Dr. Susan Duffy at Babson College, home of the top-ranked entrepreneurship program in the country. We also hear the stories of two women founders, Emily Lagasse and Betty Francisco, about what it was like to start their own businesses.
Very relevant and thought-provoking
Today's economy and workforce dynamics are much different than even 5 or 10 years ago. This podcast brought up a lot of issues and challenges facing female entrepreneurs that still exist despite social progress in other areas. Well done!
Women Mean Business!
This is great, and it's especially important that we hear stories like this at this particular historical moment. Something I'd also like to see explored by researchers is the extent to which women succeeding as entrepreneurs can impact women in other areas where they're underrepresented, such as STEM majors and career paths.