Barbara Orser

Full Professor and Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprises, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa


  • Co-editor of forthcoming OECD multicounty report on women’s enterprise policies
  • Advisor to the Canadian Bureau of International Education Launching Economic Achievement Program (LEAP) for Women in Jordan and Scotiabank Women InitiativeTM Knowledge Centre
  • Board memberWomen’s Economic Imperative
  • Acting Head of Women20 (W20) Delegation Canada Member, UNWomen WE Empower Advisory Group Canada

Policy Briefs

Advancing Enterprise Education for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among MENA Countries

Haya Al-Dajani (Mohammed Bin Salman College for Business and Entrepreneurship (MBSC)), Dinah Bennett (Enterprise Development, Women’s Economic Imperative), Barbara Orser (University of Ottawa), Khulood A. Rambo (Assistant Professor of Informatics, Visiting Scholar at MIT Effat University Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Margo Thomas (Women’s Economic Imperative)

COVID-19 Response Strategies, Addressing Digital Gender Divides

Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke (Womens WorldWide Web (W4)), Barbara Orser (University of Ottawa), Margo Thomas (Women’s Economic Imperative)

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