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Candida G. Brush

Each of the authors has more than 15 years' experience researching and studying women's entrepreneurship. Together, they have published more than 150 articles, book chapters and papers in entrepreneurship, including more than 35 on women's entrepreneurship. Their areas of research expertise include psychology, sociology, strategy, statistical methods and case study research. They have worked in entrepreneurial companies, run entrepreneurship centers, and consulted with women entrepreneurs. Together, they are collaborators on the Diana Project, an initiative that seeks to support the growth and development of women-owned businesses in 15 countries.

DR. CANDIDA BRUSH is Associate Professor in the Strategy and Policy Department, Boston University School of Management. She is the Founder and Director of the Council for Women's Entrepreneurship and Leadership and Research Director for the Entrepreneurial Management Institute.

DR. NANCY M. CARTER holds the Richard M. Schulze Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN, and is Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the London Business School. She previously held the Coleman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at Marquette University where she directed the Center for the Study of Entrepreneurship and the Center for Family Business.

DR. ELIZABETH J. GATEWOOD is Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship and Director of The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Indiana University. She has served as Executive Director of the University of Houston Small Business Development Center and was the founder of the Women's Roundtable Program. She founded and directed the Center for Business and Economic Studies at the University of Georgia.

DR. PATRICIA G. GREENE is Dean of the Undergraduate School at Babson College. She formerly held the Ewing Marion Kauffman/Missouri Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the NJ Chair of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Rutgers University. Prior to her academic career she was active in starting, growing, and managing long-term care facilities.

DR. MYRA M. HART, Class of 1961 Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Harvard Business School, currently leads the school's Models of Success initiative and directs the writing of case studies featuring women protagonists. As one of four founding officers of Staples, she participated in raising initial venture funding, served as first Vice President of Operations, then took responsibility for expansion as Group Vice President of Growth and Development. She is also chair of the Center for Women's Business Research.