Linda Scott is Emeritus DP world professor for entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Oxford.
She works with the department’s Gender and Growth Initiative, where her focus is on women’s economic empowerment.
Linda published some of the earliest research investigating the impact of interventions that assisted women in developing countries to reach economic autonomy.
She continues to design, implement, monitor, and assess women’s economic empowerment programs around the world.
Professor Scott has worked in partnership with a large number of organizations in both the public and private sectors including UNICEF, Procter & Gamble, the Department for International Development, CARE International, Oxfam, the World Bank, and EY.
She founded the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment (GBCWEE), a group of nine multi-nationals - Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, Walmart, Marks & Spencer, Mastercard, Qualcomm, PwC, and Mondelez - dedicated to developing practices that support gender equality in the world economy.
- Women and economics
- Women’s entrepreneurship
- Women and finance
- Women and market access
- Girls’ education
- Private Sector Engagement with Women’s Economic Empowerment: Lessons Learned from Years of Practice Said Business School research series, University of Oxford, November 2017
- Advisory Note on Measures: Women’s Economic Empowerment lead author, Said Business School research series, University of Oxford, 2016
- Enterprise and Inequality: A Study of Avon in South Africa with Catherine Dolan, Mary Johnstone‐Louis, Kimberly Sugden and Maryalice WU, in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 36, Issue 3, March 2012
- Beyond Poverty: Social Justice in a Global Marketplace with Jerome D. Williams, Stacey Menzel Baker, Jan Brace-Govan, Hilary Downey, Anne-Marie Hakstian, Geraldine Rosa Henderson, Peggy Sue Loroz, and Dave Webb, in Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 30(1), 2011