Natalia Vershinina is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Audencia Business School in Nantes, France. She started her academic career at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University and also worked for University of Birmingham in the UK. Natalia has researched how entrepreneurship intersects with ethnicity, gender and family business contexts and her latest work is on effect of regulation on small firms; impact of online communities for development of confidence and legitimacy amongst women; and finally transitions to self-employment and entrepreneurship of women in couples. She is a member of British Academy of Management Council. She is a great supporter of ISBE, and is involved in Gender and Enterprise Network and Family Business Special interest groups.