A Mentoring Model for Women Doctoral Students in Regional, Rural, and Remote Queensland: Developing Female Entrepreneurial Intelligence Using a Quantum Framework
This proposed research recognises the emergence of a new world order affected by the current economic and social transitions. Within this context, women doctoral students living and studying in regional, rural and remote (RRR) areas need tailored support, which is the aim of this proposed research, purposed to produce, enact and evaluate a mentoring model to equip Queensland RRR women doctoral students with tools for empowerment. Underlying this purpose is the provision of a theory and philosophy of female entrepreneurial intelligence that leads RRR women doctoral students to enact female entrepreneurial leadership. As post-qualitative research that strategically both utilises the word 'female' as a code word and addresses women generally (as a group), the mentoring model itself is a methodology for articulating a new ‘fit-for-purpose’ theory and philosophy through the adoption of a quantum framework. Deploying these innovative conceptualisations means this research is entrepreneurial in form and nature, its methodology enacting a multiplier effect through a two-phase entrepreneurial form of data collection. This theory/philosophy of female entrepreneurial intelligence articulated within a quantum framework, presents a new paradigm, a new intelligence and a new cosmology that open the way for a new epistemology and ontology that can inform methodologies for areas and fields of concern such as education, gender, feminist theory, political theory, research policy and practice.