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Posted by: on March 8, 2022

Ten Lessons from My EMBA Experience So Far – A Journey to Self Development

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe More than a year ago, I decided to take a leap of faith and undertake a massive career change while continuing to work on my own journey of self-development. My admission to […]

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Posted by: on March 8, 2022

International Women’s Day 2022: Breaking the Bias is a Matter of Choice

This year, International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022 calls for action to #BreakTheBias in schools, workplaces and communities in a collective effort to create a world devoid of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Women have come a long way since the observance of the first IWD in the early 1900s, where 15,000 women marched through New York […]

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Posted by: on January 6, 2022

Silent Reflection

This photo snapped in a flash of a second, took years in the making. The men and women captured in the stillness of this frame made moves from across the globe. A dizzying array of separate journeys collided at Balliol College of Oxford University, sometime in the early part of that year called 2020. I […]

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Posted by: on December 3, 2021

2021 – what a fantastic year!

2021 has been one of my most rewarding years professionally and personally. Smart, where I work as Chief Strategy Officer, closed a £165m, Series D funding round, adding further impressive institutional investors to our capital table. I was heavily involved in this process from beginning to end, it was a real team effort. On a […]

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Posted by: on November 9, 2021

In praise of introversion

Throughout my academic and professional career, I have noticed that those who sit back, take their time to observe, and introspect before speaking are some of the most intelligent and interesting people I’ve known. That impression has only been strengthened during my two year tenure while completing the Saïd EMBA programme. Many of my most […]

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Posted by: on October 13, 2021

Resiliency and Kindness!

Almost two years ago, I entered Oxford Saïd Business School to learn business (at least that’s what I thought I was going to do), but leaving this place learning far more than business. I learnt the power of Tribe, the value the diverse perspectives bring to the table and leadership through resiliency in extraordinary times. […]

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Posted by: on March 24, 2021

Women, it’s time to break the bamboo ceiling

The close of Women’s Month has been smeared with the murder of six Asian-American women. It’s hard to divorce race from the ostensibly “sexually motivated” nature of the attack. While racially motivated attacks in the US are down from last year, attacks against Asians have trebled, with nearly 70% of them against women. It’s also […]

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Posted by: on March 8, 2021

Why You Should Invest in Women-Led Businesses!

Female leadership is evaluated from different perspectives in many ways and corporate policies are developed accordingly. Leadership is the act of guiding people or a group of people who view the person as the sole light and follow them diligently in various situations, such as in a business. Leadership in the political struggle for women’s […]

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Posted by: on March 5, 2021

Can inspiration for female leaders be found in a pandemic?

When Covid 19 became an issue on a global scale it created, almost immediately, an atmosphere of uncertainty. With regards to future plans and jobs, a large percentage of our population found themselves second guessing their careers, especially those that had previously been taken more or less for granted. Large numbers of employees were furloughed […]

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Posted by: on January 20, 2021

Embarking on Oxford EMBA Journey during the Pandemic

What an extraordinary year 2020 has been. The global pandemic has affected all of us. Being in the nonprofit space, I am acutely aware that COVID has also disproportionately affected people who are resource-scarce in many parts of the world. For instance, during the Circuit Breaker period in Singapore, children from low-income families were affected […]

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